When we took our vows, admittedly, I had no practical, real understanding, what they really meant for our lives. I has no idea before we even hit our first anniversary we would be putting those promises we made to each other and God to the test.
Our vows have been tried and tested over and over again this last year. It has forced us to reach deeper, hold tighter, and love each other more. We have read that some marriages crumble under the stress of dealing with a child with a disability or a sick family member. Eric and I were determined not to let that be our fate. Instead we chose to lean into God and our community to help us carry the burden because we knew there was no way we could handle this ourselves.
Because of everything we have gone through with Eli I love Eric more today than I did the day we got married. I love him more deeply than I could even have imagined. He is an amazing man, loving husband and father, and the spiritual leader for our family.
There is no way I could have ever survived this last year with anyone else. Eric is the rock of our family and the one true love of my life.
What are our goals for year 3 of our marriage?
|I think this sums it up ;o) hahaha|
Just because it's fun, (and who doesn't love to look at wedding pictures!), I'll end this post a few images from our day captured by our photographer, Jacalyn owner of JMM Photography.
|Thanks Steph for your help on my shoes! Bejeweling is hard work but totally worth it! I love the way they turned out!|
|Cheers to a happy and wonderful marriage!|
|My daughter, Isabel|
|Eric doesn't look nervous at all...|
|The all important vows|
|Pronounced husband and wife! I'm not sure who the happiest person in this picture is?! LOL|
|All marriages should start with a dip ;o)|
|I'm not excited or anything ;o)|
|Love my hubby's ring! Totally perfect!|
|I was like this all night. Eric said I needed a grin-ectomy! LOL|
|Great way to start a marriage... Whacking your new hubby with a light saber!|
|My husband, hands down, the undefeated, Car Bomb champion!|
|My new family|
|My family :0|