Tuesday, March 6, 2012

That Man of Mine

Frank's law school has spring break next week. That means this week is incredibly busy for him, with lots of papers to write and tests to study for. We knew we wouldn't be able to see each other this week as much as we normally do.

I had resigned myself to this fate and I was determined to be supportive. We weren't able to see each other yesterday. So last night, when I asked him on the phone "Will I see you tomorrow?" and he said regretfully, "No," my heart broke a little bit. I had promised myself to be supportive, so I said, "Ok. That will just make it better next time we do see each other!" But secretly I felt like I would absolutely die if I had to go two whole days in a row without seeing him, even though I kept that thought to myself.

And then, just a few minutes ago, I was sitting at my desk working on a writing project when I got a text message from my love.

"Run out the back door towards the elevators," he wrote.

Amazed, wondering, and full of excited anticipation, I went out to find him waiting in the hallway. Not only had he surprised me with a visit at work, but he had even brought me a hot cup of delicious vanilla tea from the coffee shop down the street. I died.

He was only able to stay for a few minutes, but in those minutes, we were able to have a good conversation. He teased me about my hairstyle (braids over my head like a Swedish milkmaid) and said he was going to call me Ingrid, which made me laugh. We also took a few moments to pray together for some of our biggest intentions.

On that note, dear blog readers, please keep Frank and I in your prayers. There has been some resistance to his conversion from some of his family, and we're in the midst of trying to assuage everyone's concerns and soothe feelings. It's hard to know how best to handle everything. We can use your kind prayers and good wishes.

But family or no family, I can tell you this: that man makes my heart beat faster. Every day he sweeps me off my feet. I am constantly in awe of the beautiful, thoughtful things he does. No matter what we might have to go through in the future, I know that today I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.


  1. I'm keeping you both in my prayers. What an inspiration the story of Frank and Tess is already; thank you for sharing it with your readers.

  2. Magistra, thank you so much for your prayers! I know they are helping us very much. I'm also glad you're enjoying the stories; I'm looking forward to sharing more of them!