It's kind of fun to look back at years 8 , 9 and 10 . Unfortunately I wasn't blogging years 1-7, so just trust me that they actually happened! :) I have truly enjoyed our 11 years of marriage, not because there haven't been difficult seasons, but because even in the difficult seasons I have been blessed to have a wonderful husband by my side and even more importantly I can look back and see how good our God is!!
I've been reading through This Momentary Marriage by John Piper and here are some quotes that have stood out that I pray would resonate with our marriage:
- "The meaning of marriage is the display of the covenant-keeping love between
Christ and his people."
-true commitment... "It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on,
the marriage that sustains your love." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
-"The most foundational thing to see from the Bible about marriage is that it is God's doing.
And the ultimate thing to see from the Bible about marriage is that it is for God's glory."
-"Marriage is not mainly about being or staying in love.
It's mainly about telling the truth with our lives.
It's about portraying something true about Jesus Christ and the way He relates to His people.
It is about showing in real life the glory of the gospel. "
I pray that for the rest of our married years, until Christ calls us home,
that our marriage would "show in real life the glory of the gospel".
(someday I would LOVE to try to fit into my dress again and re-take some wedding pics so that we actually have pics that aren't scanned in, but true, quality, digital pics)
I.LOVE.YOU! After 11 years my heart still skips a beat when I hear the garage door open each night and I know you're home, I still think you look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G in a suit, I love the way your arms feel when you hug me (safest place on earth for me), I love that even after 11 years we still play our silly games to tease and have fun with one another, I love that you dance with me in the kitchen even when there is no music playing, I love that you teach our kids Truth so lovingly and patiently and in doing so...you're teaching me too. I love you more than words can say and I truly love you more each year...