Life at the Blue House · Poetry

HAPPY 5 YEARS TO US!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US! How truly joyful to be here! We had big plans to celebrate 5 years in a big way. And then you know, THE THING THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED, entered into the picture and all such big plans have been postponed.

At the time I’m writing this, we don’t have Plan C figured out for how we’ll celebrate, but I mean, we made up Birthday Observation Day that happens yearly on March 18, so I THINK we’ll be just fine in the celebratory department. 🙂 We know how to throw a party and have a good time. It’s one of my favorite things about our marriage.

This spring I wrote a poem that sums up our love story. I hope these 5 years can be folded into 50 more years. . .100 if I’m dreaming big. We’ll still be laughing. Of that I’m sure. Over time, I’ve discovered laughter to be our greatest strength. Not even the worst of seasons has stolen our ability to laugh hard and heartily together. What a gift.

Life & Learning · Marriage Chronicles

First Anniversary Reflections

My husband and I decided celebrate our first anniversary a month early because we begin ministry at Wolf Mountain on the 23rd which happens to be the day that we got married last May!

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First of all, many days of the year can feel like an anniversary celebration! You don’t need to do anything big or magical, because spending quality time with your spouse is basically a celebration.

Second of all, our laid-back, but meaningful celebration made me think how interesting it is that society has blown up all the things that don’t really matter about a relationship….

the engagement ring

the story behind your engagement

the wedding invitations

the wedding dress….my goodness…the dress.

the perfect wedding day, hello!

the first anniversary (not the anniversary…the cruise you went on, you know?).

And I’m not saying those things aren’t important, fun, or something to look forward to….. Continue reading “First Anniversary Reflections”