Seven Blessed Years With My Favorite

David and Amanda Knapp
On your 18th birthday, I offered to innocently buy you an ice cream.  You said, “Noooooo.”  I bought it for you anyhow.  And that was that, after all, you were only 18 and I was almost 24, which means you were way too young for me.

But you never really left my mind.  I admired your heart from afar.  I fasted from women because I was sick of being let down.  I knew that I would like to get a good girl like you.

The next year I took time off from college, but thought about you from time to time.  For once in my life I was at peace.  I left the very thought of you in God’s hands.

That next fall I returned to Ozark Christian College.  I was sitting in the parking lot when I saw you walking with your friend.  Your smile made me like you even more.

I prayed right then and there that God would let me have you.  I wanted to marry you.  I had never prayed about something so seriously in my life.

The next day while I was getting ready to leave my time at study skills you were beginning yours.  You asked me to church and I said yes.  Five months later, while at church, I asked you to marry me and you said yes.

On August 14, 2004 I was required to get dressed in my tux five hours in advance.  That’s okay because at the end of the day I received my bride.  I love my bride…

I love you my sugar bean, dear, darling, honey, My Favorite!

I pray that God will grant me enough time to live a full life with you.

Your Lucky Only,

David