Four Years

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Four years.  I cannot believe we have been married for four years.  It is crazy.  Crazy to think that it was four years ago that I was planning our wedding, fitting my dress and preparing my vows.  Crazy to think because it seems like it was just yesterday, but also feels SO long ago.  But it is true.  It has been four years since we said "I do."  And I have to say, it has been fun.  We have laughed.  We have traveled the world.  We have experienced things together that I never thought I would do (remember when we jumped out of a plane?).  But I won't lie, it hasn't always been easy.  People weren't lying when they said marriage was hard.  It definitely is.  I have had my moments.  Some where Jon Luke probably wanted to strangle me and walk out the door.  Some where he thought I was being unreasonable.  Some where he had had enough.  And visa versa.  There have been moments I have been terrified.  I have been confused.  I have felt that it was never going to get better.  But we are making it.  Making the most of this crazy adventure.  And having fun.

Jon Luke, thank you for being patient with me.  For loving me even when I am sure I was unlovable.  Thank you for holding my hand when I needed it, and letting me figure it out when that was best.  Over these past fours years, I have continued to learn more about myself, and you have allowed that.  For that, I cannot thank you enough.  You allow me to be myself, even though I run myself down and stress myself out.  You just carry me through.  You have allowed me to chase dreams, even though they might seem crazy.  You have been such an encouragement.  You have loved me, even when I may not see it...you continue to press in.  And for all of this I am so thankful. 

JL, I love you.  I love what you have done and continue to do for me.  I am so thankful for the four years we have had together and I cannot wait for what is to come.  Thank you for encouraging me.  Thank you for cherishing me.  Thank you for praying for me.  Thank you for being you, and for loving me in the process.  Happy anniversary my love.

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Four years down, and a lifetime to go.

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