A few weeks before marrying my best friend on August 9, 2008, a dear friend of mine gave me a piece of advice that she had heard from someone else, "Don't just celebrate your anniversary once a year. Celebrate it every month on the day you married." In other words, for us, we would celebrate it on the 9th of every month.
We LOVED that idea and vowed to do just that!
We don't do anything lavish. We may give each other a card, or my husband may bring me flowers. But, if nothing else...we snuggle up on the couch and watch our wedding video every month. We often laugh our heads off at the funny things that took place on that day that we were clueless to. We listen again as we recite our vows. We get teary at some of the most tender moments. And...we always recognize how blessed we are that God brought us together.
Today...we celebrate 30 beautiful months together. Today...in the midst of one of the darkest trials we've been through to date, we praise Him who brought us together. We praise Him who has strengthened our love for each other through this recent difficulty. And...we praise Him who teaches us how to love with a love that He first gave us!