Jimmy McNeal


Jan 07, 2014

I Am One Blessed Man

I am one blessed man.

It's been 52 weeks, and I'm still humbled by that statement. I'm reminded today of this scripture as Staci and I celebrate one year of dating.

"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord." - Proverbs 18:22

One year ago today, at around this same time, I had fasted, prayed, prepped, rehearsed and gave my self "the pep talk" as I began the pursuit of my wife. One year ago today, my life changed for the better. I'll never forget the day that I asked my bride if I could "court" her. I can still remember the butterflies in my stomach as I sat her down and outlined our entire history of knowing each other. Up until that point we had been friends for a little over 4 years and I wanted her to know when and how God began to change my heart to have feelings for a dear friend of mine, HER. As words flowed from my lips and prayers rang out in my conscience, I felt as if God was in the drivers seat as we ended the night knowing that we were dating with the intent to marry. The pursuit was on! 

And one year later that pursuit hasn't stopped. Although we are no longer boyfriend and girlfriend, no longer engaged, and no longer just friends, I'm still dating the woman I started pursuing 52 weeks ago. She's my partner in crime, my beloved who bears my last name, and my best friend. I wouldn't want to be doing this with anyone else but her. 

I am one blessed man walking out of the door tonight to celebrate one year of dating with his bride.

Nothin' but love,



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