October 2, 2007

memory lane

With all this wedding stuff going on, I got to thinking about when Handsome and I got married. I've been meaning to dig out our wedding album and look at it. Last night, I got around to it and took a few moments to look through all the pictures. As I did, I was amazed at how much we have changed, individually and as a couple. It really hasn't been that long but it seemed so long ago that I wore that pretty dress. I had the strangest urge to see behind those eyes and get into my head. To see it all over again. I also wanted to reach out my hand and reassure those people in the pictures. All the hard times would come and go and it would still be okay. Sometimes when I'm in the middle of a trying time, I think back to a time past when things were pretty rocky. I realize that I made it through then, and I can make it through again. I also like to see how God put out his steadying hand to help me or carry me through those times. Because He is always there. From everlasting to everlasting.

I make it sound like our wedding was the beginning of troubled times. This isn't the case at all. It's just that adjustment time when you truly do blend into one. It's a matter of give and take, ups and downs, and sometimes around and around again. And seeing those pictures reminded me of all we've worked through. But you know what? I wouldn't trade it for the world. It makes me who I am today, and who Handsome and I are as a couple. And I don't think I've ever loved him more.

2 rays through the fog:

Judith said...

"It seemed so long ago that I wore that pretty dress". You and the dress and your life are obviously so beautiful, and I am so happy for you.

Bev said...

I loved reading of your insight, looking back over the past, to see what you two have overcome together, knowing there will be more bumps in the road ahead and yet the past you've been through together gives you courage and faith that you can go ahead together. xoxoxo

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