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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Joy

Today is both Todd's birthday and my anniversary. Happy day. I give Todd a present for his birthday (like living with me isn't a gift enough), and then he gives me an anniversary present. It's a win-win situation for all.

Each year this day is always a sobering one. My memories of this day, 14 years ago, become so vivid, my blessings so bright. My wedding day felt surreal to me. A kind of 'pinch me because this can't be real' feeling. I couldn't believe that Todd had found me, or more importantly, waited for my life to be at a place where we could finally meet. For several years previous, my life had been quite unhappy. And then one day, Todd stepped into my world. He changed it forever. On my wedding day, I looked at him and simply couldn't believe I had found my soulmate, that the Lord had saved him just for me.

Marriage is work. Marriage is hard. But marriage is also joy. When you look right down into the core of it, all the work and the hard is encased in the joy. Daily life moves at lightning speed and I seem to spend all my time just trying to keep up with it all. Most of the time I feel like I'm treading water. But then there are those moments when I catch a glimpse of Todd and I am brought back to this day, 14 years ago. And for that moment, all I can see is joy. Eternal joy.

Happy Birthday/Anniversary Nescau. Love Always.

6 comments :

Rani said...

Tear jerker post. And what cuteness you guys were 14 years ago! Happy birthsery!

Suburban Hippie said...

awwww :)

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

Perfect! have a very happy day!

Kristin said...

I love seeing wedding photos. The newly-wedded bliss is so apparent. It's even more perfect when that bliss and joy is still there 14 years (or more) later. I love that you got married on Todd's b-day. Happy b-day and anniversary!

Amanda Holbrook said...

This is so sweet. I love the picture! I am so happy you have each other. That's what makes everything hard worthwhile. I love you guys!

Quelly said...

aaaawwwwweeeee....