First of all, I just want to say thank you to everyone who wrote me in response to my "Vulnerable" post. I was blown away with the comments and messages I received! Thanks to those of you who were vulnerable with me in return. It wasn't easy to share, but I'm thankful I did.

Tomorrow (or today, depending on when you read this) my husband leaves for nine days to Africa. I am so blessed that I married a man who is bold and passionate about serving Jesus. And will go anywhere and everywhere he is called. But, I am definitely going to miss him!

We went out to eat last night at a yummy Japanese restaurant for some one on one time. I enjoy his company so much. By the time we got home, a song was already brewing in my mind and I sat down to write it. (He's easy to write about. ;) )

He is the reason that I smile. And the reason I'm laughing all the time. For sure.

Hope it makes you feel all tingly inside!

You are the Reason

I know a secret I wish that I could tell you You can try and guess it I'll only give you one clue

It has to do with you It has to do with you

Seashells and sunsets The sound of the ocean Our feet leave an imprint Our hearts beat in rhythm

It has to do with you It has to do with you

Chorus: You are the reason that I smile You are the reason that I'm laughing all the time You never seem to mind You are the reason I believe That love is real and will never leave I know that this is true The reason is you

There is a picture That sits on my nightstand The last thing on my mind And the first thing in my hand

It has to do with you It has to do with you

Repeat Chorus

In the way you hold my hand when I am scared In the way you make my dreams your every prayer The sparkle in my eyes The way I feel tonight

Repeat Chorus