9 years of marriage is:
Laughter and shared humor that never gets old (and just gets better as the years go, really)
Saying goodbye to loved ones, hand in hand.
Beginning to notice grays and wrinkles appear, but still seeing our younger selves :)
Looking at our babies, amazed that they are ours.
Reminiscing of the “early days,” and beginning to feel some real distance from those times. Especially when we go to weddings now; it’s fun to remember our own beginning.
The comfort of familiarity.
Looking at each other in exhaustion for so many reasons, yet learning to press onward together in joy in Christ.
Discovering how we want to grow & deepen in our own ways, and together.
And about our future, I say:
You know we could do better than anything that we did
You know that you and me, we could do anything
Love you, R! This one’s for you: