I’m Lyryn (pronounced Leer-in) and this handsome fellow next to me is my husband, Jesse.   I'm so glad you decided to stay a learn more about us.

We are your typical “Christian” high school sweethearts.   We grew up in the same church.  We both very much love the Lord and have our own personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  After dating for seven year - what does every good christian couple do so that no one thinks you are sleeping together out of wedlock do?  We got marriage and our twenty-one year old selves though we had it all figured out.   I’m sure God laughed A LOT.

Then we decided to have kids… that’s when the shit hit the fan.  It wasn’t the kid that was the problem, it was the fact that our marriage up to that point was more like roommates than it was a marriage.   It wasn’t conducive to being a stable partnership and for some reason we still hadn’t caught on.  When we did catch on it was too late and that sweet man you see so lovingly kissing me on my cheek up there broke my heart into a million pieces. 

Yea – There was a time in my life where I never thought I would ever see a picture like this of us again.  There was a time I didn’t even think our marriage would last longer than a month or I could even forgive this hurt that he caused.    I was sad, lonely and frankly excused from the bull shit.  I was in so much pain my heart felt like it was going into cardiac arrest multiple times a day.  My life seemed quite hopeless, and though my friends and family loved me and wanted the best for me it was hard for them to see me choose him and our marriage.

Nine years later, I can honestly tell you we are happy.  We have a healthy happy marriage and I am more in love with this man than ever before.  I’m not going to lie, it was HARD. Painfully hard.   But I’m so thankful for him.  He is my partner in life and absolutely the most perfect dad and remodel to our four beautiful boys.  He is my comic relief through the ups and downs of life and is my rock when everything else seems to be falling apart.  He speaks my love language even better than I do and he is constantly taking my breath away sweeping me off my feet.   He affirms me often, loves me daily and reminds me all the time why he choose me.   He is the reason I can share our story today.
You see our misery has now become our ministry and I’d love to tell you all about it…