Wednesday, August 26, 2009

14th Anniversary

Today marks our 14th wedding anniversary. I can remember, before I was married, thinking that people who were in their 30's or married more than 10 years were O.L.D. But here we are, 14 years of marriage, 6 children, our 5th home and entering the eighth year of homeschooling...and I don't feel old at all.

I just feel content. And grateful. And, of course, blessed. Sure, life gets crazy-busy and we don't get to go out on many dates or have long conversations. He leaves for work before I wake up and I am often asleep at night before he comes to bed. We even share our anniversary with Maggie's birthday.

But we make the little moments count. We talk on the phone for a few moments over Aaron's lunch break. We schedule in time to watch a movie together or play a game now and then. And we are constantly striving to love one another as we should love one another.

If someone were to have told me, on our wedding day in 1995, what our life would be like in 2009...I would have laughed in disbelief. But the reality is I love where we are at in life. I honestly can't think of anything I would go back and change about the past 14 years. And I am looking forward to at least another 50 years together.