Child of Ours,
Today your father and I celebrate 6 years of marriage! What a wonderful day it is. The weather seems to be smiling with us, bringing with it blue skies, 70 degree warmth, and a soothing breeze. Our perfect kind of day, really. (Plus, your Dad knew exactly what would bring sentimental tears to my eyes by writing this beautiful post.)
All those years ago I had been busy making wedding day plans, mailing invitations, finalizing the reception menu, picking up my dress, and getting blisters on my hands as I worked with my Dad to edge all of the landscaping. I was dreamy eyed and hopeful. I was naive and I was in love. I had expectations and assumptions that I wasn’t fully aware of. For so many people, especially those who marry at tender ages of 21 and 22, the idea of being married is a wonderful one, but the reality of marriage is a rude (and painful) awakening.
Little One, I can honestly tell you that our marriage has far exceeds all of my expectations.
Your Dad and I have our ups and downs, because we’re broken, imperfect creatures. We get moody. We act selfishly. We say things we wish we hadn’t. But that’s life. The TRUE LOVE, the wonder of our marriage comes in the unconditional forgiveness, the deep admiration for one another, the enjoyment of companionship, and mutual love and respect.
These past six years have been beyond incredible. We’ve grown deeply rooted in our faith, building a foundation of Christ alone. Our marriage is a sacrament – a visible sign of the sacred, inward grace of God. It is by His Grace that we are able to love so deeply, forgive the hurts, and see potential for restoration. We partner in our journey toward sanctification. And it is this spiritual basis for our marriage that has brought such abiding joy, passionate love, and incredible fun.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
We’re just waiting for you to join us in this journey!
Come quickly, Child.