Today I have the privilege of celebrating 5 wonderful years of togetherness with my husband. I am blown away by our journey together and how much we’ve grown over the course of our relationship. Our story is fairly complicated and unique, as are most, but it clearly resembles God’s grace, purpose, and sense of humor.
David and I were best friend before I realized I was in love with him and he with me. We bonded over our mutual desire for deep friendship, community, and authenticity. Our friendship started as a battleground for both of us over our faith and trust in God. In that process a deep seated love for each other and God developed. When we finally realized our mutual affection, we took a few months to even consider what dating would look like for us in the attempt to be intentional, wise, and preserve our friendship. Once we started dating, we knew we’d never stop, so we might as well take some time on the front end to work on having a healthy relationship…
We are both amazed that it’s been 5 years. It seems a lifetime ago. Who we were then is not who we are now, but our relationship remains constant and ever growing. It may seem silly to celebrate 5 years of dating now that we are married, but it’s truly a celebration of where God has taken us in the last 5 years both individually and together.
The rest of this post is merely about sharing memories. It’s probably more for me and David than for you, but feel free to reminisce with me.
Something that I have been thinking about lately is that I have been with my husband for 20% of my life. Considering the first 40% are hard to remember and the middle 40% aren’t always worth remembering, my husband is tied into the most important, memorable years of my life and always will be. That’s pretty cool.