Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Different Year

So here we are again...September 6th...the day I married the man of my dreams...committed my life to one person and decided that he was it!  And I would do it all again in a heart beat!  Best decision I ever made!

But another year has bit the dust....a very interesting year of marriage for Zach and me....aren't they all in some way though.  This year though I do feel was different.  This is the year I feel like we invited God into our Marriage and now our marriage is between the 3 of us!  A whole new marriage really.

Our 3rd year of Marriage began with the loss of our 2nd child, Oliver.  A very tough, tough time.  Very emotional, heart wrenching, cry for any reason at all time.  A time when it was easiest to be mad at each other and blame one another instead of facing our true feelings.    A make or break time, but all for a reason.  God set us up!  He gives and He takes...God had to break us down in order to build us up!  This is where our journey of bringing the Lord into our marriage began....and really it never stops. 

Last September, we began going to a young adult group at our Church, Young Married Ministry and Zach started RCIA to become Catholic...God was building us up...together!  We have found such a home for ourselves at our church and they are nurturing us individually and nurturing us in our Marriage!  This whole year, I feel has been a constant journey of growing closer to God...through our marriage and our friendships.

This year Zach and I took our Marriage to a deeper level by becoming a Family of Faith.  Zach and I being on the same page in our Faith has changed everything....attending Mass together, praying as a Family, attending Church functions and retreats has changed us for the better and changed our marriage for the better.  Having people surrounding us that believe in the sacredness of Marriage and support our Marriage is amazing!

Although this year has had it's moments....it is one for the books!  September, we said goodbye to our son, only to be truly blessed in December with the news of being pregnant with our third child.  We celebrated Zoe's first year of life with our family and friends!  We grew closer with some amazing people in friendship!  We individually attended retreats in the winter that strengthened us so much!  We welcomed Zach into the Catholic Church in April!  We were blessed to become Godparents again to Brooke in July!  And finally, we welcomed our beautiful son, Evan, in August!  God has a plan...and boy was He working it this year!

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

....Let's see what He has in store for us this year!

1 comment:

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary to you guys!!