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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One Year

One year ago today,

we made promises to each other and to God...

And exchanged these...

And asked God's blessing on our marriage...

To become who we are today:
husband and wife
best friends
lifetime partners
a team to serve God
lovers for eternity.

I could not have imagined the sorrows and the joys,
the incredible blessings,
the hard things and the easy,
the amazing life that God would give us
in just this first year.

When people ask how married life is, I tell them,

"It's the hardest and the best thing I've ever done."

Nope, marriage isn't easy.
But it is good.
And it is so worth all the struggles
for the countless moments of happiness
that result from working hard
and especially from God's grace to us.

I love my husband more now
than I thought would be possible a year ago.
And I know
that with God continuing to bless, keep, and teach us,
the love between my husband and me
will keep growing every day.

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called
children of God!
...Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Whoever does not love does not know God,
because God is love."
-1 John 3:1; 4:7-8

I apologize for the poor picture computer doesn't like uploading the high-quality photos our photographer took!


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  1. Happy Anniversary Jaimie! God bless you both and hope you have a wonderful day :D

  2. Congratulations on your first anniversary :) The pictures are beautiful, I LOVE your wedding dress, it's very modest and looks more old fashion, I just love it :)

  3. thanks, both of you! We've had an absolutely wonderful day. :)

    I love my dress too! It was my mom's...I like to think it's a classic style. :) There's a better view of the front of it in my profile picture. And I'm a very romantic, old-fashioned yes, the lace and beading fit me perfectly. :)

  4. Happy Anniversary! Lovely photos, and I always find it amazing that the love for our spouses seems to constantly grow larger all the time!

    Monica @

  5. Happy anniversary! My husband and I just celebrated our first anniversary the weekend before you: Is it just me, or can you not believe how fast that year went?!


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