Five years ago right now I was at the church, putting on my dress, surrounded by my family and friends who would coach me down the aisle to marry my best friend. (Only gently aided by half of a muscle relaxer on loan from my dad.)
Five years sounds impossible – both too short and too long.
We tend to pack a lot of life into our years. We’re good at that. And that’s the way we like it – after all, we’re not going to run short on life to fill our years and so we might as well pack it in. I think we average at least twice as much change, transition, and excitement as the typical couple – but if you know either of us, this makes sense. We are absolutely live to the fullest, why not try it, hit the ground running kind of people.
And I love it, this life we’ve built.
For our fifth anniversary, Brian surprised me by taking me to the church that we were married in. Not ten minutes later, my mom showed up with Sylvia and Naomi (Bella was on a visit), and a photographer.
My, how life has changed in five years.
Our first five years has been full of ups, and very few downs. Thank you Lord for this life you have given us. Here’s to another fifty just as full of life as these five. Love you, Bri.
(Photos thanks to John Gaugahn Photography.)