A year ago this Sunday, I stood in front of my closest friends and family and before God I dedicated the rest of my life to be spent with one man, my best friend, my husband.
Looking back on the past year, I am overwhelmed with emotion. Never did I think that I would be so happy, so well taken care of, so loved and so completely happy as I have been this past year. God truly brought me the best helpmate I could have ever asked for and I am so incredibly thankful for my husband every. single. day.
I’ve often heard it said that the first year of marriage is the hardest. This is the year you learn to compromise, you learn each other’s bad habits, you see each other for who you really are, not the “best foot forward” version that you met while you were dating.
While Michael and I definitely did experience all of these things, I have seen our first year of marriage quite differently. Rather than the hardest year, I think this year will be one of the sweetest. This year we learned what unconditional love is, we experienced the joy building a home together, we’ve learned to pray together and for each other, we’ve developed habits together, we’ve grown closer to the Lord as we’ve grown closer to each other and we have gained a full time live-in support system!
I can truly say that marriage is everything I hope it would be, and so so much more! I honestly believe that marriage is one of the most wonderful gifts God ever gave to the human race and pray that each one of you experiences the sweetness of this gift in your life!
12-14So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
15-17Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
- Colossians 3: 12-17
A Quick trip down memory lane!
|Our Whole Bridal Party|
|My Dad walking me down the aisle|
|Lighting the Unity Candle|
|Saying our vows!|
|Our first kiss as Dr. and Mrs. Michael Weir|
|Dr. and Mrs. Weir|
|Our whole Family - My brother, my Mom, us, my mother-in-law and my|
|Toasting at our Reception|