Saturday, August 20, 2011

Six


Today is our wedding anniversary. Six years ago we signed up for a marriage, not knowing for sure what it all meant but knowing that we loved each other and it was worth it. We stood in this small church with even smaller air conditioning capabilities and said our vows. The future was mysterious and bright. I was so grateful for who Sean was and how he loved me. I loved how grounded he was. He was grateful I was spontaneous (his word) and flighty. (my word...) We had no idea just how dynamic those differences would be :)

One of my bosses used to tell me that if you want to learn to be like Jesus you should get married. What he meant was that it would take the patience of God Almighty to withstand everything your spouse might throw at you. Ha. And while Jesus has indeed had to help us thousands of times, we have Him with us. We ask for help when we need it. We push through scary times like we had with Joy before she was born. Like now when we need to sell our house and it hasn't sold. We trust that God is molding us to be more like Him and His grace allows us to keep on trying. We have more understanding of what our marriage is now=It's one half circus, one half very calm nights by the stream. Not that we have a stream by our house but you know what I mean. The kids provide the circus. It's our imperfect life. It works. It is a gift and it is wonderful.

Happy Anniversary babe. I love you more every single day.







6 comments:

We Three Smiths + 1 said...

Very well said...Happy Anniversary you two!

Carley said...

We were just talking about you guys this morning and remembering your anniversary!! I remember that HOT but memorable day!!

Carley said...

Happy 6th Anniversary!

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary! Such a sweet post!

Nori-Lyn Alford said...

Beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

Emmy said...

Happy Anniversary. I swear, how is it that y'all have been married such a short time when you have 3 kids already??? Kidding! It does seem weird that you've already passed 6 years!