Yesterday was our 4th wedding anniversary. Mike and I are celebrating this week-end. I am looking forward to some time with him, without the sweet interruptions from our children. What exactly lies in store for us we're not sure... a trip to IKEA, the art museum, chilling at a cafe... so many options. I know that whatever we do it will be wonderful because we get to celebrate together. I never knew what was ahead of us when we got married. Here we are four years later...Bachelor's degree done. Now, living in Philadelphia while Mike gets his Master's Degree. Pregnancies. Births. Deaths. Struggles. Laughter. 2 children. A lot of adventures. Traveling. Singing. Learning to Knit. Writing. A lot of Starbucks cofee, both of us having worked as Baristas at Starbucks. Newspaper Route. Serving at Olive Garden. Scrapbooking. Reading a lot of books. All of that and more, but not in that order.
I am so thankful that we've come through the difficulties and I look forward to the joys that lie ahead. I know that whatever comes our way that we will press on with God's strength. I am more in love with Mike than ever and am thankful for every day that God gives us together. I know I can't take life for granted. It's not something we're promised. We know that God will never leave us or forsake us... and nothing can separate us from the love of God. Those are some great promises.
Baby- I'm so glad we made promises, vows, exchanged rings and made a covenant together. I love being your wife and I am so grateful that you're my husband. You are the most amazing man I've even known. I look forward to growing old with you. I will always be your biggest fan. Thanks for putting up with me in the midst of everything and loving me even when I'm a bit crazy :) You are my best friend and the love of my life. Thanks for showing me more of God by the way you love me. You have continually pointed me back to God and I'm so thankful that we get to share this crazy, wonderful, hard life together.
(Above is a picture from September 6, 2004 and one of my favorite all time "romantic" picture taken in Paris, France.)