On August 8, Mike and I celebrated five years of marriage. FIVE YEARS! In some ways, it has felt like such a long time– we’ve lived in two countries, been in three grad programs, and held 5 jobs between the two of us. We’ve gone from living in a Mission House to an apartment to becoming homeowners, and we brought our little Noah home to this house. That’s a whole lot of stuff to pack in five years!
But somehow, I look at pictures from when we were engaged and remember how I felt so vividly: hope, excitement, wonder, anticipation, fear… there was so much unknown, and I didn’t care.
(Photo by Amy Enderle, 2008)
There is still so much of our future that’s unknown, but I am thankful for our five years. I’m thankful for date nights and family days and awesome friends who help us along the way. Last Friday, we celebrated on one of my favorite days of the year. I don’t get this excited for Valentine’s Day, or even for the Fourth of July– August 8 is special to me and I hope we get to enjoy it with each other for many years to come.
Here’s to August… here’s to us.
(Thanks to Alice for the photo!)