I'm often worried that I will present a false picture of our little family by being fake or only showing the good stuff. Honestly, I don't want to be Debbie Downer and broadcast all the negativity that does happen, but I do want to be balanced. Life is not perfect, but life is a wonderful gift! There may be and will be hard moments, stressful days, and difficult weeks. But really, life is GREAT!
So when it comes to talking about my favorite guy and my marriage, I'm cautious. Why? Because I know there are many hurting couples who are really struggling through marriage. Even my own peers. I'm also cautious because I don't want to just put up another posed picture that could possibly give someone the idea that we have it all together and life and marriage are just perfect for us.
However, I would be thrilled if someone were encouraged by seeing a couple truly loving each other and loving the Lord. That maybe, just maybe, our marriage can be a light shining in a dark world especially for the younger generation that sees way to much yelling, hate and divorce in the marriages they know.
The truth is my marriage is AWESOME! I do not say that to brag, but to thank the Lord for this gift. So when I put up pretty posed pictures, I hope you don't assume things are just perfect but can thank the Lord with us and be encouraged that marriage can be (if it's not already) WONDERFUL! God has designed it, and He designed it to be beautiful and life giving and a sweet treasure. I am so thankful to the Lord for bringing Randy into my life and giving us 3 very full, wonderful years of marriage!
I love these top pictures that Randy's brother, Josh took for us. He did a wonderful job.
My family has grown by 4 more spouses and a baby on the way since this was taken. :)
When more grandkids/nieces/nephews come into the picture, family reunions are going to be HUGE! :)
The joy of this moment is still so vivid 3 years later.