I HAVE A HUSBAND WHO DOES WHATEVER IT TAKES
LAUNDRY, DISHES (he is at the sink scrubbing dishes as we speak), GRILLING IN THE RAIN, WORKING WHATEVER SHIFTS ARE AVAILABLE TO HIM (even when he is exhausted or it takes him away from me after we haven't seen each other much), TAKING CARE OF OUR KITTY, TAKING CARE OF OUR CAR, STAYING UP ALL NIGHT TO MAKE SURE I GET UP INSANELY EARLY FOR WORK, HAVING LUNCH READY WHEN I GET HOME FROM SCHOOL, PRAYING FOR OUR FAMILY, HOLDING MY HAND, AND MANY MANY MANY MORE THINGS THAT ARE TOO MANY TO LIST.
I AM BLESSED. SO VERY VERY BLESSED. I AM BLOWN AWAY WITH THE MAN THAT GOD CHOOSE FOR ME. BLOWN AWAY. IT IS SUCH A CONFIRMATION OF GOD'S LOVE FOR ME, THAT HE WOULD BLESS ME SO MUCH WITH THIS INCREDIBLE MAN.
We just passed our One Year mark. I cannot believe that we have been married a year already. The year passed in the blink of an eye it seems. I remember getting engaged, planning the wedding, getting married, our honeymoon, getting to live together, planning our move, moving, adjusting, new home, new jobs, new EVERYTHING, starting school, and poof more than a year has passed in the blink of an eye.
God provided us the opportunity to attend a couples retreat with our church the weekend of our anniversary. It was an incredible time of being together, growing together, learning together, playing together, praying together, worshiping together, and being challenged together. We were at a beautiful place with a Beautiful Heavenly Father, and great leaders loving on great couples.
Our anniversary day was a real and simple day. It was who we are and where we are at. It was perfect. I woke up to find...TICKETS TO THE TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA!!!! I have been wanting to go for so long and I can't wait!! (We go in a couple weeks!) I woke my sweet hubby up with lots of excitement and thank yous and subtle hints that his gift was right beside him. (Hints he was too sleepy to pick up on right away, lol) I gave him an Alabama watch, he liked it a lot! We got up for church but missed it because I couldn't find anything that fit (that was the REAL part ha ha), we made hamburger helper for lunch, then we got dressed and went to the Botanical Gardens in town to walk around and take a few pics (this was a gift to me as hubby really isn't a big fan of pics - he was a great sport!!), we then went out to dinner at Ruby Tuesday with a buy one get one free coupon (this is where we are and I love that this was our dinner on our first anniversary and we used a coupon! Love it!!), then we headed to the bowling ally for cheap bowling night. We did not bowl well but we had a good time and tried hard! We then came home to eat the top of our wedding cake. Which was quite good actually! I had three pieces and hubby had two!! It was THE PERFECT DAY!
Our first year of marriage was chock full of wonderful memories and some tough times. We married, moved, and became college students. We have grown so much as husband and wife, and as friends to one another. We have made adjustments, we have cried tears of joy, sorrow, frustration, and hope. We have prayed, and sought the face of the Lord, we have believed and trusted. We have held hands, held each other, missed our families and friends, and loved each other through it all. We have learned to love, support, and encourage one another and to put the other first. We have learned better how to love one another!! We have learned likes and dislikes and what tough moments look like as well as what blissful moments look like.
I would say that this first year of marriage has created in me a greater love for my wonderful and Faithful Heavenly Father and a deeper faith in my Jesus, a greater love and appreciation for my amazing and wonderful husband, and a greater love and appreciation for our families and friends whom we miss so very much!!
Our wedding day still stands as one of the most amazing days of my life. That is the happiest and at peace I can ever remember feelings. With our families and friends surrounding and loving on us and making a vow to love each other forever with God as our Center always!! A truly beautiful and perfect day!!! We are still beyond thankful and blown away by how everyone came together to make the day exactly what it was...Perfect and wonderful!! We truly miss our friends and families more than words can express and can't wait to get home to see everyone!!!
We cannot wait for what God has in store for us in this next year. We expect wonderful things!!!
Here's to FOREVER with MY FOREVER!!
I love you my Mr. Wonderful, My Forever, My Hubby, with all of my heart and I thank God for you every single day!!!! I am proud to be your wife and have you as my husband!! I couldn't have imagined it better than this!!! Thank you for being such an incredible man of God, thank you for loving God and seeking after Him and being willing to follow His will, thank you for doing whatever it takes, thank you for loving me, and thank you for being my best friend!!! I am so proud of you and so thankful for you!!
Thank you Heavenly Father for the amazing man that you choose for me and share with me. Thank you for Your faithfulness, forgiveness, and love. Thank you for seeing us through the hard times and the wonderful times. Thank you for being by our sides every second of every day. Thank you for challenging us to be better. Thank you for being You and for teaching us!!! We love you with all of our hearts and cannot wait to see what you have in store for us. We trust you and believe in You and we serve You!!! In Jesus name. Amen.