Six months ago, I was lucky enough to marry the woman who made me a better man.

I’ve always seen myself as an independent person, as someone who can get through life on my own, fight my own fights, be my own man without needing anyone else. But three years ago, Elissa changed all that. She’s a stronger support system than I can ever be, a strong, bold—stubborn ?—woman who stands up for her family and what she believes in, who can make me laugh, make me frustrated to all hell, and make me realize there’s no one else I’d rather spend my life with.

Elissa chillin' on the couch watchin' Fixer Upper.

Elissa chillin’ on the couch watchin’ Fixer Upper.

What I love most are these lazy Sundays when she’s in comfy clothes, hair up, cuddled on the couch watching her favorite TV show, Fixer Upper, while I cook dinner.

I’ll catch her as she’s intently watching, brain stirring with ideas for our next home-improvement project, ready for whatever that may bring. She brings out the best in me, and I can only hope I do the same for her.

Six months in the grand scheme of life is insignificant, but to me it’s been the absolute greatest six months of my life. And while there’s bound to be trouble along the way (one day I’ll learn to clean house better and actually put my clean clothes away in a timely fashion), I’ll fight for her every day for the rest of my life.

I love you, babe! I can’t wait to see what the rest of our life brings.

Beautiful wedding couple

My first book‘Till Death, takes a raw, emotional, uncut look into what it takes to maintain a successful marriage, through the good times and bad and all times in between, as told by married couples.

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