Five Year Anniversary August 18

On Friday, August 18th, Emily and I will celebrate 5 years of marriage.  We are driving up to Ludington Michigan where we’ve rented a little cottage on the Lake for a little peace and rest.  We’re both really happy to have some time to ourselves but also sad that our anniversary cuts into our time with the families here in Ohio.  For those of you who know our honeymoon story, I am trying to make up for what turned out to be a less than quiet and peaceful spot in Wildwood New Jersey, with this lake front cottage.

I’m not  quite prepared for a deep reflection on our marriage, I think this may come while journaling at the Lake, but I can say that this time really has been the best years of my life.  Emily has brought to my life energy, joy, smarts, faith and compassion in ways that were unavailable to me otherwise.  I really have grown and matured in these past years in ways difficult to measure.

And even though its only been five years, it hasn’t been difficult at all.  I know some people struggle to maintain a life together, I know some don’t make it at all, but for reasons not all that clear to me our life together has not only been a blast and easy to adjust too it has also been adventurous and filled with love.  God has truly blessed me with a perfect mate and a best friend for life.