Wednesday, February 8

a love story: casey wiegand

Hi! My name is Casey Wiegand, I am a freelance artist, wife and mama.
I love painting and sharing our life through my blog...where you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, with touches of art, creative inspiration, projects and things I love along the way.

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I will begin at my highschool graduation
(where it all began....sort of).

Chris is 4 years older than me so he was at my highschool graduation with his current girlfriend at the time (they were watching her little sis graduate). I am not sure how this came about but he asked who I was. smiley face. She told him... that is Casey Jones and she'll be at Baylor next year. I graduate, make it to Baylor and Chris can name countless times that we were at the same places... always remembering who I was from that initial sighting. My sophomore year he sat behind me at a concert and tried to get the courage to talk to me the whole time and never said a word. Fast forward time....(he is older) he graduates, moves back to Dallas. I still don't know he exists and we have still never officially met.

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*Another funny sidenote. Some of Chris' friends from college live right near my parent's house so he would always drive past hoping to see me. :)


I graduate college in August. One night Chris was at a highschool football game with a bunch of guys and my little brother, Travis, walks up to the group. Chris asks who that is..."Casey Jones' little brother" (so I am back on his mind)...then later that evening we both randomly wind up at a Kanakuk reunion. He waited at the bottom of the elevators to talk to me and I took the stairs!


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Finally he decided just to get my number and call me. What was supposed to be a phonecall for a "sort-of" blind date turned into hours of conversation. I didn't even know what he looked like at the time. I remember when I went to answer the door, my heart literally stopped....I could not believe someone so handsome and so sweet was standing there.
I tend to be a bit of a homebody. And I remember my brother saying to me one day - "youre never going to meet anyone staying home all the time"... and my response was, God knows me, He knows how I tick... if He must, He will bring him to me.
And He did!


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He took me out on a date on October 21. I remember thinking I was in serious trouble because there was such an instant connection. We are both artists, see the world very uniquely, have interesting personalities with very specific needs.

Three months later he told me he loved me and wanted to spend his life with me.

We went to Hawaii after 5 months of dating and he proposed to me on our one year anniversary. We had an 8 month engagement, married on June 16...
I was 23 years old.
We started our business/studio when I was 24.
We had Aiden when I was 25, Ainsleigh at 27 and a miscarriage with Addison at age 28.
And here we are today.


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There is obviously a lot that has happened in the middle. We have had some messy patches, hard patches, ups & downs. I have let him down a zillion times and he has done the same.

But at the end of the day... Christopher has always said
"There was only girl I could spend my life with...and that's you."

And I believe it.
Through better or worse.
He has made all my dreams come true.
He has changed my life.
He has loved me well.
He has made me a better me.
Through day in and day out.


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He chose me. And I am thankful.
Our story :).

47 comments:

  1. i love this. i've never read her love story before but i LOVE her and her blog and think she is the sweetest...so reading this was extra special. sooo glad you shared it, casey!

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  2. So lovely! I love Casey's blog so much, and her story is beautiful!

    xoxo Meghan

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  3. wow... such a great love story :)

    Nica
    http://nicajoice.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful story! I'm really enjoying reading these love stories. Making me think I should post mine, huh? :)

    anywhere-is.net

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  5. What a beautiful love story Casey! I'm so glad Danielle asked you to share it!! Love you friend.

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  6. *Tears* that was so beautiful ! I'm happy you two found each other & it was such a beautiful love story. God works in mysterious ways to bring people who are meant to be together :)

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  7. It's BEAUTIFUL! :) I LOVE "love stories"! Makes me feel a little more hopeful until I meet someone one day...

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  8. I love it! Congrats on your happiness! such a gorgeous story which has me smiling.

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  9. this is precious and brought tears to my eyes :) i love casey and her blog. what a sweet story. inspires me as a single girl (and also a homebody) that the Lord has a perfect plan and can bring a man into our lives whenever He wants!

    God bless!

    XO
    erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  10. wow. thank you so much for sharing. made me tear up a bit! :)
    funny how you never noticed him. but in the end you luckily got it.
    you rock and so does you blog!

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  11. Beautiful story. I love hearing love story and how the couple met xoxo

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  12. LOVE hearing stories of how people met! Meant to be... :)

    Emma x

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  13. That is a beautiful love story. Sic 'em Bears!

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  14. God knows exactly who we need :)

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  15. I read your blog everyday Casey and am praying for you to have a smooth and lengthy pregnancy! Have you ever met the other Casey Jones (there are probably a lot more) who had the show in Texas with her husband Ethan and all of those babies? I know her husband went to Baylor too. She became Casey Jones upon marriage though. I loved your story. Thanks for telling it.

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  16. This is such a beautiful story--and just shows that god moves in mysterious ways :)

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  17. What a beautiful story! I just clicked over from Casey's blog but from what I've seen I'm here to stay!

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  18. love this!! thanks for sharing :)

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  19. SO beautiful. I love that he always knew you were the one. Your story sounds like it should be a movie!

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  20. wonderful story and just goes to show that God has a plan for each of us and someone picked out for each of us... and we always end up exactly where he wants us!

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  21. What a beautiful love story! Perfection. :)

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  22. My goodness - that's the most AMAZING love story ever! Soo romantic! And it's real life. You give me hope that one day I'll find that.
    Eternally happy for you :]
    xx. Jillian
    boyishchic.blogspot.com

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  23. so sweet. God know what we need and when :-)

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  24. Awwww I read Casey's blog all the time. This was so sweet!

    Julie
    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  25. What a great story Casey! I love to hear the stories of how God brings two people together over time and space. Maybe I should write out our story on my blog soon. Valentine's Day perhaps! Anyway, thanks for the sweetness this morning!
    Hannah at www.thrivingthirty.tumblr.com

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  26. So beautiful, have been reading Casey's blog for a while but don't think I've ever heard the full story! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Love the story...I follow your blog regularly but had never heard your story. I am going to have my teenaged daughter read the story. We are struggling with a "boy" at the moment who we do not feel is the boy God has in mind for her. My favorite part of your story is where you say, "God will have to bring Him to me", I want my daughter to wait and realize that God will bring her the perfect mate in HIS time, not HERS.
    Thanks for sharing Casey, you are an inspiration to many.

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  28. this is absolutely lovely! i have been waiting [impatiently] to hear about how you two fell in love. and it's so perfectly suited to you two. your husband sounds like the kind of man who goes out looking for the beauty and adventure in life, and it sounds like he definitely found that beauty, adventure, and love in you.
    http://scribblesbya.blogspot.com/

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  29. so beautiful. you two are really special people and meant for each other!

    http://lilmisssweeney.blogspot.com/

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  30. oh gosh, could your story be any cuter?! i had no idea that christ tried so hard to meet you. how adorable!!!
    xo TJ

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  31. This is so sweet! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Oh absolutely beautiful! I love how he pursued you. You are worth it!

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  33. Oh, I never knew how they met! So sweet. :)

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  34. awwww...this is just beautiful! you guys are truly an inspiration! thanks for sharing your beautiful love story! :)

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  35. What a beautiful love story!!!

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  36. Beautiful beautiful story! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I'm hosting a love story link party on February 10 - would love to have you join us! http://christinetrevino.com

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  37. Casey and her family are so beautiful! This is a great love story!

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  38. I've followed your blog for awhile now and I love you and your sweet family, I didn't know until I read this post that you went to Baylor! Coming from a current senior at Baylor I am so happy for your family!!!! AMAZING story!!

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  39. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story:). I love reading your blog, and am encouraged all of the time by your honesty. Thank you!

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  40. I love how you said "God knows me, He knows how I tick..." and brought such an awesome man into your life. :)

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