Tuesday, July 7, 2009
2 Years: Happy Anniversary!
I wonder how many years you have to be married before you stop looking at eachother and saying, "We're married!"
Two years ago today will go down in history as the MOST FUN DAY of my entire life! It was the most beautiful Mass I had ever attended with two of our most favorite priests and over 400 people to celebrate the sacrament of Marriage with us. Thanks to my parents we had the time of our life at the reception... the best band in town, dancing ALL night long, delicious food (including an ice cream bar), and everyone we loved was present to party with us. I was sure that day that this is what Heaven was like, the banquet we are awaiting. The joy was overflowing in Patrick and I all day. We still talk about it all the time. We also continue to be grateful that God gave us the incredible grace and stregnth to save ourselves for one another until that day.
Two years later we look back and say that it feels like yesterday, but life has surely changed. We have one child in Heaven, one here with us, and a boat load of other joys and sufferings we have already endured together. We have learned about love being a choice and not a feeling and we have definitely grown in appreciation for each other's strengths and in wisdom in how to help one another with each other's weaknesses. But, two years is nothing... we are aspiring to learn more about sacrificial love, we are aspiring to have many more children, and we are aspiring to keep having a blast!
Patrick, I love you!