June 18, 2005 - The day I married my best friend.
I didn't know that day just how much I would come to rely and depend on this man.
We were ignorant to all that this life could/would throw our way.
We had no idea that we would be holding each other up through difficult times.
We promised it in our vows, and we meant it, but living it out is the real test.
7 years later, and we're a stronger team than I ever imagined.
I always admired our ability to work together so well. We compliment each other and can read each other without a single word. He knows when I need to be silent and when I need time to myself. And I know when to listen...in the moments when he just needs to talk it out.
We certainly aren't perfect. No marriage is perfect. I think we've learned, beyond all else, that selflessness is a major ingredient in a successful marriage. You have to be able think beyond yourself and look at what is best for the relationship...for each other. Most importantly, we believe keeping God as the head of our household and leaning on Him is what has made it all work.
I am so proud of the man I call my husband. I've watched him grow from a 17 year-old boy...who was a typical 17 year-old boy...through the college years when everyone is just trying to figure themselves out...to a newly married man doing his best to provide for his wife and be the husband he has promised to be....to now living out those promises and more as a husband who is a spiritual leader, a patient and loving husband and father...and a man who is good and kind to others.
I couldn't imagine my life without Jeremy, and I am so thankful that God brought us together. I pray that we have many, many years ahead of us. 7 years of marriage and 3 kids later...I am constantly amazed at what this life has thrown our way and how we continue to stick together and see the blessings in it all.