… and my favorite story
I’m so excited to finally share the podcast Ryan and I recorded back in February with The Knot! Truth be told, I’ve been kinda-sorta holding my breath waiting for this podcast to go live, because y’all, we got real. When my girlfriend Whitney, the host of the XOXO podcast, texted me back in January and said, “I want you two to tell your WHOLE story on my podcast,” I promptly texted her back “NO.” And she, being the excellent and wise friend that she is, said… “I’ll let you think about it.”
I seriously thought she was NUTS. There was no way I was going to go on a podcast and tell my story, especially the ugly bits (I’m sweating just typing this sentence out). But when I told Ryan that the Knot wanted the chance to share our story, he said, “Ash, it’s time.” And, in true Ryan form, he was right.
We flew to New York, did a few mic checks, put on the headphones, and recorded our story from the beginning. We chat about our dating life, the proposal, and of course our wedding! But, we also talk about how Ryan helped put my heart back together after the devastating loss of my first marriage. And how over this past year I helped put Ryan back together has he battled for his life against cancer. Our love has always been unexpected, unpredictable, and yet incredibly beautiful… and I will be forever thankful that The Knot wanted to tell the world our story.
So, today is the day and I’m honestly very excited for you to listen. My wish is that my story inspires hope for you in whatever season you are in. Because my story is not unlike most of your stories or like those of your friends. It started out from an unlikely beginning, where there was little hope and a lot of hurt. But true to His word, God took my story and made it more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
I hope you enjoy, friends.