Friday, January 29, 2010

my heart feels so happy











































a small break from the haiti posts, here are my thoughts as of late.

2009 was a tricky year. a year that i am happy is over. i don't like to sound negative but i want to be honest too. however in these last few weeks, i have felt such a light in my life. a light in myself. in my marriage. in my home. i love where grant and i are headed, we pushed through that rough patch that every couple goes through. we understand how each other works and although we are not perfect, we deal with disagreements so much more maturely. i love to love him. i really am so crazy in love with him (how can i not be? we are sitting on the couch watching project runway, he just leaned over and gave me his 5th kiss since the show started). and i just learn so much from him. every single day. i know him, i know how he thinks. he knows me and he knows just how i work. and that is such a blessing. i honestly feel like living right and appreciating our blessings has brought us so much closer to the lord and each other. i want others to know that tough times always pass. if we do what we are supposed to do, things will always fall into place.

i read a quote today that said "one of the biggest forms of flattery is knowing that just by being your normal, wonderful self, you make someone fall in love with you." isn't that just perfect?

19 sweet thoughts:

Nicole Marie said...

aww so cute. i'm excited for marriage one day but i know the struggles and how tough it can be sometimes.

Jess and Matt said...

This is perfect. I love every single word and agree with all of it. Rough patches always pass, and we end up better in the end. Except, I am not sure the rough times ever go away for good, but like you said, we deal with them more maturely. I know you have heard this a million times, but you and Grant are so perfect for each other and your love for each other radiates all over the place. Obviously, things for Matt and I changed a lot, really fast, but reading your blog is like reading my own memory book. The things you write are SO much how I used to feel about everything, and still sometimes do. You are awesome. I meant to thank you for the sweetest comment you left on my "light shines through" post. It made me so happy. I am so glad that things are going so well for you and that you are happy. I LOVE all the stuff you guys are doing for Haiti; seriously, it's so amazing. I also feel like a new leaf has turned in me too, just recently. It feels so good. I am not sure why this is so long...I meant to just say that I love what you write--every word.

Jess and Matt said...

oh yeah, and I also meant to say that this picture has always been one of my favorite pictures of ALL time. It too, is PERFECT.

my name is lauren. said...

marriage is the greatest. so glad you've moved beyond the rough patch and are enjoying all the joy that marriage brings. you guys sound like you've got a great thing going...which is always kind of important when you're talking about a person you're planning on spending forever with :).

heather said...

this is such a beautiful post. i can only pray that one day i will find something as wonderful as what you have found!

And that is such a fabulous picture! What a gorgeous couple you are!

have a wonderful weekend & good luck preparing for haiti. i think what you two are doing is so inspiring.

Kanwalful said...

I just came across your blog. I'm really happy about you and your husband getting over your little rough patch. My husband and I were going through a bit of that too last year. 2010 is a good year.

Cheers! =)

lehi + sasha said...

grant + brittan = love.

i have a huge smile on my face right now.

you two have the perfect love. a love that is rare.

this post made me extremely happy. it brought light into my day.

David and Shalynna said...

Oh i am obsessed with this picture. It's one of my all time favorite pictures of all time. You are so gorgeous.

I love what you said. You and Grant are so perfect for each other and with what I've seen- I would have never thought that you've ever had one disagreement in your entire lives!

I love that quote too.

Traci Barnes said...

Hey guys,
Remember that being kind, serving each other, having the other's interest in mend, and yet being honest about how you are feeling, TOTALLY combined with staying close to the Lord bring JOY. Joy doesn't always = exuberant happiness. It is better and deeper and gets you through the tough times - which ALWAYS happen, so plan on it and enJOY the ride!

ChloƩ said...

I love this post Britt, you are Grant are really the perfect couple. and i think being a perfect couple means that you have your ups and downs, and you get through them together, and come out of it even stronger and more in love than before. you guys are amazing.

Sophia said...

I like your words about rough patches passing if you are doing what is right. You are right on about that!

Michael & Mindy said...

This is so freaking cute. I love love that picture. I love the hat you're wearing. You are so dang stylish I can't stand it! And you guys are seriously the cutest couple. I love that you are so in love, and I love that your posts don't sound mushy, just true, ya know? You are both so cute.

David and Shalynna said...

I just saw that I wrote "It's one of my ALL TIME favorite pictures of ALL TIME." I'm so embarrassed.

grant + brittany said...

ha hah aha Shalynna don't be embarrassed!

trudy...{and jamo} said...

oh my goodness, what a cutie you are. this is perfect and REAL. i love it. i love that you are REAL. ya know?
cutest couple ever.

Erin + Geoff said...

I love that quote brittany, i feel that it is so true and important to remember in order to have a healthy marriage.

Alix said...

Brittany,
I just love you girl, and I totally appreciate your honesty. I like to know how other people cope with hard times and see that you can come out on top through the thick of it all. You are such a good example!

britt said...

hey there! just came accross your blog and love love love it! you two arew absolutly darling!!!
loves!
brittany (also!)
brittnjacob.blogspot.com

Liz said...

beautiful post brittany, with a lovely quote to compliment it even more.

ox