i can totally remember back in the day when i was a very young wife(married at 18), looking at people who were celebrating 15 year anniversaries and thinking how LONG of a time it was to be together.
at that time, it seemed like an eternity away for us.
i was looking towards our five year thinking THAT was an accomplishment.
of course it was, but then...
and here we are.
fifteen years in, overwhelmed with God's goodness and mercy each and every day.
praying that i can absorb even an ounce of it and pay it forward to my husband, my children and others.
i would do it all over again in a heartbeat, but with much more wisdom and purpose.
I, Mary, take thee, Nathan, to be my wedded husband
to have and to hold from this day forward
for better, for worse
for richer, for poorer
in sickness and in health
to love and to cherish
until death do us part.
we've been on the mountaintop.
and we've been in the valley.
i suspect we will be there again, but by the grace of God we will do it together.
there's no one else i'd rather be spending this one crazy life with than you, Mr. Krause.