we have been married for five years today ! woweeeeeee!!
thank you, my love for your love, your kindness, your patience, your respect, your fun, and for the memories that we have created together. i love you.
thank you, our family & friends who have loved, supported & encouraged us in our marriage in all your special & different ways.
thank you especially to Jesus – our third strand in a cord that will not be broken. we dedicate our lives to you & loving your people.
* also so thankful to all you wedding photographers out there & for our wedding photographer in particular who captured so many ‘us’ moments on the day … thank you kim ! i love looking at our wedding photos … it warms my heart
** these photos are photos of our wedding photographer’s photos so they’re not 100% clear
there MUST be something in the water. everyone is either engaged or getting married. i love it !!! this last week i have celebrated with two gorgeous girls at a hens and at a wedding. it is SO exciting ! hens nights are fun in anticipation of the big day … the bride always looks so innocent, a bit girly, and radiant … truly radiant. the wedding day, well, let’s just say i wish i could get married every single day of my life … especially to the man i married !
but let’s not beat around the bush. it is a hard time going to hens nights and weddings either in a relationship that is going nowhere, or not even in a relationship. i remember at 23 going to over 11 of my friends’ weddings after sorely breaking up with a boy i thought i would marry. it was so incredibly hard. possibly life long scars were made during that time. i remember thinking ‘would anyone ever love me?’ and ‘will i ever get married?’. lucky for me it was only two years later that i walked down that aisle to an unexpected but incredible gift … my husband. wow, what a man!
every time i go to a wedding now i can only think of the day when my baby will get married. i pray she marries an amazing man who not only loves her to bits but also loves … well, me just kidding ! i really hope i am an ok mother-in-love but i just don’t know what i will be like in 20 – 30 years’ time !! that day, i know mark will cry. his beloved baby being given to another man. i will hold his hand tight and when we go home we will hold each other. the day will come when we are empty nesters … i want to work at our marriage so much more now in the knowledge that we must be in a good space for then.