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Friday, July 1, 2011

Joy ...

David and I celebrated 5 years of marriage yesterday - 5 years of life that have been better together than they would have been apart. Joy - pure joy - is what I think describes the past 5 years - don't get me wrong, we've certainly had our share of sorrow, hard times, bumps in the road and life getting us down from time to time - however, the joy outweighs it all.

I remember like yesterday the day I met David - he was SO nice to me (and cute!!). The kind of guy that everyone likes - a great personality, a great sense of humor and the epitome of nice guy. We were great friends for a year before we started dating ... I think the foundation of a friendship is what gets us through the hard times - love is good, you need it, but a strong foundation that is built on faith with God in the center of our lives plus a great friendship are two things that have certainly bode us well these past 9 years that we've known each other ..... time really does fly when you're having fun.

I loved our wedding - there are days I want to go back and live through it all over again - it was so much fun to have the merging of all of our friends and family to share in our love and joy during one special weekend. Thank you to those friends and families who are still huge parts of our lives for supporting us, praying for us and sharing in our joys (and sorrows)! I now know it takes a village to raise children, but it also takes a village to keep a marriage together - communities of faith, friends, family and loved ones to keep us accountable, remind us of the good and see us through the bad.

God has richly blessed us and we have two precious children to show for our love too - it's a whirlwind most days, but there is no one else on earth I'd rather live my life with or stand beside when the going gets tough. Thank you Bay for loving me! Here's to many, many more anniversaries!

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:

If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

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