Two years. Did you know that a LOT can happen in only 2 year's time? Michael and I are living proof that this statement is true. In fact, it seems to be a running theme within our lives ever since God first brought us to one another's attention back in the spring of 2011.
On this date two years ago (Happy Michaelmas! Ss. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, pray for us+), Michael and I professed our marriage vows before God, a wonderful Dominican priest, and about 170 of our closest family members and friends.
But do you know where we were 2 years before that? In September 2010 Michael and I didn't even know of one another's existence. After we met and began dating, we fell in love, got engaged, and became man and wife within a mere 14 months.
In the 2 years since our wedding day (September 29, 2012) we have begun to learn what it is to be married, experienced the joys and crosses of pregnancy, delivering a baby boy into this world, and have embarked on a lifelong journey as parents together. We have lived in 3 different states in 3 distinct regions within the United States...which means we have learned and grown together through packing boxes, organizing our belongings and our mailing addresses, traveling 1000+ miles with all our earthly possessions in tow (once when I was 38 weeks pregnant, once with a 5-month-old son), and setting up 3 different homes.
We have visited loved ones, hosted them in our home(s), and have found ourselves in new communities in which we didn't know a soul - more than once. We have developed new hobbies, passions, and enjoyed countless movies/shows, outdoor adventures, and meals with one another. We have begun establishing a family culture taken from our shared and individual experiences within our own respective families and added our own unique twists. We have also been steadily compiling a list of tried and true recipes for our growing, little family.
We have experienced our fair share of harsh words, apologies, and forgiveness, but more than anything we have experienced love in ways incomprehensible to us only two years ago.
We have experienced so much LIFE in our two years together as husband and wife and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us in the many, many, many more years to come!
Happy Anniversary, Michael! I'm so sorry that I accidentally elbowed you in the eye the other night, but two years later I'm still so excited and grateful to wake up to your face beside mine each day. ;)
You can read all about our first year together right here.
"Wherever you go, there shall be my journey. Wherever you live, there shall be my home. Your people shall be my kin and my companion and your God I shall call as my own."