Ten years ago today, these two kids vowed to forsake all others, to love each other without reservation, to honor and respect each other, to comfort each other in times of distress, and to encourage each other to further develop God’s gifts, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death did they part.
A lot can happen in ten years. A lot has happened in ten years.
They’ve walked through life together, these ten years. They’ve traveled together,
and nature have to offer.
(And, when they’re being honest, also some of the strangest that nature has to offer, too).
They’ve bought one motorcycle,
and three houses,
and they worked hard to make one of those houses a home.
Of course, it hasn’t always been easy sailing. They’ve said goodbye to people they loved dearly,
and faced heartbreaking situations that challenged their faith.
But, while they’ve grieved, they’ve also celebrated.
Of course, no blog post can encapsulate ten years. No photo essay can demonstrate the range of friends, the range of experiences, the range of life lived. But know this: their life is good, and it is full.
When asked in church this past Sunday whether it felt like it had been ten years, he responded, “It feels like it’s been a moment, and it feels like it’s been a lifetime.”
Which about sums it up. A moment, and a lifetime.
I’m so glad I found you, my love. Here’s to decades more.