This day three years ago I woke up way before the alarm.
No one else was awake & the sun was just coming up.
I went downstairs & out onto the porch where the tables were waiting to be decorated.
I sat in the rocking chair & prayed.
About the day to come, about the vows we were about to take, & about the life we were about to begin.
The emotions I had I can’t begin to explain but I know that it’s something I’ve never felt before & probably won’t ever feel again.

Looking back at my wedding day I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life. But to be frank, I don’t think it is the best day. I don’t think it’s supposed to be. Each day of marriage brings about new problems, new joys. The days that follow the vows are the best days because there’s something so special about two people becoming one. Two separate entities joining together to live, work, play, share, & love together.

Marriage is hard.
It’s not about the wedding or the parties that surround it.
It takes work & compromise & there are tears.
Marriage is beautiful.
Marriage is probably the best thing to happen in my life next to my salvation.
It’s fun & exciting. A constant adventure if you will.

This day three years ago marked a lifetime of commitment. I am forever grateful that The Lord saw fit for me to enjoy marriage & I am so thankful for the man he led into my life to be my husband.
These past 1,095 days have been a roller coaster & I can only imagine the turns & drops we have coming up.
But. We get to do it together!

Happy Anniversary to my main man, my forever roommate, my lifetime love!

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