2 married years.

24 Jun

This weekend we celebrated our 2 year marriage anniversary!

I usually stand back amazed at how quickly time has flown but this anniversary I really felt that we lived the time. In many ways the last year was one of the most difficult we’ve had, but through it we grew. Growing is so essential as we go throughout the daily grind, if we’re not growing we’re wasting. I can say that we aren’t the people we were a year ago. I get sad saying that because I know I lost a lot of my naive thinking about the world and how I thought that life always turned into a fairy tale. It’s cliche to say “fairy tale” but I think in the back of our minds we all still really hope that it exists. Our love is the only thing that boarders on that dream but life gets in the way of getting through that one amazingly difficult trial and then everything is perfect. Life isn’t that way, it’s a series of one trouble or difficulty after another. If you’re lucky you’re given just as many blessings to break up the difficulty.

We are extremely blessed!! We live in a house we love, an area we love, have amazing friends here already, and we have wonderful friends and family who have always supported us back home. Don’t think I’m saying that our life isn’t wonderful by saying it’s challenging! I enjoy the challenge! I love being able to say “I survived this,” “I overcame that!” I feel pride looking back on the last 365 days! Conquering the distance that separated us the majority of this last year gives us the knowledge we need to survive this Air Force lifestyle. It was hard having to learn this reality right out the gate but in all honestly I think it gave us a foot up  because we know what to expect and gave us future confidence in thinking “we got this!!”

God has been the center of our marriage or believe me…we would have failed long ago! He gives us the encouragement we need to love and cherish each other. He guides us in our decisions and leads us away from anything that could be detrimental. The older I get the more I realize that I’m absolutely helpless and effect-less without my God! I always thought the older you got the better you became at handling yourself but that’s not at all true. I think we finally become humble and realize it’s OK to say “I have no idea what I’m doing! I need help!” I hate asking for help and maybe that’s why it’s taken me so long for this realization to hit me.

I’m thankful for this past year, not because it was butterflies, rainbows, and romance but because we truly LIVED! We went out on a ledge and had faith that God would catch us if we only let go! He caught us and blessed us with everything we need! We are content and excited beyond words for the new set of blessings God has for us this coming year! We already know it’s going to be the biggest of our lives! We must continue to trust in our Lord and know that our needs will be met!

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.” -Psalm 36:5 

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One Response to “2 married years.”

  1. Ann Maloney June 29, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Alyssa, well said!! I agree, the more living that we have done, the more we realize that without Christ, we can do nothing. Good News: Philippeans 4:13 A~ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! ~ love Mom

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