Wednesday, April 04, 2007

almost a year


It is hard to believe that this Sunday will be our first wedding anniversary - WOW.

How time flies. A lot of people told me 'the first year is the hardest' - there has certainly been some hard moments and I am sure there will be plenty more to come but it has also been a great time of growing together and also of personal growth for each of us.

What I have noticed with marriage is that when it is hard - it is REALLY hard but when it is good - it is REALLY good. God has stretched me out of my comfort zone, forced me to learn to reconcile and work through issues rather than run away and ignore them, this is extremely tough for me but extremely beneficial.

I realize that God absolutely knew what he was doing when he brought SP into my life, God knows me better than I know myself and he knows SP better than SP knows himself, he knew my needs and he knew SP's needs and he brought us together to become one flesh - faults an all. Two sinful human beings under God's rule learning to put each other first - it isn't easy but I wouldn't have it any other way. We certainly don't have it all together - selfishness and self preservation raises it's ugly head a lot, we are still learning daily and I am sure will do so for the rest of our lives together.

I loved my life before I was married, I loved sleeping in my big bed by myself but now I miss SP when he is home late and feel weird being on my own in bed, it's amazing how quickly the two becoming one flesh becomes a reality. I thank God for SP and for our first year of marriage, I pray that God continues to grow us in the knowledge of himself and in the knowledge of each other. God is the one we are to be living for in ways that please him, my prayer is that we would continue to do that, yes we will fail but I pray we have perseverance to continue this path that God has ordained and brought about.

We are off to the Hunter Valley on Friday for the whole weekend, I can't wait. SP needs a break from work, we will be having a massage - visiting the vineyards in the area and then on Sunday - our anniversary day we are going out to this lovely restaurant for dinner - Yum, I can't wait. So today is like a Friday for me, off tomorrow and then a lovely long weekend - YEHA!!!

Happy Wednesday :)

9 comments:

Guthers said...

great post - congrats on making it (almost) through the first year!

The weekend sounds great - have an awesome time!

Is the first year of marriage really the hardest? I hope so, cos I loved it!

Dave Pinn said...

Congratulations on numero uno.

I wouldn't say that the first year was the hardest in my case, but no two relationships are the same. I hope for better things in your case.

Nixter said...

Thanks guys - you rock.

A lot of people told me it was the hardest but I guess it is different for everyone...

David said...

congrats.
have a good weekend.

Bonnie said...

Congratualtions! Wow that one year really flew by.

Des said...

Hey Nix - i have your anniversary marked in my diary! Thanks be to God for your anniversary of one-ness :) hope you have a very lovely relaxing weekend xo

Nixter said...

Thanks all, I can't believe that this time last year it was all about to happen.

Priscilla said...

That's wonderful! Happy Anniversary!

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary in advance. I love the way you described the good and hard about marriage. Have a great time celebrating!