|Photo by the amazing Brooke Photography|
|Our BIG Day 5.7.94|
What I am thankful for is the road God walked us down, the mountains we traversed, the valleys we rested in. I am thankful for the lessons taught and learned, the battles fought and won, the fears experienced and overcome. I am thankful for the moments we yelled at each other and made it through. I am thankful for the countless tears shed that did not drown us. I am thankful for the discord, the dishonesty, and the disrespect we both took part in that never disrupted the commitment we have to one another. Have we liked each other constantly throughout our relationship? No. Have we known God had a purpose for each hardship we were to experience? Yes. Are we better off having engaged the fire together? Do I really have to answer this? Yes and yes.
|(cropped from) Brooke Photography again!|
|Fun times together.|
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I encourage my readers, with a few exceptions, to not give up on the spouse God has given you. Looking at our challenges from a worldly standpoint, we would have had a strong case to end our union. Thankfully, Kevin and I believe we have a responsibility to honor the vows we have taken. The words we recited ending in "Til death do us part." are not misleading. They were not conditionally based. They are a reminder that things will get tough and together we can endure anything that God allows into our lives.
|A peek at our family photo session with, who else but Brooke Photography|