This day 5 years ago...
Our wedding day.
I was up early with anticipation. Plus, I had to get a shower and head over to the ceremony site and set up all the flowers, then go to the salon and get my hair done. It was a whirlwind of a day.
I remember being sooooooo excited this day 5 years ago...yet, oddly calm. I knew that marrying Jeremiah was exactly what I wanted, what the Lord had planned for me. No cold feet here. I knew he was the one.
Today, May 23, 2008...five years later...I still know Jeremiah is the one.
No, I don't love him the same as I did when I pledged my life and love to him in front of all my friends and family. I didn't know then what I know now...
I didn't know that I would love him for all the dedication and hard work he showed throughout seminary. I didn't know that I would love him for his ability to always make me feel like top priority no matter what else is going on in life. I didn't know then that I would love him for the way he melts with Ella or the way he lights up with Ezra. I love him for the faithfulness he has showed to the Lord and ministry. I love him for his genuine love and passion for students. I love him for his contentment at the simple things of life and his teachable spirit. I love him for his "big-plans and end-product" outlook on life. I didn't know that I would love him for the maturity he has grown into and the silly goof-ball-ness he will never outgrow.
I love him MORE today than 5 years ago. Because he is MORE today.
Oh yea, I also didn't know that I would love him for his willingness to always be the one to put Ezra's paci in - in the middle of the night, and watch all my favorite HGTV and Food Network shows with me.
Jesus follower. After that I'm happily married, mom to four, homeschooler, traveler, photographer, and never one to turn down a good cup of coffee.
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