Wednesday, June 12, 2013

If as We're Walking a Hand Should Slip Free: Five Beautiful Years

Ten years of unparalleled friendship. Nine years of love unlike any other. As of today, five years as the wife of the most amazing, inspiring man I've ever had the privilege of meeting. 

What a beautiful little half decade full of surprises and adventures and learning how to be a papa and a momma right alongside learning how to be a husband and a wife. 

Years full of figuring out hard things we thought would be easy and full of hard things made less difficult by a strong love and maybe even more importantly a strong commitment. 

Years full of finding love for things we didn't know of, or knew less of, before. Years full of finding joy in friendships we also had no idea of that June night five years ago. 

Years full of letting go of other relationships and giving one another the space (and the blessing) to nurture the most important ones. 

Years full of working out our faith with fear and trembling. Years full of experiencing Christ's body in a totally different way. Years full of feeling the Spirit move in an altogether different way, too. Years of being less scared to ask questions and less scared to have the "right" answer. 

Years full of working toward making dreams a reality. Years full of realizing, and coming to terms with, new fears. 

Years where we battled demons and faced giants. Years (well, maybe months...but a lot of months) when we saw those demons and giants in one another's eyes. 

Years when what we felt like was destroying us was actually saving us

Years full of concocting new adventures and experiments and reminiscing on old ones. 

Years where we lost people. Years where we dealt with the grief of loosing them. People that were incredibly dear to us. 

Years where we added people. Amazing little people. Little people we created together. 

Happy Anniversary, Darling, and thank you for waiting for me each and every time I fall behind. 

We said we'd walk together baby come what may
That come the twilight should we lose our way
If as we're walkin a hand should slip free
Ill wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me...
Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
But you and I know what this world can do
So let's make our steps clear that the other may see
And I'll wait for you
If I should fall behind
Wait for me.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Happy Anniversary!