One Year

June 17, 2015


How can it already be one year? I was telling a friend the other day that it seems like this year went by so fast, however I can’t remember what my life looked like before I was married to Jamie, so it seems like that was a lifetime ago. Marriage is beautiful in that kind of way and I am thankful. However, this year hasn’t been perfect, but it has been full of grace, and that is so much more beautiful that perfection. We don’t know all the answers, and are only in the beginning stages of our marriage, but so far, we can confidently say that chasing perfection, will always fail you. What will never fail you is sharing the grace that has been poured out on us by Jesus with each other. As ironic as it seems, grace is our perfect answer to marriage.

“But He gives us more GRACE.”
James 4:6b

Trust me when I say, this year has not been easy. There have been tears, anger, thankfulness, bitterness, great joy, sadness, lots of laughter, arguments, dance parties and so much growth. Each day with Jamie, I have learned something new, have been challenged, and encouraged to cling to Jesus over all.

To be honest, this was not the way that we had planned celebrating our first anniversary, but it was exactly what we needed; a day at home paired with fun activities! We went to church, picked strawberries, went on a long bike ride, prepared a romantic dinner on our deck and ate off our wedding china, ate the top tear of our frozen wedding cake, and watched our wedding video. But most importantly, we were together, and that’s all we needed.

Here’s to many more years, my love!

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One thought on “One Year

  1. Julie

    Thank you for sharing from your heart about your first year of marriage! My husband and I are about to celebrate 6 months of marriage on Saturday, and it does seem as though this time has just flown! We have experienced many of the same emotions and lessons learned that you both have. Grace upon grace upon grace for sure. We are going to eat our top tier on our six month anniversary because at one year we will be living overseas. I love how you took the time to make it a little fancy and decorated it with flowers and displayed it!


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