Happy Anniversary tooooo us!!
Today is the second anniversary of our marriage. :)
We keep saying to each other, "can you believe it's already been two years??" but at the same time, so much has happened. We've been through good and bad, but thankfully I can say it's been by far good.
They say that the first year is the hardest and I think that we'd agree. It wasn't overwhelmingly difficult and I think we made it as gracefully as possible. The first year for us was all about figuring out who each other was on a deeper level. What each other really thinks and believes, traditions from how they grew up and negative and positive things from their upbringings. For us, the first year was all about shaking off things that were familiar to us and maybe even what we preferred in order to pursue what was better for us.
It's scary giving up what you've always known as normal or the way you've always thought. But the idea of creating something new with someone else is so beautiful that you're willing to fight through the fear.
Because we were able to establish a firm and united foundation in our marriage during our first year, our second year was spent growing and building on that foundation. It's fun to look back and see how much we've grown even in just this short amount of time. I've learned so much more how to love and respect Jason. I recognize that there are so many things that are just not worth fighting over (and that's a big one in the marriage of two very stubborn people! ;) ). Jason has loved me more and deeper then ever before. And we have grown. Our marriage is truly blessed!
To celebrate my sweet husband surprised me with a surprise overnight getaway, a brand new dress and a delicious dinner! It was perfect and he thought of everything, even down to a snack size bag of flamin' hots for me to munch on because we had a late dinner reservation. My man knows me! :) Tonight we had dinner at home together, got some ice cream and watched the video of our wedding. It still makes me cry and crack up...it was the best day!!
I want to end with a quote my mom wrote in our anniversary card. I feel like it sums up our view on marriage and just how much of a blessing it is:
"The ultimate thing to see in the Bible about Marriage is that it exists for God's glory. Most foundationally, it is the doing of God, most ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It is designed by God to display His glory like no other event or institution does."