Since this is my blog (therefore, it's more for myself, and family, and posterity), I wanted to add in some extra backstory to these pictures. So this post includes that as well.
- He loves to cuddle.
Since the very beginning of our getting to know each other, I knew that Logan was a physical touch (of the five languages) kind of guy. I distinctly remember him putting his hand on my leg when he was giving me and a bunch of other people a ride home from the mission get-together. It's just who he is. Enthusiastic and friendly. But I could also perceive a sincerity about him that was so free of deception. He had no hidden agenda and I never felt like I had to question his motives. I got good vibes from him from the very beginning (from the little I can remember about him as Elder Bullock on the mission, and from the beginning of our relationship four months post my mission) and have always felt so safe around him. So, ever since I ran into him on campus and we started talking, I could not shake the feeling that he was something special. On our first date, I was blown away by what a gentleman he was. As we dated, I could not believe how easy it was to be myself around him and how much I loved being with him. Now we are husband and wife, and I am happy to report that those feelings haven't changed. They have obviously blossomed into more than I ever thought I could feel about another human being. I love Logan Bullock with my whole soul and I am so grateful that we are united in marriage, sealed in the House of the Lord for time and all eternity. He is my eternal cuddle buddy and I could not be happier about it.
- He’s adventurous.
Oh, Log. I think guys are just generally more reckless and act before thinking a lot more than girls, and in our relationship, that is definitely the case. But I have always been grateful that I grew up with brothers who would let me tag along on their adventures occasionally (like that one time we went to Zion's!). So with that background, how could I not marry someone who was just like my dad and brothers in his daredevilness and manliness. I could share a myriad of other experiences, but in a nutshell, boys make life more fun.
- We served in the same mission so he speaks castellano. #che #sosmivida #teamo
I could go on and on about how grateful I am that we served in the same mission. Seriously, I love it. But originally, both of us were a tad bit hesitant about pursuing a relationship with someone from the mission. I mean, what if things hadn't worked out?? Things would have been awkward at future mission reunions and people would have talked. But since we barely knew each other on the mission, and he got home nine months before I did, it wasn't weird between us. I knew him as "Logan" not "Elder Bullock" from the get-go. Well, once he told me his first name haha. And we both had things happen with other people after returning home, so it wasn't like we jumped at the first potential opportunity of marriage post-mission. We both felt like our paths crossed at just the right time and God guided us in our entire relationship and I am so so grateful.
- He takes me to the temple.
I love that my husband is a temple worker and he understands and strives to live up to the covenants he made with God in the Holy Temple. I testify that the Temple is truly the House of God on earth. I am so grateful for every single temple because each is so sacred. That is where we can be sealed to our families forever, where we can make promises with God, where we can perform baptisms and other saving ordinances for the dead, and where we can go to serve others and seek inspiration and comfort. Having a worthy priesthood-holder in my home is something I have always loved since my dad was always there to bless us at the beginning of each school year or in times of need. And now I can testify of the blessing it is to have a husband who honors and upholds the priesthood.
- He has dimples and his smile is the greatest thing ever.
I could stare at his face all day long. And I love making him smile. It is seriously one of my favorite things. I just love him so much.
- He’s smart and talented and a super hard-worker.
This picture is a screenshot of a video he made for me for my bridal shower. He was in Kansas for almost three weeks while we were engaged. He works so hard to provide for our life together and for our future family and I am so grateful for him. So, since he was so far away, my roomie and my sister came up with a bunch of questions to ask Logan and he recorded his answers so that I could see how my answers and his matched up. We did a pretty good job haha but I was absolutely blown away by Logan's thoughtful and elaborate responses. They were so full of love. I adore how expressive and cute Logan is. He's a man, but he's a very humble and open lover and I LOVE HIM.
- He’s goofy and he makes me laugh.
This is what surprised me about Logan a little bit initially. He is SO weird. He does not let what others think bother him at all and so he can be totally himself. His spunky, charismatic, crazy, always dancing and winking and whistling, attractive self. He is hilarious and witty and charming and sweet.
- He’s an incredible dancer and I love his voice.
Logan would argue if I said he had an amazing voice, so I opted for saying that I love his voice. He can't argue with me there. His voice is so comforting to me. I love when he comes up behind me and hugs me. He'll usually kiss my neck or whisper something in my ear and it just makes me giddy to hear his voice and feel his presence so close to me. He often will sing to me even though he doesn't think much of his singing voice, just because he knows I love it. He knows I can't resist his voice or his puppy dog face or simply his dazzling and disarming smile.
And I love that Logan loves to dance. Thank goodness for mothers because Logan's mom put her boys in ballroom dance when they were young so that they could learn how to keep a beat, and feel a rhythm. All I have to do, luckily, is follow. And luckily I actually like to dance now. I learned to love dancing when I was a sophomore in college so yeah, it took me awhile. Looking back, I can definitely see God's hand in my life, helping me meet specific people and putting me in certain situations, that would allow me to choose and grow and tear down walls I had put up around myself for so long. It took time. And some heartache. And lots of embarrassing moments. It took a year and a half of full-time missionary service, in fact. And I can't say I am completely comfortable with myself in social situations or I'm never awkward...but I testify that if we come unto Christ, He will make weak things become strong unto us. (Ether 12:27)
- He is my home.
I cannot adequately explain how true this statement is. Logan is my husband. And he is home to me.
I feel so content and so happy when I'm with him or just thinking about him that it fills me up with love and with gratitude. In Logan's final interview with our mission president, he was told very specifically (I know because the interview was recorded and I got to listen to it): “You’ll be blessed for your service here. Throughout your life, there will be times when you and your wife look at each other after receiving an incredible miracle in your lives and the thought will come to your mind, ‘it’s because of my service as a missionary’.” President Robertson had NO IDEA how prophetic that statement would be. He had no clue that someday the Elder Bullock and Hermana Huston that he knew and presided over in Argentina would end up reconnecting at BYU, dating, and getting married. I get chills just thinking about it. God lives. His Son Jesus Christ is our Savior. And the Holy Ghost can and will reveal truth to us should we seek it out with real intent and strive to be worthy of it. I am eternally grateful that Logan and I were inspired to serve missions. We have already seen countless blessings in the lives of others and in our own lives as a result of that selfless service rendered in Argentina. Now, we constantly look at one another and whenever we ask ourselves, what did I ever do to deserve you? The answer is right there. We love and serve and try to be like Christ. We are by no means perfect, but we know we have the potential to become such and that is the power of Christ's Gospel.
- And he’s such a hottie.
I still sometimes wonder how I got so lucky haha because just look at him! Who would have guessed that I would marry such a blonde-haired, blue-eyed BABE. Logan is attractive to me in every way and you know what? Getting to know him, realizing I loved him and wanted to marry him, and now being married to him...is more than I ever thought it would be. I am so grateful I get to do life with him. And not just life, but all eternity. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for my husband and for His goodness in leading us to each other and for providing the power for us to be sealed to each other and to our families forever and ever. I love you to infinity and beyond, my dear.
In short, Log, you are my hero. I'm so blessed to be your wife.
∞ Monica Bullock