Today we celebrate 9 years…9 years…
This may not be a big milestone but it really has me thinking of where we were the day we were married. We were young…very young…there was so much that we didn’t know even though we thought we did…I wrote this for my husband today as we celebrate 9 years of marriage, a letter to myself on our wedding day 9 years ago.
You are diving into a new chapter of your life…I have seen it from this side and I want to share something with you…you are married to an amazing man. I know you think you have life all figured out but over the next 9 years you are going to walk some tough roads, but you will still have laughter because of who God has put by your side. 9 years may seem far but it will pass by faster than you think.
When you say I do today remember your not just saying I do right now but you are saying I do even when you feel like you don’t….
I do when things get uneasy and a little out of control.
I do in the fights and the laughter
I do in the grief and joys
I do when the bills are paid and when they are not
I do when it’s loud and most of the time it is loud
I do when you don’t agree
I do in the tears and tough decisions
I do in health, surgery and sickness
I do in births and losses
I do in the scary
I do in the messy
I do always.
Your life will look different in 9 years, you will be a little wiser, and it will have been worth the fight, it will have been worth tears because your marriage will be stronger, your love for him will far surpass the way you feel now. It may not seem possible but you will love him more in 9 years than you do right now.
You are blessed,
Your 28 year old self