Today we celebrate fourteen years of marriage. As always I get nostalgic and take a trip down memory lane. Last night as I was drifting off to sleep I remembered our first dance at our wedding. It made me laugh when I remembered the song, I love the way you love me by John Michael Montgomery. Yes, a country music song... what were we thinking???? I am SO not a fan of country now.
We had such a romantic and simple view of what our life together would mean. We were ill prepared for the hard work ahead of us to build a marriage and a life together. We did not see the gift of our four blessings and loss of a fifth, just one of many trials and obstacles that would be placed in the path of our "perfect plan for our future". We could not have predicted all that lay ahead of us. It's probably a good thing we don't get a true vision of our future or we would be hard pressed to take that romantic leap of faith.
Fourteen years filled with joys, hurts, trials and victories. Fourteen years of hard work, forgiveness and love. Fourteen years of laughing and loving. I'm so thankful that God has given me the Hero to walk this journey with. I love you honey. I look forward to the joys and trials we have before us with a heart of gratitude because we have each other to see us through.