Monday, January 16, 2012

7 Years Later

On this day, in 2005, I met the man who would become my husband.  It's kind of crazy that it has only been seven years! Before January 16th, 2005 I had no idea Jeramie even existed.  And now, on January 16th 2012 we're five and a half years married, with an almost 3 year old.  We've known each other for less than a decade, but what we've experienced together makes it seem like a lifetime.

We're fortunate in that what we went through with Ethan has strengthened our relationship.  There are, of course, stressful times and the past seven years haven't always been a walk in the park.  It's easy to focus on Ethan (special needs, or not) - or anyone else, for that matter - and put each other on the back burner.  But, when we take a step back to focus on our marriage, it's obvious that everyone benefits.

In an effort to help with this, I created something I found on Pinterest.  "I love you" can turn into a common, everyday phrase - which isn't necessarily a bad thing - but sometimes it's nice to know why.  It's fun to sneak into the bathroom and leave a message for him to find later, and I thoroughly enjoy reading his notes to me.

It's the little things - and this sweet little project has made a difference in our day-to-day, I think.  I'm sure there will come a day when the cute reasons will fade and it will simply state, "because God tells me to" - but, I guess it doesn't get much more truer than that, does it? Now, to be intentional about those date nights!

I love you, Jeramie! Here's to seven more - and seven more after that, and after that...




Janet said...

When you have found the right one, or maybe the right one found you, it is right. It feels right and it is wonderful and joyous, good times outweigh bad. I see and feel the love the two of you share. It makes me smile also.
I now know that love also and what marriage was intended to be. What a blessing God has given. Here's to a wonderful journey together. I love you all. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Wow... How time fly's. I still remember the first day Jeramie brought you home to meet us.

You guys are such a great couple, this little idea is very nice. Think I might have to try it!

I continue to learn from my children.

Love you guys!

Mom Anderson

Jen said...

Aw, that's so sweet! I'm gonna copy the idea! :) Great little reminders we all need to hear. Love it! Ethan's getting so big and cute as ever! :)

Stefenie said...

Very neat and what a wonderful way to start your day!! Happy 7 years guys!!!!

Carolina Carters said...

Awww!! I love it! I just might have to copy your little project too! :) Fun!

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