This week, Eli and I celebrated 7 years of marriage. Part of me feels like it was just yesterday that we were dreaming about our futures and the other part of me feels as if life without him was forever and a day ago.
We reminisced over our wedding photos and looked through the annual photo books that I make him to remember our life together. Our life isn’t quite how we had hoped it would be, but we are getting there a little bit at a time.
Life has delt us some hard blows but God has always been faithful to us and has blessed us so much. I am so thankful for everything we have and especially for Eli. He always encourages me to be the best I can be and inspires me to reach for the stars. There are so many times when I’ve felt discouraged and wanted to give up, but his faith in me causes me to pull through even when it’s hard. This past year, we experienced a few lows but mostly highs and for that I am thankful too!
Eli, thank you for being by my side in the worst of times and the best of times. I know we will face trials in the future, but as long as we are together, I know we can weather any storm. It has been such a pleasure for me to watch you grow this year and to experience the fruit of your faithfulness. It has been somewhat surreal and my heart has expanded with love for you. There have been quite a few times when I felt as though I finally understood what Luke meant when he said that Mary treasured all the events surrounding the birth of her Son and pondered them in her heart. At times I felt a little sorry for her because they didn’t have cameras back then 😉
Here are some things that we experienced together this year:
- Becoming an aunt and uncle
- My brother’s wedding
- Dapper Day
- The Caribbean
- Leaving the church we grew up in
- Finding our way into a new church family
- New jobs
I’m excited for our next year together and all it has to offer. I love you, my darling!