Friday, May 27, 2016

Nine years... nine years of choosing to love him every day, and in turn, loving him more and more. He makes it easy on me, really. He's a much better person than me. There are plenty of things either of us could had done with our lives, but we chose this. We chose us and our kids and this life.

In the beginning, there were people that told us we were making the wrong choice- that four months wasn't nearly long enough to decide if our love would last for the long haul. I have to give those well-meaning folks some credit for trying to swoop in and save us, but we knew something that I think they didn't realize at the time: no love can last forever on its own. But a marriage can. And a marriage rooted in Christ can sustain a love that transcends rules and limits and boundaries. More than that? It can thrive and create new lives, and those lives can thrive.

So that's what we do. We chose marriage, and now we choose love everyday. Sometimes love looks like candle-lit dinners and romantic gestures. And sometimes it looks like laying next to each other at the end of a long day and silently watching Netflix together simply because we're too exhausted to do anything else.

And I'd choose that over anything else, every. single. day.

I love you, Ryan. Thank you for choosing us.

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