Sunday, July 19, 2015

grateful heart || eleven years

Today I'm so grateful for the gift of marriage.  The hardest, most adventurous, loving, life changing relationship I've ever been in.  The one with the highest highs and the lowest lows.  The one that's made me see the most beautiful and ugly parts of my heart.  The one where I don't change a thing about any of it.

10 years
The lessons have been continuous.  The trust has been repaired.  The specialists have been helpful. The babies have been made.  The home has been lost.  The business has shut down.  The country has been traveled.  The fights have been forgiven.  The therapist has been seen.  The extended families have supported.  The celebrations have continued.  The love has grown deeper.

1 year
Today I'm grateful for 11+ years with Steve.  It's been an adventure.  But one we've been on side-by-side.  I've never questioned or doubted that.  As as we continue this journey, I can't wait to see what the next 11+ years bring.

Rehearsal Dinner

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

21 comments:

socalledhomemaker said...

Aw I love this! So sweet!

Michelle said...

Lovely and so true of every marriage. Especially those gone the distance and still running (mine, 29 years in Sept.). Your words, "the lessons have been continuous," perfect description of hanging in there and fighting to keep what God ordained. Visiting from Ember Grey's Grateful Heart Monday. Happy Anniversary!

Audrey Louise said...

Awww, happy anniversary!!! Such beautiful words!

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

:) :) LOVE this. Beautiful. Happy Anniversary!!! Wishing you guys a fun & happy celebration this week.

Kendra Loisel said...

Happy anniversary!! I love the pictures! I hope you and Steve have a wonderful anniversary and create more beautiful memories through the years! ox

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thanks Michelle!! Congratulations on 29 years!! That's incredible. Thanks for stopping by...don't you love Grateful Heart? It's always the best way to start my week.

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you! It was actually in May, but I'm finally getting around to writing my thoughts about it. :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you!! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you!! It was actually in May...but we're spending lots of time together this week looking for houses and packing! Ha...not fun, but faith and patience building for sure! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you sweet friend! xoxo

Alyssa Guttendorf said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary!!!

TheAdventuresofBugandBoo said...

Happy anniversary!! This is so sweet - "but one we've been on side by side..." :) LOVE this!

Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S said...

Happy Anniversary to you. I love this post...marriage isn't easy, but I'm prepared. My fiance and I have been together for 8 years and seen the best and worst of each other and still fight to make it work. Great post about love!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you!! It was actually in May, I'm just finally getting around to writing about it! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you!! :) xoxo

Amy @ Set Free said...

It sure takes work, but it's totally the kind of work that's worth it and is fulfilling! And...thank you! xoxo

laura wolf said...

This is really nice. All marriages have there ups and downs. Happy that you to have weathered the storm together and come out stronger. Thank you for sharing.

Artadorned said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely post!


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Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you!! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Than you, I do feel proud of us that we've made it through all we have and never gave up!! Thanks for stopping by!