Wednesday, September 18, 2013

.....just short of a decade......

 ....there are many times throughout the year that I settle in to relive our wedding pictures; although I must admit that the time I have to browse through them has declined as our life has grown fuller......but just as this favorite picture from our reception suggests; time, events, and moments in our life have blurred past us over our nine years of marriage, but we have stayed fixed and focused on one another....tonight I am grateful and blessed by our ability to put blinders on to so many distractions that can burden a couple who enthusiastically say, "I do" on their wedding day.....


.....not to say that our marriage is perfect, as there have been thoughtless words said and inconsiderate gestures we wish we could take back.....but overall, I married a man who cherishes me fully and I adore and love everything he does for me and our family......


.....this last year of marriage has been the most serious one we have endured.....there have been heavy conversations, stresses we have faced that have been new to both of us, and unified decisions that took a long time to become banded......but that isn't to say that there hasn't been joy this year, either.....

......there has been a treasure that has been opened to us......a gift that is received when the blur in life is so foggy and disorienting that instead of being distracted by its discomfort and aggravation; you cleave to one another a bit tighter to make your way through until there is even the slightest visibility.......and when the murkiness begins to lift, instead of letting go, your grasp is welded in a new place that it wasn't before.....and that steadfastness and permanence and solidity and strength provides for a place where love endures......


.....yours always and forever......



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3 comments :

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful post! Congratulations on 9 years.

Nikki said...

So sweet!

Michelle said...

Beautifully written! You were able to put this into words so well. Love this:)