*Five Minute Friday is an initiative set up by Lisa-Jo Baker over at Surprised by Motherhood. It has now been taken over by Kate over at Heading Home. The basic premise is to take the word Kate gives and write, non-stop for 5 minutes. Then you stop and post. Read more about it here. This October, I am taking part in a series based on this called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes”, in which we commit to writing from the prompt as usual, but everyday rather than just on a Friday. Read more here.
Perhaps it was “fate”. Perhaps it was “meant to be”. Perhaps it was always going to happen.
Perhaps it was choice. Perhaps it was just the way things worked out. Perhaps it was commitment.
I like to think it was a little, or perhaps a lot, of both. A lot of God, a lot of hard work, a lot of faith, a lot of love.
Three years down the line, with two children (one we will meet oh-so-soon), with all that has happened, and all that has changed, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
In many ways, it doesn’t matter whether we were “the Ones” for each other, or even if such a thing really exists. It doesn’t matter how long we’d been together or how old we were, or where we were in our lives.
Marriage isn’t easy. It was never supposed to be. But it is miraculous, it is sanctifying, it is beautiful.
If I could go back to that glorious day three years ago, I would tell myself I was making the best choice I would ever make.
Perhaps things could have turned out differently if we’d made different choices, or been in different circumstances.
But I’m very glad they didn’t.
Because I love you more today than I did then.
Happy Anniversary my love!