Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21st

Our 23rd anniversary!

The other hot summer evening, we loaded our wilted selves, kiddos and friends in the back of the truck, stopped in our small town to grab a shaved ice, and went for a drive.    
We drove down by the river, where we hiked around and crossed a beautiful old bridge.

The evening was majestic, the river completely peaceful and everywhere I looked, I saw beauty that had stood the test of time.

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This morning on our anniversary, while pondering the past twenty three years and all that entails; ups and downs,  stress and change, amazing children, blessings beyond measure and unspeakable joys, I thought again of the following quote:

“For children love is a feeling; for adults, it is a decision. Children wait to learn if their love is true by seeing how long it lasts; adults make their love true by never wavering from their commitment.” 

~ Orson Scott Card


Marriage is beautiful.  It really isIt stretches you and, like parenthood, helps you become a more selfless person.  It's not always easy- two different souls trying to stay in tune and unified over life's bumps and hurdles- but when you look back and see the growth that has taken place, see the tapestry that has been woven while you were simply living and earnestly striving; the pattern is breathtaking.

Content copyright © 2012 by Jessa at Graceful Landing

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