Somewhere in the middle of the chaos of these past days, I’ve managed to collect a few little moments to reflect on the year that as of today has just passed, and what a year it has been.
All those happy moments of reunion with family I hadn’t seen since almost baby-hood, the joy of seeing dear friends I love arriving one at a time or in bunches.
Moments of sitting back and not knowing how it was going to happen, but just amazed that it was really happening.
Walking down that aisle, hearing the music, trying to soak it all in (in spite of being so so sick), and to treasure it away in my heart. Looking at my man and thinking that it was hard to imagine loving him more than I did that day. (But now looking back and thinking “and I thought I loved you then”…)
All those amazing “firsts”, and while I’ve shed a whole lot of tears this year (un-related to our marriage) I can honestly say that these days have been the happiest of my life.
Every single day I thank God for allowing me this opportunity and privilege to share and cultivate and taste a little bit of Heaven’s sweetness and love wrapped up in the blessing of marriage. There really is nothing at all like being married to your best friend, no matter what kinds of curves life tries to throw your way. True love, given by God, just gets sweeter with time.
So the first year has just passed, but as God sees best, I look forward to the years to come, to their sweetness, to the contented, quietness of being in love. And I treasure every moment, because now I understand a little more what this sacrifice must cost the heart that loves so much.
[Due to the nature of this chaos, our anniversary was rain checked for another day sometime in the future, but just living and loving this man that God gave me makes today beautiful no matter how chaotic it may be!]