This month Aaron and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. It was a warm 45 degree day, nothing compared to the blizzard we were married in. Crazy to think a decade has gone by and seven years of it without kids. What did we do with our time before kids?
Our journey did not play out the way we had written it 10 years ago, because God had something much more beautiful in store. His plan hidden to us as we learned to let go of control and truly trust. A process that tested our faith and marriage and brought us to our knees. To say we didn’t have hard times would be a lie, many days I felt so alone. Feeling like it was God who abandoned me and a husband who didn’t understand the pain.
Through it all Aaron has been my rock, the one who lifts me up and brings me back to Jesus. The one who says the prayers for me when my lips couldn’t formulate the words. The one who would make me smile even during the tears. Today he is the most wonderful father, who is incredibly patient with the children and me when I lose my sanity.
Our faith and marriage refined by fire for 7 years, strengthening our trust in God and our bond with each other. I can look back now and see how much we have both grown individually and together. We now see the beautiful fruit and pretend we know what we are doing parenting 4 kiddos!!
I laugh at my naiveness, when we first got married I had big plans for our 10 year anniversary, a second honeymoon, perhaps even a trip back to Hawaii. Now with four kids we found it hard to find the time to even get away for a couple of hours without them. Making it 15 minutes into dinner before getting a phone call that Grace was crying for mama and wouldn’t stop. At least Caden got the memo and was an enjoyable dinner guest sleeping in my arms the entire time. Happy Anniversary Aaron!! Here is to the next decade together whatever it may bring!