For those of you who don't know I will be getting married this month. To Tyler McDaniel! I have been awful about blogging during our courtship but we have been dating for over a year and Tyler proposed on July 9th. For those of you who may not know, we met at EFY last summer.. Thank you Sarah Lewis for getting me into EFY two years ago! :) We met in a little town of Ephraim cow country Utah and then needless to say we hit things off. We started dating two weeks after we met and then Tyler moved to Arizona so we could continue dating in the Fall of 2010. It was either try the long distance thing from BYU or for one of us to move. I cannot thank Ty enough for moving and sacrificing so much to date me. If he didn't I know our relationship wouldn't have lasted much further then the summer.
Then this past January 2011 I moved to Provo. Some place I never thought I would see myself. But honestly I never thought I could grow so much in a place as Provo. I have learned so much about myself, how I struggle, how I can love, and how I can succeed. Taking chances has been so worth it and now I am taking another big leap of faith with getting married. After coming from a divorced family I was always very hesitant of marriage and if it would succeed for me. I have honestly been very scared because I was always worried if someone could really love me enough to marry me. I have only dated one other guy in my life and I have never felt more worse about myself and so unloved then when I was with him.
Tyler has changed my view on men, dating, life and love. He more then many people in this world has seen me at my hardest points, my saddest lows and my happiest joys. He understands what I need to be happy. He knows that I want an eternal family and will not let anything get in the way of that. He knows that I want my current family to be apart of that day and he wants to help me help them. Today at church today we visited our future family ward and there was an old mexican man passing the sacrament. Tyler said, " Kim, that's what I picture your Dad looking like when he passes the sacrament one day. Solemn and so happy with what he is doing for other." I broke down in tears to know that the man I love, loves and wants my dreams to come true as much as I do.
With the help of my dear Tyler I know that one day I will have my eternal family. I cannot wait to start our journey on Septemeber 24, 2011. Thank you Ty and everyone else, especially my best friend Emily for believing in me and my dreams of going to the temple. Without all of the many people in my life I would not be where I am am today and I would not have taken the chances that I have to make it here today. Thank you everyone. You all know how you have helped me in my life. To end here are some fun engagements of Tyler and I in Provo. Photos taken by my good friend Becca Stark.