Sam and I have been married 9 months today! Which makes carrying a baby seem REALLY long. Haha. Seriously though, all you momma’s out there are strong, inspiring & beautiful! Really the past 9 months have been the BEST, toughest and some of the most growing times in my life! And I’m all about celebrating things because 1. celebrating is fun and 2. commitment for life is a big deal and SHOULD be celebrated! Whenever the heck you want. And month-aversaries are a big deal your first year of marriage, because it’s so new and there is so much change and learning happening! Sam and I have seen every side of each other possible to this point…the good, the bad, the ugly (we don’t have kids quite yet, but people tell me it’s a game changer 😉 ). Who said the honeymoon phase was the whole first year? They were oh so wrong, but maybe we’re just two too stubborn people. In spite of that we are two people who understand our need for God, unconditional love and forgiveness in marriage and are continually growing! Read my post ‘Embracing the Ick’ from our 7 month-aversary and see what I mean! Did I mention forgiveness? Because we are human beings we are dumb dumbs sometimes (or a lot of times).
So in honor of 9 months I want to share a part of the letter that Sam gave me on the day of our wedding because it’s so sweet (I’m not sharing the whole thing because there’s a bigger story to some of it and it’s more personal and I want it to stay between us 🙂 ) But here it is! I carry his letter and our vows in my wallet so I have them with me wherever I go!
“My Love…You have and always will be the substance of faith becoming sight in my life! The journey we have taken to this point has shown God’s specific provision and love time and time again. You are more than I could have ever known to hope for as a wife and companion in this life. You make me smile and laugh and feel joy everyday, and your love is making me into someone I could never have been without you…I will spend the rest of my life showing you how grateful I am that finally after all the time I have waited and prayed, you are here. I love you with all of my heart, relentlessly and unconditionally. Always will! I cannot wait to make you my wife, see you at the altar! – Samuel”