Sunday, March 29, 2009

Today we celebrate #6.

Lance and I got married six years ago this evening. I loved everything about marrying Lance and I still love being married to him. Hitting the six year mark in this day and age I think says something about a couple. I also think that diving into that sixth year and the next few can be tough on a couple. I say that because I have seen first hand couples in those years not make it. But this post is not about breakups and makeups. It is about love.

It is about love that grows day in and day out. Even when you might forget that it is growing. People fall in love for many reasons. Often at the end of the day many years later those reasons are the same only expanded to many more reasons to be together.

When I feel in love with Lance I loved the way he treated me, spoke to me and cared for me. Today I love him for those same reasons only now I love him for the way he treats our children, speaks to them and cares for them. Our love has grown (some days unknowingly) as we adjusted to newlywed life, as we struggled through my health issues, our miscarriages, moving to another state, having one child and then another. Today it grows more from experiencing a loss. Lance lost his mother today. She peacefully went to Heaven early this morning. Although this will not define our day it does bring back to focus that we are life's partners for better or worse in sickness and in health, till death do we part.

As we move forward this year in our lives together we will strive to commit more time to "feeding" our marriage so that it continues to grow. So that love prevails when hardships come knocking. That we continue with well spoken and visual "love" patterns from which our children will learn that love exists in life and is alive in their home. That together we may rejoice in the love that we were blessed with when we are much older, wiser & content to just sit still and watch others "grow" their love.

Happy Anniversary Lance! I love you!


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9 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

That was wonderful. My sincere sympathy to your husband. May you have many more years of happiness!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary!!May Gos bless you with many more years. Also, I am sorry for your loss.

The Sanders House said...

Such a sweet post! Great perspective on today!

bass family said...

I'm so sorry about Lance's mom. I pray that you will experience the peace that passes understanding. And that you will have joy through it all and still be able to savor all that this day means for you both!

Beth said...

Happy sixth wedding anniversary!!! I'm also so sorry for your loss.

mamatutwo said...

Happy anniversary!

Also, I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

God Bless.

Its A Corny Life... said...

Well, my friend, first of all, I am SO sorry to hear about Lance's Mom. Prayers are coming from Southern California. Please give him a hug from me.

On a happier note, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Wow...6 years ago? I can't believe it's been 6 years already. Man, are we getting old?!?!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Hope you had a great Anniversary! I too am so sorry to hear about your loss.

Julie said...

We were so saddened to hear of your MIL's death. Our prayers are with you all.

Congratulations on your anniversary.