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If I Could Go Back And Tell Myself One Thing On My Wedding Day...

This month marks five years since Parker and I said "I do". Five! Seriously, how is that possible? We are still scratching our heads on how the time passed so quickly, but low and behold, here we are almost five years later. 

With our anniversary coming up next weekend, I've been a huge sap lately reflecting on the journey and all of the life that has happened in five years. In some ways, the years look exactly how I expected, and in others, absolutely nothing like I expected. I suppose that's life for ya!

Looking back at our marriage, I can honestly say I have no regrets. Of course, there are fights I picked for no good reason and words that should have been prayed about before they were said, but that's all part of the journey. And I don't regret the journey. Marriage is messy, but it's a beautiful mess. 

If I could go back and give that bright-eyed 22 year old getting ready in the bridal salon one piece of advice, it would be simple: enjoy the ride.

There have been moments where I wanted to hurry time up (babies) and moments where I wanted to freeze frame time (gearing up for deployment). Wishing time away or begging time to stay hasn't worked for me yet, and learning to just appreciate each stage for what it is has been one of my biggest takeaways over the last five years. Each stage has been a blessing in some form or fashion!

So that's it. Simple stuff, really. To the bright-eyed bride-to-be or to the brand new wife, enjoy the ride. Marriage is, without a doubt, the most beautiful ride!




7 comments :

Carly Blogs Here said...

Yes, yes, yes to what you said on appreciating every moment and not wishing time away or wanting to freeze moments.

Katie said...

Amen Sister Friend! It's hard not to want to freeze time, but just trying to make the most of every moment is what it's all about. Honestly, I think you and Parker do a great job of this and are an excellent example for us all!

Rachel said...

I hear you on the freezing/speeding time, especially when it comes to deployments! My husband recognizes this about me and is always reminding me to enjoy the time that we're spending together. It's a work in progress.

Janelle Cook said...

I love this. You absolutely nailed it! I can identify for sure and appreciate hearing it from others!! :)

Jen said...

Marriage is amazing and the best kind of work.

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

I love this post!!!

amy said...

<3 <3 <3
such good advice sweet friend.

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