Saturday, October 3, 2009

Week 35-Faith

This week Drew and I celebrated our four year wedding anniversary. For me, this was by far the most meaningful anniversary we have had. As we thought back over the last year of our lives at dinner on Thursday night, we reiterated what a challenging year we have had on several levels. When we stood at the alter in October 2005 and made vows to love each other for better and for worse, in sickness and in health, etc, we meant it, but I don't know that we really understood it. This year we got our first glimpse at understanding it. We have faced both unimaginable joy as well as unthinkable pain this year. We aren't naive enough to believe we had seen all sides of "for better or for worse" only four years into our marriage. We have faith that we haven't even tipped the iceberg of how joyous our lives together will be, and the reality is that over the next 50+ years we will again face many trials and pain. What we do know after this past year is that regardless of what joys or pains life brings us, we are stronger and better than we would have ever dreamed when we made our vows and that we can face anything together.

I hope Baby L realizes how lucky he is to have two parents who already love and adore him and will do anything for him. We are much better parents today than we would have been a year ago, and I know we will probably look back in another 4, 10, 20 plus years and think how clueless we were at this juncture! But, I know we are ready and I could not have chosen a better partner than Drew to share the journey of life and parenthood with.

We are so excited that this year of marriage is going to start off with the greatest joy of all, a new life for our family! As you can see Baby L has been having quite the growth spurt as he gets ready to join us!

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