**Giveaway Alert** Today marks 12 years of marriage for Mr. Awesome and I, and we want to celebrate with YOU! Woot Woot!
We were married back before smartphones were such a popular thing, and when digital photography was still a pain to transfer to the computer. Our family photographer lost/misplaced the film that included our wedding day pictures and they still haven’t shown up, all these years later! We’re quite certain they were left in an abandoned storage unit. Oh, rascal!
Thankfully my dad snapped a few pictures that day too, so we have some to look back at- like this one! ha! Laughter is the best medicine, right? I mean, what can we do? I’m pretty sure putting the wedding dress back on for a do-over isn’t an option at this point (thank you very much sweet babies number 2, 3, and 4).
Gorgeous wedding pictures would’ve been great, but the really great part is waking up next to this guy, day after day. It’s the moments that he plays with my hair, when he puts away all the groceries because I’m exhausted from shopping, and says that he loves me, even when I’ve been the furthest thing from loveable. It’s playing Iota and trying new craft beers. It’s taking the kids’ scooters for a ride around the neighborhood, and the moments where I just sit by the garden, watching him do what he loves, dig in the dirt and tend to the plants. The seemingly mundane, those are the moments that are great because we are together.
Besides, when we became pregnant with baby number 4 and I broke my crotch, he was there, each morning, literally rolling me out of bed and helping me to take care of myself because I couldn’t do it on my own. There are just some things that he has seen and done that I can’t imagine anyone else on this earth would ever do… so you know, he’s mine, and I’m his (I’ve done my fair share too, but I’ll save those stories for him to tell). ♥
In full disclosure, this marriage is nothing without God. The biggest praise goes to Him. I would’ve lost my temper and walked out a dozen or more times if it weren’t for my commitment to God. Sometimes I blame that on getting married young, but I really think it’s just my personality. I can be a touch impulsive, or quick to react when I should be gently responding. So wives, If you’re at all like me, on those tough days when you just want to give up, don’t. Instead, go to God, tell him your burdens, tell him what hurts, because like it or not, your husband can’t satisfy every need you have and every desire of your heart, only God can do that.