Monday, September 29, 2008

Celebrating 6 Years of Marriage

Today, marks our 6 year anniversary and the old adage has never been truer: time flies. We've been together for 11 years, actually, so our togetherness goes beyond the actual 6 of marriage and those 5 years prior were crucial in making our marriage what it is today...we walked through our share of turmoil pre-marriage together: struggles in our families, a season of spiritual darkness for Aron, which led to us breaking-up, and many a "dark night of the soul" for me as well. Yet, God showed Himself faithful and redeemed our relationship and we chose Psalm 126 for our wedding day. A few standout verses:

"When the Lord brought back the captive ones from Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with joyful shouting. And they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them." The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad...Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting."

While our marriage hasn't been without its ups and down like all marriages, we have tried to maintain healthy communication, date nights, staying in community and God's Word/prayer, and listening and sharing our lives with each other. We try to speak positively of marriage to those around us, yet still maintain transparency and honesty. We've remained close friends all these years.

God has seen fit to give me a husband who truly seeks my best.
I feel loved.
I feel known.

Aron makes me laugh, gives Maggie his undivided attention when he is home, is on the same page with me when it comes to training her heart and mind, and possess talents that blow my mind.

I love you, A.


  1. happy day! congrats on 6 years guys! D & i are right behind you...crazy how time flies, for sure. (i never thought i'd be one of those people who say that, but i say it ALL the time) i love how you speak of aron w/ such respect & honor, suz.

  2. I remember when we were in Europe and I think you guys had just started dating...I can't believe it's been eleven years since then, crazy! Congrats, you guys are cute :)

  3. um...fantastic pic of you by the way :)

  4. sigh...happy day, love to hear your joy

  5. Happy Anniversary! How was dinner last night? Good music?

  6. Happy Anniversary! Okay first, you look oh so lovely in this picture! Glowing indeed! I hope your night out was fabulous. I love that verse. It was such a joy to be there on your wedding day and it's been an honor to have been your friend a good chunk of the time that you and A have been together (although not all of it) and watch your relationship grow and change, although I gotta say I wasn't sure you'd ever get back together, but secretly hoped for it! You guys definitely have something special, that's for sure. Congrats!


  7. So sweet, congratulations! On a completely different note, you look amazing! I mean seriously, jaw dropping gorgeous! Maybe it's all that love being reflected :)

  8. Congrats! I can't believe it's already been so long. It's hard to believe we've known each other for so many years. Age is slowly creeping up on us and it tells us so when the college years become a thing in the distant past. It's awesome to keep in touch through blogging because I feel like I talk to you more often since I read about your lives regularly. Miss you and hope to actually chat soon!