After six months of marriage, I wrote this post saying we are “drawing the blueprints to ensure that the foundation of our faith is solid enough to build up a marriage.”
It’s hard to believe that on Monday we will have been married for one year! As is typical with time, in many ways it seems to have flown by (weren’t we just celebrating with our friends?!) yet in other ways I see how we have both grown so much this year.
Before John and I were married, I presented him with about 15 letters I had written over the years “to my future husband.” I started writing these when I was in 10th grade – before I even had my first boyfriend. I knew I would want my future husband to know how I’d matured in my thoughts on marriage over the years, how I valued my faith, and how I saw grace and forgiveness in my life. Little did I know that high school dramas, emotions, and lessons that I expressed in my letters were already being experienced with me by my future husband! (For those of you who don’t know, John and I have been friends since 7th grade, but we didn’t start dating until we were 19.)
At our rehearsal dinner, I read this poem to our family and friends about how my friendship to John turned into love. I thought it’d be appropriate to share this poem today, as I’m so thankful for the blessing of our marriage.
Reflections down the Aisle