Sam and I recently celebrated our very first anniversary! It’s  hard to believe that barely one year ago (October 10,2009) we were exchanging our self-written vows anxiously awaiting the biggest change in our lives. I blink and here we are, a year later, a bit wiser and still crazy about each other. I look back on my life before I met Sam and think of how cynical I was, and how I never thought that I would be able to trust another so wholeheartedly. I think of  how God slowly smoothed out my rough edges, and brought healing to my life in such an overwhelmingly big way. I am a true work in progress, growing and learning,  and dying to my selfishness. Believe me, it is a daily process of renewing. And when I am weak and reminded of past fears God sends me such a comfort in knowing that (especially) in my weakness, he is strong. My heart can safely trust in my husband,  because my heart safely trusts in God (and vise-versa). I am reminded of my vows to follow him wherever life takes us, and I know that we are together in this. So I can smile at the many many years to come.

“..For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”     ~Ruth 1:16-17