The 4 Years Game

2:30 PM

During our whole time dating, Randy and I would play a game. We would say "Ok, four years from now, what does our life look like?" We picked 4 years randomly, but it also had something to do with the fact that Randy would probably be home from a mission by then. We talked about what our lives would maybe look like if things went according to plan.

We talked about if we would live in Provo or Salt Lake or Logan or somewhere else entirely, what would we be doing in school, where we would go for dinner, who we would hang out with on the weekends, things like that. It always involved us being together, and dreaming what else life would have in store for us.

This game holds some of my favorite memories from our entire time dating.

4 years ago today, I didn't want to play the game. I didn't know what was ahead, and it was so scary because for the first time I was playing by myself, and the 4 years seemed further away than ever.

I wish I could have caught a glimpse of what 4 years down the road was. It was me married to the love of my life, living in a cozy apartment, so happy to be together and in love. It's turned out to be what I always dreamed and hoped, and so much more.

I'm so grateful that 4 years ago Randy and I said goodbye, so grateful that he spent an amazing 2 years serving in Japan, and so grateful for every single piece of our story.

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  1. Maddy you have a great perspective on things! I could not be more happy for you and am glad you are finding joy in everyday living!


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