I will write more about pulling out of Bethany tomorrow, but I want to take a break to celebrate our anniversary. Yesterday we celebrated 6 years of marriage. We went to church in the morning - the church where we got married with the same pastor who married us. Afterward we went to brunch at Mrs K's (my favorite restaurant). John had to get back to studying after that, but later in the day, he surprised me with a dozen white roses.
Together we have been through several difficult times - living on an enlisted members' salary while John got his nursing degree, 14 months of separation due to military service, almost 5 years of infertility, a miscarriage, and now a very stressful graduate program for John. But through it all, our marriage has only gotten stronger and my love deeper. I am blessed to be married to my best friend. He knows me like nobody else does.
This is us on the day John asked me to marry him almost 7 years ago.
And our wedding day, November 1, 2003.
I am so looking forward to the next stage of our life together as we hopefully become parents. There is no one I would rather have by my side. John will make such a good dad. I can't wait to see him holding our little girl in his arms.