Friday, September 14, 2012

a decade of love.

Today marks a decade of love. Ten years ago we said "i do". And today we are more in love than before.
Our love has changed, grown, been tested and persevered. We have loved  one another through eight moves, five children, three miscarriages, ten different occupations, and lots of twists and turns.
When we first got married we had grand visions of how we would celebrate ten years. We had talked of traveling to Ireland. Five children later, a new baby, a pending move and the middle of wedding season finds us spending our anniversary with a night out on the town having dinner together! We may celebrate in a grander fashion later but for now I am content and excited to be with the man who chose me as his bride!
I love this man and am so blessed to be walking through life with him. I know that there is good things ahead and I pray that this is one of many beautiful decades together.

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company
than a good marriage. 
~ Martin Luther ~

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

a good story waiting to be written.

Two weeks ago we found out some unexpected news that we need to be out of our house by the end of the year. It took us by surprise but it was not unexpected to God. Some days I can feel the farmilar stanglehold of fear want to creep in and deflate my joy. It is right there just below the surface. Questioning, nagging, doubting the goodness of the future. And when something does not go right like not being able to find Silas's brand new sneakers five mintues before we have to walk out the door for kindergarten, I feel like I am about to explode.
I know that the story is not done being written. On one hand I can feel dread about the unknown future or I can be excited about how God is going to work this all out. I can chose panic or peace. Which one will I choose today?
 I will believe God is writing something beautiful. I need to be patient and wait for the page to turn. All good stories have some twists and turns. I will choose to trust in peace eagerly anticipating the surprise ending.

I love a good story.

A picture from the archives taken in April 2009 on one of our first days at Blossom View Farm