It is completely impossible to tell you everything there is about a person on one page, like who I am, what I like, what I do, things about my life, etc, etc. That’s the beauty of blogging. To be able to experience different parts of others’ lives and who they are through their eyes as they lay it out for the world in black and white. So, that being said, I will give you an overview that will at least give you the basics. The rest you will just have to keep coming back and reading to find out; and I hope you do!
I am Caitlin Dermott. Twenty-four years old as of October 2014. Wife to one of the best men I am sure I will ever know. He is caring, generous, strong, dedicated, passionate, and just all around wonderful. His name is Kalen. We first ever caught eyes from the back corner of our church one summer Sunday morning and the rest is history. From immediate and continuous friendship to dating to young marriage on July 19, 2010, we have seen so much and have been through so much in our 6 years together (4 years married) that it’s kind of overwhelming. I am convinced that that is the only way we are where we are and are the people we are today-because we did it together. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows have, and will always be worth it, as long as we have God and each other. I am eternally grateful to our Heavenly Father for orchestrating our lives and our love when He formed us before the beginning of time. Kalen and I are extremely passionate about marriage and family, and speaking of family, ours increased by one precious life on November 2nd, 2013. Our precious baby boy, Harrison Thomas!
Nothing goes as we plan it…right when we think we have it under control and planned out, God comes in and surprises us again. Not only are we the oldest children in our families, but we are destined to be forerunners and have been from a young age. We hit things, walk through things, and come up against things way before others do. It is and has been very difficult at times, but so rewarding at others. Connection, transparency, intimacy and being intentional (with God and in relationships), is a huge core value for us, and we are constantly being shaped to carry out that passion that is so heavy on our hearts.
He likes to cook, I’m okay with that.
He loves to read, is very intelligent, and hungers for knowledge, I think that’s so sexy!
He is a hopeless romantic, and so am I!
He likes candy, I like chocolate.
He’s a beer man, I choose wine.
We both love dogs only he would adopt them all, whereas I’m just fine with our mini farm of 2 dogs and 1 cat.
We love to travel and getaway whenever we can–even just for the weekend.
He’s my sexy soccer player, and I’m his health and fitness fanatic.
He likes the mountains and winter, I’m a beach girl and the ocean is my home.
Really, we are just two people who were never “just friends” or “just lovers”..we’re both!
I initially called this blog “Better As Three” for a couple different reasons and even though it’s now changed, I still hold on to these truth as core values for our family. The first and foremost is in the recognition that apart from God we are nothing and that my marriage (and in turn everything in life that stems out from us as individuals) would be completely empty and void of all the fullness that God has destined in my life and in my marriage. Everything good, pure, beautiful, and life-giving comes from Him. With Him as the head and ultimate leader and guide for our life, Kalen and I are better as three. “A threefold chord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12
The second reason is probably pretty obvious. God is in the business of enriching, blessing, and overwhelming his children in all the favor, joy, love, and abundance that He himself contains. It’s WHO He is. When Kalen and I found out we were pregnant, we couldn’t imagine anything in life that would match that moment and the gravity of what all it meant. We were about to raise up a brand new generation. A legacy was forming. An inheritance being passed down. There was suddenly nothing in the world we would choose more than to watch our love take human form and to raise a family. Kalen and I will always be “Kalen and I”, but because of the love we share and what is being produced out of that love, we are better as three in our growing family. “Children are an inheritance from the LORD. They are a reward from him. The children born to a man when he is young are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them.” Psalm 127: 3-5
The third reason would be my burning passion for health that goes hand in hand with one word-balance. We are mind, body, spirit beings and I believe that TRUE health-and the fullness of it-is reached by maintaining an intentional attitude toward all three. We have to keep not just our bodies healthy, but our minds and our spirits as well.
I am excited to share pieces of my life with you through these blogs. I hope you always come away from these blog postings filled with nothing less than hope and hope for your future.