Monday, May 18, 2009

The seven-year itch

...or should I say, the seven-year hitch.

Today is our 7th wedding anniversary.

Wow. Seven years.

I was a week shy of 25 when we got married. Man, 24 seems like a looooong time ago. (And here is proof that my natural haircolor is not auburn, but dark blonde. It's our little secret, right?)

I thought I was so in love that day. And I was. But there is something to be said seven more years down the road. We've shared laughter and tears, moved and uprooted our lives a couple of times, changed careers, added a kid to the mix, and managed to still stick together through all of the ups and downs. Don't let anyone fool you -- marriage is not for wimps. It takes hard work, determination, patience, divine wisdom, and a sense of humor.

But, oh is it ever worth it, at the end of the day, to have a great someone by your side. And we both have said this numerous times to each other lately -- we are so much more in love today than seven years ago. Our love today has a history to it, a deeper kind of love that can only be achieved after such a journey. A much better kind of love.

Here's to many, many more years to come.

(Please excuse the somewhat blurry and maybe a teensy bit out-of-proportion photos. I was having to take photos of photos, and, er, I might not have been as tall as the photos hung up on the wall, hence the proportion issues.)


Tina said...

happy anniversary!

Mrs. Meryhew said...

Happy Anniversary! It's only been a year (almost) but I already know a tiny bit of what you are talking about. Our love has grown a LOT over these few months. I look forward to seeing it grow more over time. Your little one is blessed to have such a great example of a Godly marriage! Keep up the good work!

Happily Ever After said...

Love the pictures! I LOVED your wedding! It was so much fun! I can't believe that was seven years ago.

And I totally agree with you about grown-up love. It gets so much richer as time goes on.

You and Doug are so blessed and so perfect for each other. Happy Anniversary!

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