Wednesday, August 19, 2009

1 Year Ago Today

A surprise guest appearance from Ryan...

A year ago today, Sarah and I were engaged. It was a very frantic day. I got the ring on monday and it was truely burning a hole in my pocket. I planned with Tim and Jamie to get her on campus Wednesday evening so I could pop the question. It worked! I am sure I have told most of you the story so I won't bore you. It was a big day for Sarah's step-mom and dad as they were dropping off Rae-Marie to become a college kid and getting a "son-in-law" all in the same day (they were already in Fayetteville). I called my parents and Sarah's mom and told them the news and they headed up from central AR, made it just in time to celebrate afterwards.

Enough of the boring story.

Today is Sarah's first day teaching 3rd grade at the New School. She has been very nervous this week leading up to this morning. Everyone, I ask that you say a prayer to calm Sarah and that God will grant her the peace on this 1st morning of a new chapter in our lives.

Sarah, I love you very much and this past year has been so wonderful. I can't thank you enough for all you do for me. This has been the greatest year of my life, I don't know what I would do without my best friend. We have now been married nearly 3 months, how great it has been. I look for many more wonderfully blessed years of life ahead with you!

Good luck today! Breathe deep, and most importantly, smile that beautiful smile. The kids are going to LOVE you!!

I LOVE YOU, RYAN

2 comments:

Mom of 3! said...

This is such a sweet post. I'll say a prayer for you, Sarah.... But I know you will do great and have such a fun day and a fun school year!!

Lauren said...

Ryan--you are just the sweetest. I'm so glad you and Sarah found each other and you became a member of the Maulden Clan. We love you. Sarah--I have no doubt that the kids went home today and raved to their parents about their new teacher. I love you!