Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Six Years

This weekend my husband and I celebrated six years of marriage! It was a great weekend and thanks to my parents, it was curly-girlie-free! Now, don't get me wrong, we did miss our little girlies while they were away, but we really enjoyed our time together, just the two of us. We reminisced about our dating, engagement, and our fun wedding. We dreamed about where we would be in 10 years, challenged each other in ways to grow both personally and as a couple, and talked about goals for our family in the next coming year. We laughed A LOT, ate at some really great restaurants, bought ourselves a new pair of shoes, and even fit in an amazing movie ("The King's Speech").

This year was a special celebration for us, as our marriage has been challenged and yet strengthened because of all that has happened to our family these past few months. So, we splurged and had a fantastic meal - what am I kidding - it was the very best meal I've ever eaten in my life - at Bacchanalia in Star Provisions. If you live in the Southeast, you must go! I started with the crab fritter, devoured the pork sampler, ate up the yummy apple salad and cheddar cheese and finished off with the chocolate souffle and the other three desserts that they brought us, compliments of the chef. The best part of the night, wasn't just the food, but it was the entire experience - being served for 2 1/2 hours, trying delicious new tastes, sipping on delicious wine, chatting while slowly eating, and savouring our precious time together.

I'm so thankful for my dear husband and the six years we have spent together. He truly is my best friend! I love that when I am feeling insecure, he speaks wisdom to my heart, reminding me that Christ loves me and makes me secure. When I am overreacting or irrational, he speaks quietly to me, reminding me that Christ is in control. When I am feeling condemned and want to "run away" from my sins, my precious hubby pursues me and accepts me for who I am. He reflects Christ to me. Marriage is sanctification. Marriage is what the Lord uses to mold my heart and make me more like Him, by revealing how selfish, controlling, and unloving I am. And yet, marriage is also how the Lord reveals just a hint of His love, grace, and compassion to me, through my husband.

I am thankful for six wonderful years of marriage. I am so thankful for my amazing husband.


  1. Oh, I love this. Happy Anniversary sweet friends!

  2. What a sweet post! Happy Anniversary!

  3. Love your description of marriage...sounds so wonderful! Congratulations!

  4. Yay! Congratulations! You definitely deserve a special celebration after this year!

  5. Congratulations! Dan and I just celebrated 10 years in February. I keep telling myself that one day I will make it to Bacchanalia. Your night sounds amazing!

  6. I remember your fun wedding, too!!! You were absolutely beautiful and Doug was hilarious. Nothing has changed! :)

    Nathan and I thought about you guys today as we remembered when you all came down for St. Patty's Day 5 years ago. We still laugh at Doug's shirt that said, "Who's your Paddy?!"

    Love you, sweet friends! Wish we lived closer by to see each other. Congrats on 6 years of marriage and 2 sweet little girls! May God continue to increase your faith in Christ as he uses you all to encourage others in theirs. Love you!