I married my best friend.
Five years. Wow. And it has been quite a ride! We have been through things in the past five years that I hoped and prayed that I would never have to go through in life. Yet we did it together, and with God's help, we survived. We have been through so many tough times, but I can truly say that it has only brought us closer to one another. I've read several different statistics about couples who lose a child, and the overwhelming majority end up getting divorced. I can humbly say, that Josh and I will not be that couple. We're the couple who sticks it out. Even when it's hard. Even when it hurts. Even when life doesn't turn out like the fairy tale you always thought it would.
It's in those hard times that we chose to love. And now we are reaping the benefits of that choice. Now, more than ever, he's still my best friend. I truly enjoy his company. (Except when he over-drafts with the debit card to buy a sprite at the corner store when we have a perfectly good 7-up in the fridge at home. Those times I could strangle him. But the rest of the time, he's my BFF.)
Do I think that things will always be perfect from here on out? Um, heck no. If you hang around me long enough, you'll find that I can throw a hissy fit that can spoil even the most patient man in the worlds good mood.(See above example.)
I know that five years is only a drop in the bucket of our married life. But I do know that we've got what it takes to weather any of the storms of life that lay ahead. Following the Lord is an exciting adventure and I can't even begin to imagine where we will be five years from now. But whereever that is, we'll be together. Side by side. Serving the Lord together.
I could go on and on...but I won't. I think that I'll go snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie with my husband. Happy 5th anniversary, Josh!