Today is my and Puddie’s 15th Wedding Anniversary.
I am one lucky girl.
We married when we were just kids really and we have managed by the grace of God to weather whatever has come our way.
He is dedicated, oh-so talented, has a killer work ethic and is an incredible father- incredible.
He encourages me daily. He is my best friend.
15 years is a heck of milestone for two crazy kids who had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
But amid our celebrating, we would be dishonoring our marriage if I let you believe for one second that my marriage wasn’t hard fought for… everyday.
After 15 years, we have learned a lot, but we still have a lot to learn.
Every anniversary is special of course, but this one is a little sweeter for me. Not because of the number of years, but rather because for the last 6 months we have had to work harder (than we are used to) to make it work due to a shift change that literally has turned our worlds upside down.
The easy became difficult. The schedule split itself right in two and left the two of us in a bit of a state of shock as to how to adjust.
There have been tears, frustration, laughter and exhaustion.
We have had to redefine our everyday, learn to put first things first, and above all learn to give and take a little more grace than we have been used to…
It has been painful. And truth be told at first it just felt like someone came at our marriage with a pickax. But now I see God making us stronger– like a sculptor chipping away pieces of stone, leaving something beautiful in its wake.
I am a lucky girl.
I am blessed to have a man who will stand beside me during the hard times AND the GOODe times.
Happy Anniversary Pud!
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