yes to love | love BURTco. living | ethan & bethany burt

i am having all of the feels in my office this morning. 
i am supposed to be editing a bridal boudoir and i will, but i went to youtube to watch gushy love videos first. i have a plate full of bacon and piping hot coffee in my "the boss" mug a beautiful friend/bride gifted me. and i'm ready for the day. but before i get to work editing and watching gilmore girls, i just really felt a post coming on.
so i had to share with you all! 

"i love my job so much" is probably the sentence i say most in my life. 
maybe at first it was about the photography but it quickly stopped being just about pretty photographs and yummy lighting and became more about the intense love between two people and the legacy it will leave behind one day.

ethan and i have so many "what are the odds!" moments in our story and as we get to know our couples we learn that it's the same for them! 
there is so much that has to happen for two people to meet up and feel just right and take the time to get to know each other and then say YES and mean it. and move forward into this covenant with one another. 

our very first photograph together. taken by my sis at her home during christmas 2009. we met just about twenty-ish days before this was taken. 

and our wedding day. june 2010. TEARS AND HEART EYES. FEELS. 

i loved learning about how my grandparents met. i once interviewed my grandpa about the war when i was in middle school and to this day i only remember two things. 
1. he loved the beer in germany. 
and 2. he was a nervous wreck that my grandma would find another man while he was gone. 
thankfully, she didn't. she waited for that handsome man to return home and she married him. 

my parents met at church camp when they were just babes themselves. 
ethan's parents were high school sweethearts. 

now i know, not all family stories are super romantic and lovely. and all families have their issues. but, you are here. and you get to start anew in your brand new married life. 
wow, we have heard amazingly romantic happy love stories and we have heard tragic, heartbreaking stories. but the young couple has found each other and will break the mold and start a beautiful story.  

i think about mine and ethan's life. 
i think about our children. and their spouses. i pray that my daughters-in-love will want to cook with me. and maybe could finally teach me how to bake. i dream of my daughters being loved and adored by their new husbands just like their papa loves and adores me. i think about all the kids that maybe won't look like us but will feel like our own flesh and blood anyways. i think about all the thanksgivings and random tuesdays. i think about it all. i don't want to rush any of it. i want to live and breathe every single moment with a grateful heart and thankfulness in my gut. i don't want to miss out on one single ethan burt laugh. or his warm gaze from across the room. i'm going to soak it all up. this is how we create a  beautiful legacy. 

we met while working in a nursing home. besides taking wedding photos, being surrounded by elderly people is definitely on top of my list. i love them so much. they have so much wisdom and life in them. even as they are possibly at the end of theirs, they have lived so so much. and i just want to ask them all the questions. i especially loved talking to our residents about their love stories. our very favorite thing was the photograph on their night stand. it is always a wedding photo. just of the two of them. and then they have kids and grand kids and great grand kids photos all over the rest of the room. but on the night stand is only that one, sweet photograph. just them and their love. that's where it all starts. that's what it's all about. so much goodness and sorrow and difficult times and celebrations follow, but it all begins with the love between two. 

i love this video so much. 
i love that they are honoring their family. and seeing that this is where it all begins for them. 
i hope they keep making videos so one day we can see the end scene full of their new created family. 


all because of love. all because of yes.