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 is. It 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.
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