May 16th, 2015 was the best day. Since then, we have laughed, we have cried, we have smiled, we have screamed, and then we laughed again.
This year has been the most joyous, down right FUN year of my life!
We don't live extravagantly, we aren't fancy, but we definitely spend our days enjoying one another. I think that is one of the most important things that I hope we do for the entirety of our marriage.
We are busy. We work full time jobs, work together in our side-business, and are gym buddies. Our life is a cycle of me breaking things, and him fixing them. (Sorry babe– you knew how clumsy I was before you agreed to marry me.)
We have learned more about each other and about ourselves this year. We have learned that God is always on time and has us in the palm of His hand. We have seen God's grace in our lives, and in others'.
Big Events of our 1st year of marriage:
- Honeymooned in the DR
- Celebrated our first married holidays and birthdays
- Paid a small fortune to retrieve unedited wedding-day video clips that got lost on a dead hard-drive
- Mitchel lost a job, and God provided a new one that he adores
- Ran a half-marathon (I taught him to "love" running and then he ran a full-marathon by himself just to prove that he could)
- Became members of the sweetest church
- Made it through all 10 seasons of Friends (in the fist 6 months of marriage) and I instilled a secret love for Gilmore Girls in him
- Traveled to Hawaii
- Had our first (hopefully only) 8-hour ER trip as a husband and wife
And had many ups – and a few downs – in between.
I have flourished in the cooking department, and didn't do so well with having a perfectly cute and clean house like I thought I would. We have set goals and have managed to be our best-selves (and are in the best shape we have even been in!). I am thankful that we have managed to set a routine that includes working out together.
When I look back, it doesn't seem possible that an entire year has gone by. I didn't think that I could love you more than I did on May 16, 2015. Boy, was I wrong.
Thank you, Mitchel, for loving me for one whole year as your wife.
And so, I think the best way to sum up this past year:
"The Lord has done great things for us; We are glad." –Psalm 126:3