Sunday, April 24, 2011

a wedding anniversary

7 years ago today my husband and I stood in front of our family and closest friends and vowed to one another that we would love and honor each other for a lifetime.

Look at us! We were just kids!.. no really, we were.

Oh my gosh.. 7 years. I wish I could write about how perfectly blissful marriage is; how much of a fairytale we live in, but we all know that's not how it works. And really, I don't want to write about that because that's boring.

Marriage is hard, it's work, it's arduous, demanding and exhausting. You have to be selfless, willing to compromise and serve one another. There's patience, humility, and kindness involved.

But it's amazing. It's incredible to look back over the past 7 years and see how we got through it together.. to see how far we've come, together. We've encountered some tough obstacles in our 7 years together, but we did it, together. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

And you know what happens when you work so hard for something, like your marriage? You are even more willing to fight for it, to sacrifice in it. And that's where I am. I'm willing to do anything for this marriage because I gave my word. I've poured my heart into it. I've poured my heart into my husband. And I love him. I love that man.

Okay, so my husband is going to kill me for doing this, but I just wanted to share some of my favorite love notes he's sent or left me or things he's said to me over the past 7 years, because, well, he loves me too:

just wanted you to know that i am hopelessly and desperately in love with you and all your beauty. you are the love of my life and i cant imagine it with out you...

you are crazy but for a lot of reasons. all of them i love.

you are the bestest wife ever and i cant believe how blessed i am to have you in my life. i love you so much and think about you every day without ceasing...

every night i fall asleep to the thought of you laying next to me. so every day i wait to sleep and dream of you again. (while he was deployed to Bahrain)

{one year anniversary}

{sixth year anniversary}

Happy 7th Anniversary love!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Anniversary! What a beautifully realistic and inspiring picture of marriage.
    I'm learning that the "challenging" parts of marriage are the best parts. That's when God grows us the most and brings us the closest to Him and each other. So, I really hope your next 7 years are just as challenging as your first! (you get that I mean that in a good way, right?)