Two years

Our story is so typical, it’s almost boring.
Girl introduces herself to boy during coffee time after church. Girl chats up boy on Facebook for two weeks. Boy asks Girl for coffee. Girl says yes. Eight months later, Boy asks Girl to marry him. Girl says yes. Eight months later, Boy and Girl make big promises to each other, move to the big city, start new jobs, get an adorable puppy, buy a little run-down house, start a little blog, and become all grown up together.
Or something like that.

Two years later, occasionally, I still have to pause and remind myself that this is all real, this life we’ve created together, that it’s not just some happy dream.

We have a long way to go in life, the two of us. We are so young, niave, perhaps. I know it’s not always going to be easy. Perhaps we won’t always be this happy. We can’t know what tragedies and struggles lie ahead for us. Maybe we’ll discover the truth that our long married friends keep telling us, that marriage is hard, an effort.   

I’m ok with that.

We aren’t in this marriage alone. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.

Song of Songs 8:6-7

0 thoughts on “Two years

  1. Happy Anniversary! It's not such hard work, in fact, it's not hard work at all. For glass half empty people it will be a tough slog, but for those of us who see our glass as half full… Keep having fun and don't stop dreaming.

  2. Interesting how the pictures don't really tell the true story of the day. Snow, wind, rain, cold, no power, almost panic-y caterer, pitch dark bathrooms, a real candlelit dinner, and good friends who came to the rescue.

    Your wedding day is legend.

  3. My story is kind of similar, 13 months and then we were married. I'm not even going to tell you how old I was but it was young. Sometimes it's work, sometimes it's not. I mean, you live together, you're going to drive each other nuts! We've been married 19 years now and still going strong.

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