The neat part about it...five years ago...when we were married, we decided to get married in a small celebration with immediate family in Washington D.C., and then tour the city, with our photographer taking pictures of us along the way in front of the historical monuments. Well, my husband's family live right outside of D.C., and I suggested that it would be neat to go back down there on our "fifth year anniversary" and reminisce about our day and explore the monuments a little more (because I didn't get to truly do this on that day, as we were busy "getting the best shot we could" for our photos :) ...
So, we were able to visit the spots we enjoyed five years ago, and also visit some of the monuments and spots that I haven't been able to visit...it was truly a GREAT DAY!!! Five years have gone by SO FAST, but I'm amazed by how much closer we have grown.
My photographer produced a wedding storybook for us to remember "Our special day", as well as a CD set to some of our special songs from the day. At the time, I was able to give him verses, song lyrics, etc. to place throughout the storybook...and, as I was flipping through recently, I came upon one of my favorites regarding the type of love we should all have:
"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends."
1 Corinthians 1: 4-8
I hope to always remember these virtues...I'm not perfect...no one is...but, if I can strive to remember this, it will certainly continue to grow my marriage. I have found the more I instill these virtues, the better I feel, and the more our love for each other and marriage grows.
So...with that, I shall depart with a picture from our wedding day, that my aunt took (all my "professional" photos are on a CD that can't be reproduced). I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holidays and hope you are looking forward to a New Year!! Have you planned any New Years resolutions? I often don't do this formally...more an informal type process for me...I'm always a work in progress (hmmm...maybe that might be another topic :)....
Well...here we were five years ago...
Oh yeah...since I've been on the road, etc., etc., I've been slacking on the crafting, getting things regarding crafts (i.e. uploading pics, etc.) ready for the blog. But, hopefully after the New Year, I will get caught up and ready to go...I have another get together the next two days (one at my house tomorrow, and one at New Years), and then I hope to start getting caught up from all the hustle and bustle from the holidays...I LOVE IT, but it can WEAR YOU OUT!!!
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