This week, Kevin and I celebrated eight years of sharing life together and six of those years spent in marriage. Eight years seems like a drop in the bucket when held up against the lifetime commitment we have vowed to one another. Even so, it is OUR eight years, and the extent of our marital lifetime thus far so, naturally, it feels like its been forever. Six years of marriage, of daily life together…. wow, where did the time go? I can no more claim to be an expert on marriage than fly to the moon on the back of a kite, but I can say these two things with certainty:
1) While it can be really tough at times, the reward is so much greater than the struggle it took to get here.
2) While at times it feels as if I lose pieces of “me” for the sake of being “us”, the “me” that remains is a much stronger, confident, creative, selfless, and love filled version of the me left all to myself.
Kevin, our life together has been nothing short of miraculous. You are (and are becoming still) more than I could have hoped, dreamed, and prayed for in a partner. You have helped my heart flex in ways I never knew it could. You have helped it grow and strengthen in faith, in hope, and in love for this life God is unfolding before us.