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Since being married…

It’s always better when we’re together….
Jack Johnson

Today my sweet husband and I celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. I really cannot believe just how fast time flies. It seems like yesterday that I was at the salon getting my hair done with my bridesmaids and anticipating seeing my soon to be groom! I can vividly remember his reaction when we saw each other for the first time (we did a First Look, that’s why I LOVE them!). I loved our wedding, I loved my dress, my bridesmaids dresses, the chocolate brown tux’s. I loved the reception venue, an old mansion. I loved our dessert reception and photo booth. So many good memories. The thing I loved the most about our wedding was the fact that Joe and I were now a family. The months of anticipation came to fruition when we said our vows and the pastor pronounced us husband and wife. We began our life together on May 3rd 2008. So much has happened since then, we bought a home, we renovated it, we took many roadtrips, we visited many cupcake and gelato shops. We both had surgeries, we’ve had arguments, we’ve cried together, we’ve prayed together. We’ve made new friends, lost some friends. We’ve successfully kept our dog alive. Being married is the hardest thing you’ll ever do, but also one of the best things! I could go on and on but I would probably bore you all. But here are a few things that I’ve learned over the year, some silly, some important.

Things I’ve learned since being married to Joseph Reese

~don’t sweat it when there are papertowels all over the kitchen counter or random half-full water glasses in various places around the house
~raising a dog is like raising a kid, you need to be on the same page when it comes to training…which means Piper is not allowed on the bed, even though sometimes I let her up:)shhh
~having Joe know that I support him 100% even when I don’t understand makes him feel like he can do anything…wives, it’s so important!
~allow the Holy Spirit be Joe’s conscience, not me. The Lord does a much better job:)
~the little things mean so much, making his sandwich in the morning or buying him his favorite Ben & Jerry’s means more then I realize
~its important to protect our time together.
~my attitude effects my husbands attitude, strive to be joyful, no matter what!
~my goal should always be have the “heart of my husband safely trust in me” Proverbs 31:11
~it’s ok to ruin dinner once and awhile and it’s even better to laugh about it. It’ll be a Chipotle night.

I love babe. Can’t wait to see what the Lord brings this year.

+ - 9 comments

May 3, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Your Husband - You should see the smile on my face. I love you ace. You are still my beautiful bride. You were absolutely stunning on our wedding day, but you are every bit as stunning to me when you walk down stairs all cute and hair a mess when you first wake up. I never understood the concept of love “growing” until I met you. I thought you either loved or you didn’t, hot or cold, on or off. But to borrow words from Brad Paisley…on our wedding day…”I thought I loved you then.” I love you more with every day that passes, and I enjoy learning how to love you, yes even when your not lovable. It has been an amazing three years and I am so thankful for it. I am proud of you. I am proud to be called your husband. I’m proud of how hard you work at your business. I know first hand why your clients love working with you. Your joy, your sparkle…you bring it to every job. I’m thankful and proud that as busy as you are you still keep your priorities striaght and spend time with the Lord and take care of me and the house, how you do that I have no idea. More than anything though, I’m proud that you put the Lord first, that you give him the praise in all things, that your life is a reflection of the goodness of Jesus. I am blessed. Happy Anniversary.

yours

May 3, 2011 - 7:09 pm

Ruth - Awwwww! You guys are making me cry! Happy Anniversary, lovebirds! What a glorifying testimony to God.

May 3, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Ashley - Wow, you guys seem truly beautiful together (emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally!). This was amazing to read from both of you. I hope you one day use your loving Christian marriage to guide others in one way or another, though it appears you’re a steady reminder of how it should be to all around you. :-)

Love and blessings to you.
Ashley

May 4, 2011 - 7:54 am

Hope - Aw, how sweet! Your love is beautiful :)

May 4, 2011 - 8:15 am

Selena - umm you guys are just too cute. I hope someone does a photoshoot for the two of you, if not, I’ll do it. Let me know when you have a free evening to drive to Chambersburg for some One Light kisses in the meadow!!

May 4, 2011 - 10:24 pm

Zachary Gates - Random glasses of half-full water!!!!! Fun times

May 6, 2011 - 9:25 am

Kelly K - Awwww So sweet you two!! :-)

May 7, 2011 - 3:56 pm

Aaren - I’m amazed at the Holy Spirit and his nudges in crazy, unknown directions sometimes. It led me to your site. And I Just wanted to let you know that your post has brought me back to the heart of a loving God and the call to love others well today, tomorrow and everyday for the rest of my life. Thank you for the perhaps unintended challenge to be who I was created to be. Many, many thanks.

May 7, 2011 - 5:10 pm

court - Praise the LORD! I will be praying as you continue on your journey! Thank you for sharing that!

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