Evan Galui is Hebrew for "Rock of Revelation," and it's where we happened to stop and talk the night after we began dating almost 7 years ago...fireworks went off. Literally. And figuratively, I suppose, because that was the "talk" in which I gave him every reason I could think of NOT to fall in love with me. I've always had a knack for romance.
We should have named it Rock of Encouragement, because that's all Geoff gave in response. He saw beyond my failures and fell in love with who GOD created me to be, calling the best out of me that day, and every day since. We got married 4 months later...before he had time to change his mind!
I only had time to tearfully flip through the journal before we had to go. Geoff apparently sent out a mass Facebook message, and many of you responded with notes of love that I will treasure. He hand recorded each note into the journal. He's good, I know. A sneak peak at a note from one of my favorite preschoolers is below:
I am overwhelmed by the grace and love from so many of you. Each message touched me deeply, and will for years to come. I loved this gift idea (way to go, Geoff!) and hope to pass it on to others...the possibilities are endless, as is the need.
Thank you all for the immense encouragement you offer us no matter where we are, whether through this journal, blog, prayers and/or countless other forms. We love you and thank GOD for you. May GOD bless us all to encourage each other in ever increasing measure.