Four years ago, I married my best friend. Troy and I met the previous May one evening after church. Little did we know, mutual friends had been plotting to set us up, but their plans were completely unnecessary.
An unlikely match, indeed. A boy from Kansas, a golfer of all things. And me, the Southern California vegetarian with a wild past.
But we had two very crucial things in common. We deeply loved the Lord and were seeking His will for our lives, and our children. Troy was a devoted father to a five year old, and my Sara was three. We desired a family.
So we wasted no time. In just a few short months, the wedding plans were underway. Friends and family likely thought we were crazy, but they remained supportive.
On November 6th, 2004, our family was a reality.
Four years later, a lot has changed. Becoming a family was not without growing pains. Marriage was new to both of us, and my fiercely independent nature often got in the way.
We have since brought another child into this world, changed jobs multiple times, changed states, and survived the brink of financial disaster. Our fifth year of marriage begins with a new perspective.
We can look back and see all that God has done. A stable job, a home, ever-shrinking debt, and another little blessing on the way. God is good.
Looking ahead, I know the future holds challenges of it’s own. But I can think of no one I would rather face them with.
Troy, I love you now more than ever. Thank you for making me your bride four years ago.
Happy Anniversary, my love!
“My beloved is mine, and I am his.
He feeds his flock among the lilies.” Song of Solomon 2:16