Five years ago today I walked down the aisle of a crowded chapel and promised to love one man for the rest of my life. 

People often say that your wedding day will be a blur, but I was actually very present in every moment of that day.  I remember the look on Parker’s face when they opened the chapel doors and my dad escorted me down the aisle.  I remember the weight of reciting vows we had written with great care.  I remember the sheer fun of our first dance as husband and wife. 

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I remember how much I loved him.

walking down aisle

And yet I love him more today than I did five years ago. 

 No one else has shown me more grace, made me feel more lovely, or known the deepest parts of me and still loved them.

We’ve lived a lot of life in five years, though it seems like it all started just yesterday.  It has been the hardest and best thing I have ever done.

 Written in our wedding program was a verse that has been our prayer for the past 1826 days:

May he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  (Hebrews 13:21b)

Wherever the road may lead us, let it be so, Lord. 

leaving reception