Today is our six year anniversary. Rather than wax poetic about how much I adore Matt (I do) and how hot he is (smokin’), I thought I’d change things up a bit.
Instead, I can’t help but share a couple of couple completely random candid shots that were taken of us moments after we walked down the aisle together as a married couple. I love these. Terrible quality though they might be, they represent to me our unguarded bliss. Finally! We were married. Life will now be perfect. Marital bliss was ours.
Unless you tied the knot 30 seconds ago, you know full-well that marriages are not always 100% blissful. As in love as we are and as happy as our marriage might be, we have certainly learned that marriage is not for the faint of heart. To be blunt, it’s hard freakin’ work. But so, so worth it.
I read this article this week and really enjoyed it. The last paragraph really hits the nail on the head:
“Marriage isn’t primarily about the love story that exists between us, but it’s about what God has done in love to involve us in His story. There’s a whole lot of happiness to be had in marriage. But God-wrought holiness does not always come easily or feel happy— at times, it feels more like a mess. But it is beautiful. Not because it’s about your story or mine, but because it’s about God’s.”
I love this. And I really love being married to Matt. Beautiful mess and all.