Two years ago, I woke up with a long to-do list.
Wake up on time … make sure everyone eats breakfast … get my hair done … do my nails … put on wedding dress … take photos … try to savor each moment.
It was by far the most important day of my life, and I had to be prepared! The day flew by with to-do’s getting mentally checked off or forgotten. Before I knew it, I was a wife. Together as husband and wife, we celebrated with family and friends before spending a week in paradise … perhaps the most unrealistic place to learn how to be married.
It took some time to adjust, but we quickly learned to love our new life together. Cooking side-by-side, sharing our adventures together, and learning to cope with change, transition, and disappointment.
If you would have told me our first anniversary would be spent saying farewell to our first church family, I doubt I would have believed you. But September 15, 2013 brought us right to that place. Our first home together was packed neatly into boxes and with teary eyes, we drove away to our new adventure.
Year two came with its own set of challenges. Plenty of transition comes with moving to a new area. Meeting new friends, getting to know the community, adjusting to new expectations. But we tackled things as a team and encouraged each other through highs and lows.
But there were victories to celebrate too! We had new jobs, bought our first home, and started a journey to a healthy lifestyle. We spent time with family, we got plugged into our new church, and we had to work harder to make time for each other.
But here we are! End of year two … looking forward to so much in year three.