Yes, this picture captures us in a warm and fuzzy light - pure bliss.
Most of our pictures do.
Let's be honest, who takes pictures when they're caught up in full on arguments and crying ugly cries?
When things are good, it's really good. But when things go bad, it's really bad.
We're definitely not your average twosome.
We got in touch for the first time in January of 2013, met in person for the first time & got engaged a month after in February, and got married on April 20, 2013. (Yes, 4/20 - the high of our lives)
We just knew.
Now we've been married a year.
Our anniversary was this past Sunday (it was also Easter Sunday.)
That means we've really only known each other less than 2 years.
What were we thinking? We were crazy. We're still crazy. It's all crazy.
We knew so little of each other but we knew enough.
He listens to Mos Def, I listen to Sara Bareilles.
He uses dark filters for pictures while I love brightening things up - yin and yang.
We're completely different but our similarities are solid. We're still together and we're still working.
By God's grace we got together, and by God's grace we stay together.
We realize we're not only newly weds.. we're newly acquainted and newly committed in every way possible.
I ask that you continue to pray for us, that we'll continue to be centered in Christ more than anything because if we don't we'll probably tear each other down rather than build each other up.
This is the verse that Joules shared with me the night of our anniversary. Despite the sentiments of the day, we were still able to get into a huge argument when the day began but it ended in peace with the Word. I hope that this encourages everyone - married or not.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Love really does.