today, six years ago, we got married. it was a sunday, it was both rainy & sunny … a simply stunning day. this time last year we were in Hong Kong celebrating five years (hence the walk down memory lane above!). as i look back through our photos i am stumped as to how fast the years go by … I mean seriously?!?! It feels like yesterday we were saying our vows, and now we have three kids, a house, a car, new careers, new hair styles & glasses and we are making memories like crazy !! Mark’s comment to me last night … “if we keep this going for the next twenty-five years, we’re going have sixty kids” … not quite, my love! but close <3
i’m not going to lie. it has not all been peaches & cream. we have had our struggles like any (and every!) couple. we have had bouts of sleep deprivation, concern over our kids, stresses at work and study, and working through things in our relationship that can only be explained by the fact that we’re both sinners & need & know the love and grace of Jesus. but, i treasure our marriage, our union, our oneness. i am forever thankful that God hand picked this man to be my husband and kept him for me until the perfect time. i treasure the life that we are making, the foundation that we are building, and the path we are carving. i treasure our three little children. i treasure our past and our future.
today we give thanks and celebrate! we look for inspiration from those who have gone before us and we hope to be an example to those who come after us of love, covenant, devotion, romance.
here’s to the next sixty years and more together !
mark, i love you.