This year I celebrate twenty years of marriage with my best friend. June 25th, to be exact! It doesn’t seem like twenty years. We both can remember the day we said our vows, and promised to love and honor one another (I vaguely remember saying something about obeying until death…that one gives me trouble at times ;).
I have been thinking about this particular anniversary a great deal these past weeks, and how we have made it through the rough patches and remained together in spite of the ebbs and flows of our very human love. In two weeks we leave for a family mission trip to Nicaragua with BlessBack Worldwide. Wes has made plans for us to renew our vows while we are there. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate together.
Now, our marriage isn’t perfect. It certainly isn’t Cinderella’s version of a happily ever after, but who gets that anyway? I’ve come to realize, though, that this love I share with Wes is God-breathed. It’s a marriage of two very different souls uniting as one, embraced under the leadership of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I’m so thankful he has stuck by me, put up with my shortcomings, loved me when I’m unlovable, and given me some of the happiest years of my life.
I can honestly say, I would marry him all over again (and this time I’ll pay closer attention to my promises ;).
Thankful, blessed, and hopeful today.