Six Wonderful Years

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I cannot believe we’ve been married for 6 years!
It feels like just yesterday that we “officially” started dating by holding hands for the first time on a BJU dating outing bus. ; ) (*shocking*) Fast forward less than a year later and it’s our wedding day. We are scrambling to find the Father-of-the-Bride (me padre) and my bouquet so we can begin the wedding. (Thankfully, both situations were settled with either a box of tissues or a 30 minute drive back to the photography location. : D I’ll let you decide which solution went where. ;)) The ceremony itself was a blur. I know I cried. A lot. I know Brett smiled. A lot.
The reception was also a blur. A blur that did not include us consuming the amazing food that was available. (TIP FOR ENGAGED COUPLES: EAT at your wedding reception!!!)
Seriously though. Our wedding day was absolutely unforgettable. By far one of the best, most wonderful days of our life.

However, if I’m being totally honest and self-centered, looking back over the past 6 years AFTER we were married can be a bit painful for me. They have been nothing like I imagined them to be. In my naivety, I had imagined that at the 6 year mark, we would be in a ministry that we could see ourselves in until we died / have had at least 2 or 3 children (all boys, of course) / a decent amount of money / Brett would have gotten the fishing boat he longs for — I, my perfectly organized home with perfect decor pieces / and of course, the rest of the typical dreams.

All I can say is: BUT GOD.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8)

We have talked a lot about creating a blog and our purpose for it.
Disclaimers right off the bat…
Are we even writers? (not in a million years)
Did we get good grades in English class? (in our dreams)

I did think about how fun it would be to share my Pinterest projects/organizing tips/bargain finds, etc. And Brett will undoubtedly want to write endless posts on the downfalls of having a Facebook account/how to write graduate level papers while being completely sleep deprived/how to get your wife to clean out her car, etc.
However, at the heart of this, we both have been extremely burdened to write openly and honestly about marriage. The victories and the battles. We want to encourage others out there that you are not alone in your struggles!

((I just wrote a huge paragraph here to continue the thought but thought better of saying something too controversial in our first post. 😉 I will leave that to another day.))

Pray for us as we start this journey! To God be the glory.

1Peter 4:8 says, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.”1935760_152474008401_2040902_n

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