Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Marriage

Mr. & Mrs. Bentley. September 8, 2007
Three years ago I sat in the Bridal Suite of Old Laurelhurst Church, anxiously awaiting 6:00 pm and surrounded by my best friends. At 22 years of age I had found the one I knew I was meant to share my life with. Jason was everything I had dreamed of - patient, funny, a fair fighter, compassionate, and supportive - and I couldn't wait to embark on our next adventure: marriage.

Anniversary dinner at Benihana's. My first time.

Yesterday marked our three-year anniversary. In November we will have been married longer than we dated. Neither of us knew what the future would hold when we said our vows before our family and friends, but we both entered into the union knowing we would face whatever came our way together. I believe that has been the cornerstone of our marriage's success: we talk about everything and do everything together. We seek the best for each other in every decision we make, both as individuals and as a couple, and the joy in our marriage is testament to that.

I still don't know what the future holds for us, and I'm okay with that. What I do know is I am blessed beyond measure to have Jason as my husband and as long as we keep choosing each other every day our adventure will only get sweeter. 


george rede said...

Such a beautiful post, both words and pictures. The warmth of your relationship comes across in the photos. And certain words -- "compassionate," "cornerstone," "everything," "together" -- speak to your commitment. May you have many, many, many more anniversaries.

momma zen said...

How neat! My husband's and my 3 year anniversary is the 13th (Monday). And we only dated for a year.

Your wedding picture is wonderful! So loving and romantic!