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15 years of us.
I was planning to write a mushy “oh how the years have flown and we’re closer than ever” etc. post for our anniversary today. But as the day went by and I pondered this life we’ve built, it’s so much more than the two of us and our relationship.
It’s my husband working hard every day to provide for us, spiritually & materially (in that order). It’s him setting an example for our boys of what a spiritual man, husband, & family head is. He is patient & kind, and I’m amazed he hasn’t lost it at me after all these years.
It’s me. I am not a perfect wife or mom. Some days (about 5% of the time) I struggle with “having to” do the housewife/mom stuff. I just want five minutes to myself. I don’t want to make dinner any more. I want to drive away and not come back until I’m missed & appreciated, gosh darn it. Those days I remind myself that countless women out there are praying for what I take for granted. MOST days (95%) I’m in awe that I’m blessed with these three wonderful humans that love me & rely on me for almost everything. I definitely scored with all three of them and wouldn’t trade it for a thing.
It’s these boys. These wonderful, funny, sweet boys. There is nothing I’d rather do than cuddle up in bed with them and laugh, talk, watch The Office, play with Snapchat, etc. I feel sick when I think of the life we would have missed out on if our original “no kids” plan worked out. Becoming parents changed us for the better in infinite ways. We needed these boys. I can only pray that we do a good job and show them by example what it means to be Christians and to make a difference.
I’m looking forward to spending forever with these three. It’s gonna be hard to share the boys when that day comes but hopefully they choose wisely who (whom?) to spend their lives with. I hope the love and joy Juston & I share sets a standard for them to meet - or better yet, exceed - in their marriages one day. For now I’m soaking up every last bit of their snuggles while they still willingly give them, and I’m determining not to take anything for granted.
Photo cred @amber.lee.photography