8.04.2010

9 Years & counting....

"I never dreamed we would one day marry, he said he always knew."


It was a day much like today nine years ago that I married my best friend. Looking back on that day it amazes me how much I though I loved him then. I can honestly say that each day I love him more. On our wedding day we made a commitment, a promise, to each other to love one another through all circumstances until death or Jesus comes. Each day we strive to do this. Marriage is not easy even for the most compatible couples. Marriage is daily work. Anyone who enters marriage and is under the false reality that it is a 50-50 deal and all issues will magically work themselves out is sadly mistaken. Marriage is 100-100 deal. In our marriage it is Christ centered. Our marriage is not perfect, but we realize that and work on circumstances together and know that we have no other option. There is no "out" for us, divorce is NOT, or will ever be an option. Trying to handle your marriage just between you and your spouse is hard enough but having Christ as a central focal point helps to create a more intimate bond with your spouse and Christ.

Josh is a wonderful man, husband and best friend. More importantly, though, he loves Jesus with a passion. He loves our family and he loves me with so much desire. I am honored to have a man that provides for us and allows me to stay home and raise our family. I am blessed to have a husband that encourages me, stands up for me and loves me unconditionally (and I have a lot of flaws). I am blessed to have a husband that is still a kid at heart and loves to laugh and hang out with friends. I am blessed to have a husband that wants to volunteer (almost too much) to help further the kingdom of Heaven. But after all of this, I have a husband that I call all "mine." Happy Anniversary Josh, I love you more every day.

"I never dreamed we would one day marry, he said he always knew."

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