Yesterday my wonderful hubby and I celebrated our first year of marriage! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. We spent almost two years preparing, planning, and dreaming about our big day and it FLEW by! Those two years seemed to crawl but this past year has gone in a blink of an eye.
I found myself looking back at our wedding pictures yesterday and I can’t get enough of them. I loved everything about our wedding.
Here are some of my favorites!
We celebrated our anniversary by having lunch at PF Changs and spending the afternoon at the Banks in downtown Cincinnati. We had so much fun and I feel so blessed to be married to someone who makes me laugh and we love spending time with each other.
How fun is this swing??!!
My amazing husband surprised me with this for our anniversary!!! What???!!!!
As I prepared for our wedding and future marriage, I loved hearing advice from others. I heard time after time how difficult the first year of marriage could be and I was a bit nervous, to be honest. I would be lying if I said there wasn’t a few difficult moments but overall it was a wonderful year. We grew together and grew with Christ. I found myself clinging to a few very specific verses this year to become the wife God intended me to be.
Ephesians 5: 1 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b]her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[c] 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
I found myself constantly going back to these scriptures because without God’s perfect grace and patience this year would have been much harder. I still go back to these verses to remind myself of who God wants me to be and how I can be the best wife for Drew. I love forward to this next year with Drew.