Yesterday J and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary.
Our last un-married anniversary.
Our last March 1st anniversary.
It’s kind of weird to think of it that way, and perhaps I shouldn’t think of it as a “last” anything. I mean, I’m not sad about it or anything, because what will replace that is something even more amazing than the last two years have already been. Next year we will celebrate our 3rd year together, but our 1st year as Mr. & Mrs.
I heard a story on the radio this morning about a couple who are 94 and 96 years old, who have been married for 75 years. 75 years y’all…that’s unheard of these days. And while J & I would have to live to be well over 100 to accomplish that feat, I think it’s amazing that there are people in the world who still value the sanctity of marriage and who stick it out to the end, just as they vowed to do. And by golly, we’ll make it to whatever amount of years the good Lord gives us on this Earth, whether that’s 50 or 80 more years. And we’ll cherish every moment together, and celebrate every year just as we did the very first one.
It’s taken me a lifetime, and more heartache than I care to remember to find him, but let me tell you…I’d do it all a hundred times over if that’s what it took to get me where I am now…to get me to J.
I know with everything in me that this is where I’m meant to be, who I’m meant to spend my life with and have a family with. The love I have for him is more than anything I’ve felt previously.
In 3 months and 4 days my life will change.
My anniversary date will change.
My last name will change.
But my mind will never change.
My heart will never change.
Because this man, this life, this marriage are exactly what was planned for and meant for me. No doubt there will be troubles. Not every day will be perfect or full of mushy-gushy love. But no matter what troubles we face, our love and our faith will pull us through. Because that’s the way it’s meant to be. That’s what we’ll vow; what we’ll promise to each other in front of God, our friends, and our family. And that’s exactly what we’ll spend the rest of our lives making good on.