Saturday, January 7, 2012

Seven Year Reflection

Eric and I just got back from celebrating seven years of marriage. We were married at the Justice of the Peace after Sunday morning service, January 3, 2005, in Honolulu, Hawaii - around 2pm. My sister, Yeni, was our only witness and she got us a beautiful little cake with frosting orchids on it. Orchids are my favorite flower. I know she took pictures, but I think they were lost. Sadness. I would love to have pictures of the happiest day of my life. I am blessed to be married to the love of my life and to have had my dear sister at our wedding.

There have been ups and downs, disappointments, blissful moments, and quiet moments of joy. It has not been an easy road, no marriage is; however, I wouldn't change anything in the past seven years! What has happened and the choices we made, have made us into the spouses we are today. We have walked through fire and have come out refined! The love I have for my husband is stronger and deeper then ever.

Although we were young and immature when wedded, we have helped each other along and have inspired the other to grow and mature. He has grown into an amazing man, full of love and the will to be the best husband and father. He is a godly man who still seeks to grow closer to God and be the leader God designed him to be. I am VERY PROUD and blessed.

We are looking into the future with high hopes and experience. We always seek the counsel of our parents and other wise elders who have 'been there, done that'.  And now we walk boldly into our new adventure as parents! Our sweet baby is our greatest gift and accomplishment. She is a testament of our undying devotion to one another.

So bring on the rest of our lives! We are so ready and able!

Here are a few of my favorite Bible verses concerning marriage:
Genesis 2:18, 21-24
I Peter 3:2, 3:7
Ecclesiastes 9:9
Ephesians 5:22-33
Colossians 3:18-19
Mark 10:9
Deuteronomy 24:5 *I wish this one was still practiced today. What a bunch of happy military wives there'd be!

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