Wednesday, June 15, 2011

wedded bliss

Today EJ and I celebrate 9 years of wedded bliss.

You are laughing already, right? 

Honestly, who made up the phrase "wedded bliss"? 

Clearly they were never married.

Marriage is messy. 

It takes tons of commitment, prayer and WORK.

You have to compromise and fight and grow.

The process can be painful at times.

Honestly, EJ makes me crazy and I make him crazy.

Like I told you in our love story, Grammy often uses the phrase, "iron sharpens iron" (Proverbs 27:17) in regards to marriage.

That makes EJ and I a very SPARKY couple.

You know what? 

Sparky can be kind of fun.

We are both passionate people who have a lot of spunk.

The passion comes from a deep love for one another.

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins."
1 Peter 4:8

Good thing because we are two imperfect people.

The goal will never be perfection.

The goal will be transformation.

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:2

I know that God uses our marriage to grow us. 

I know I have a lot more growing to do.

But today is about celebrating the adventure so far.

It has been an amazing 9 years!

I am beyond blessed by EJ. 

I am so proud to be his wife. 

I am so grateful that God gave him to me.

Happy Anniversary to the love of my life!

Thank you for loving me at all times.

Thank you for forgiving me when I need it.

Thank you for bringing indescribable joy to my life.

Thank you for laughing with me.

Thank you for dreaming with me.

Thank you for choosing me.

I love you like crazy.

Even when we make each other crazy.

May we be blessed with many more years to celebrate our anniversary!


  1. Happy Anniversary! Hope it is a wonderful celebration for you two! Love you both!

  2. I would like to point out that I didn't hijack her google account and that she said all those things! I love you too babe! I look forward to many more SPARKY years too!