Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Almost 2 years...

I can't believe John and I are coming up to our 2nd year anniversary...we've had two Christmases, two Thanksgivings, two birthdays (apiece), two years of seminary, so many wonderful things to celebrate! And I think I'm happier as each day passes as I know him better. When we got married I was so elated that I would finally see him everyday, be with him everyday...and now we don't see each other as often as we would like, but it is everyday! And when he comes home we have some laughs and hang out and talk about each other's days - nothing fantastic or ground breaking, but it's those times that I really love - that I know we are befriending one another even after two years of marriage.
I wanted to post some of our wedding pics in honor of our upcoming anniversary and I know that the next few weeks before our celebration will be very busy, so I figured sooner, better than later...and I love to look at them too. Maybe that is a little conceited, but I think everyone should love and cherish their wedding so much that they love their pictures and memories - it's the best when I get to share them. And as I think about that day that joined John and I together I also think about all the prep my mom and I did and all the time I spent with my parents that last year at home. I was just sharing with my mom on the phone tonight how my trip home for Mother's Day was different than the last time I went to see them...it's changed somehow...that is, I've changed somehow and that has become my parents house. It will always be where I grew up but John has really become home. I couldn't wait to get home to him from when I had been away. And that's the way it should be. Some of us come along a bit more quickly than others, but we all eventually make the break and start our own way, which can be difficult because it's all changes, but it's what we need to do...We'll always have the memories and experiences from our 'parent's house' that made us who we are - who we have grown to be and who we want to be. Even in my mid - 20's I have visions of who I want to be. So thankful to know the Lord isn't done with me yet.
Hope you enjoy the pictures...I've enjoyed sharing them...

3 comments:

Tim & Kristen said...

Very nice pictures!! Your wedding was so beautiful!! What great memories you have so far after almost 2 years and many more to make I am sure!! Glad you are part of our family as well!!

Anonymous said...

Bethany,

I enjoyed your writing. Jason & I are about 6 months behind you...I totally understand how it feels different to go "home" to visit you family. I know before I got married at times I felt kind of unsettled (& still do some days) but it is nice to know that my place is with Jason, wherever that may be.

Hope things are going well for both of you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pictures :)

Rebecca Townsend

Karis said...

How exciting to hear how you felt differently about your parents' home this last visit. I remember conversations we had about this in the past, and you're right -- it does happen in different timing for different people and circumstances. That was fun for me to read of your journey in this over the last 2 years.

Hope you had a wonderful time in Cancun. What great timing for this trip -- Happy Anniversary to you guys!