Today, Tim and I celebrate four months of marriage. Seems like a small feat, but I am thankful for every day, every week, every month I get to share with my love.
Leaving our family and friends last week provided a great opportunity to create a wedding slideshow for our loved ones to watch at a little Labor Day gathering. Moving preparations were all encompassing, so we finally sat down and went through the one-thousand plus pictures our photographer had given us months ago.
A wellspring of emotions rose up with each photo as I remembered the joy of that day – May 11th, 2012. There is much to be said for letting those memories wash over you – reliving the thrill of the first look, the nerves of waiting to walk down the aisle, the excitement of being pronounced “Mr. and Mrs.” Those memories are wonderful medicine for the stress of moving and the anxiety associated with a new job and a new season in life.
As I watched snapshot after snapshot come across the screen, I was thankful – thankful for the gentle, caring, strong man that I married, thankful for the friends and family standing and sitting around us, and most importantly, thankful for God’s evident hand in bringing Tim and I together.
Four months later, I still see God so evidently involved in the path our lives have taken. On May 11th, neither of us would have guessed we would celebrate 123 days of marriage in Idaho; but, now, I can’t imagine anything else being what God had planned.
My prayer for the next four months (and the next four months…) is that Tim and I would embody Psalm 34:3 – exalting the Lord for the good things He has done and magnifying His name in all that we do and say.
Lord, let our union be a reflection of Your love for us, Your children.
Oh Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
Just in case you’re wondering who took these lovely wedding photos… Check out Bobby Schneider – he’s super talented and a blast to work with!