8.12.2010

the happiest day ever

happened exactly 4 years ago today...when this whole crazy adventure kicked off with one pretty party and two sweet promises. I don't know what happened to the last 4 years--it's like they were over in a blink--but they were way more wonderful than I ever could have imagined.

I'm feeling short on words today, but I can honestly say that marriage-wise this past year has probably been the most challenging yet. More challenges, more bills to pay, and more work to be done, all with less time and less time together. More of those "for worse" experiences have crept in and we've relied on God's grace & provision more than ever before. I am amazed how God refines us and brings us closer together day in and day out...Even when we are completely exhausted and spread so thin, juggling our jobs + the biz + our Graham, without daycare. True confession, in the past 365 days, we have only left the house and baby to go on one real date together {thanks Kayt!}. I hope in the coming year, we can change that.

I'd really be a mess without Jeff; he blesses me beyond words. He's really strong, selfless, and hardworking. He loves God so sincerely, and I love seeing his faith in action. He loves Graham and me to pieces, and not only tells us but shows us every day. God is so good for putting him in my life. And that's the biggest understatement I will ever make.

12 comments:

Erica said...

Happy anniversary! You looked gorgeous on your wedding day! :-)

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

happy anniversary to you both!!

JSchaller said...

Happy Anniversary Jess! I feel the same way about Caleb. He is always selflessly helping me and I couldn't ask for better!

Just keep holding on to each other, because believe it or not, it can get even better!!! I don't make any claims about more dates, though . . .

Raining Pearls said...

happy anniversary, you guys are adorable... i agree, you need more dates :)

Nikki said...

Happy Anniversary, you two! You were a stunning bride, Jessica--and neither of you look a day older than the day you became Mr. + Mrs. :-)

bethany said...

Happy, happy anniversary, Jess! I can't even imagine how happy, rocky, blessed and challenging the last year has been for you two (actually...you three!). Active one year old, a move, your first home home, new jobs...a completely transitional year.

I love creeping over here (in the friendliest way possible) to read and see little snapshots of your busy world :)

May you to be blessed with fifty more years :)

kt mac said...

And from what I have seen romf your pictures and words of your day it was so so beautiful :)

Happy anniversary - here's to year 5 filled with many many dates!

Becca said...

I am a loser for not remembering-sorry! Hope you guys can go out tonight. You should call Jenny, she's got some time before she starts school. Oh what a year! Crazy, crazy!

And that patio set- a steal! Good score! Take it easy this weekend and celebrate!

Kayt said...

You're welcome! If he didn't have to work a double, you would have gotten another date in. Soon though- you have a restaurant to try out. Congrats to you guys- I wish we could relive the party from 4 years ago! Love you guys!

{Jenna Lou} said...

Happy Anniversary!! You looked so happy and amazing on your wedding day!

Miss G said...

Happy Anniversary! God is good. BEAUTIFUL wedding photo! Kelly

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