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Sunday, October 24, 2010

I still do

My husband and I recently celebrated our 7th anniversary. I asked him how it feels to be married for seven years. He says, "Like it's really been 12." Haha!

Seven years just doesn't seem long enough to describe the life we've shared together. Our journey began over 12 years ago. One very nontraditional journey! It's been a long road. One we're still trying to navigate most days. I love my husband, and he's a wonderful father.

But, marriage is hard. You go through seasons. Sometimes you're in sync with each other, and other times you're not. Sometimes your differences seem to out weigh the things you have in common. These are the days that are hard.

We each have our flaws. He has several things about him that I wish would go away. I know he would say the same about me. Last night we were on a date. It wasn't the sweet, newlywed kind of date. It was the old married couple kind of date. We started discussing this season period of pure aggravation with each other. He always tries to defend himself by telling me how far he's come from the guy I was hanging around 13 years ago. Well, I hope so! It was 13 years ago!

I many ways we've grown up together. We've each become different people than the two kids from years ago. In good ways. We've become parents, adults-real grown-ups. We have grown-up problems. It's crazy thinking of our lives so many years ago. By God's grace and mercy we are where we are. I know God has even more planned. But, it's hard getting there.

Last night he says, "What were you thinking getting involved with me back then?"

I say, "I wasn't thinking. I just knew I loved you."

I still do.







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At October 24, 2010 at 9:56 AM , Blogger Ruth said...

oh dear Adrienne.. this is sweet. Congratulations on your 7th Anniversary!!

 
At October 24, 2010 at 1:25 PM , Blogger More Milestones said...

Congrats on you anniversary!! We've been married for 16yrs - it only gets better.

: )

 
At October 24, 2010 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Shell said...

So sweet! Happy anniversary!

 
At October 24, 2010 at 4:58 PM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

Happy Anniversary. Congratulations.

 
At October 24, 2010 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Congrats on the anniversary! I've been through several of those hard seasons in the last two years. I know what you're talking about. I laugh when I remember me at age 20 thinking I was grown up.

 
At October 27, 2010 at 6:25 AM , Blogger Brenners said...

Congratlations! Marriage is wonderful, isn't it? I mean it's not like it's romance all the time, but it's kinda nice to know that there's someone there that really NEEDS you, even if it's just needing patience and forgiveness. I like knowing I can be his very best friend (you know, the kind that sticks around through thick and thin). But yeah, as nice as it is to have those warm fuzzy moments, marriage isn't a romance thing (all the time ;) ); it's a God thing. I think I like that.

 
At October 31, 2010 at 3:01 AM , Blogger Heather Pranitis said...

Beautiful flowers and congrats.

 

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