Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Married One Year!

On September 15, Mark and I celebrated ONE YEAR of wedded bliss! OK, so as you all know, the first year is rarely bliss. BUT, we can truly say that God has been faithful to us, giving us more grace and more patience and more love for one another than we ever knew imaginable. We're still learning how to serve one another. We're still learning how to communicate our frustrations and hurts. But most importantly, we are learning to love each other more and more and more. We have always believed that God did this - brought us together for His glory and purpose. As we sat together over a wonderful dinner and "debriefed" this past year, we came to the same conclusion - our story is God's story. He has given us to one another to love, to encourage, to grow, and above all to honor Him. It has been a wild ride! And we can't wait to see what this next year holds!


Harper Family said...

Can't believe a year has passed. Congratulations! I can tell you from experience that it just gets better and better. Cory and I are going on 7 years and I still get butterflies in my stomach when he comes home from work everyday.
Love you!

Elizabeth said...

Oh I wish you all were here! Seeing that picture makes me miss you all. You look beautiful! We love you both! Billy, Elizabeth & Bailey

catieblunt said...

happy one year! and to think i saw ya'll 3 times! i love ya! and i updated my blog. and will be updating again this week on current events!

Christi said...

You are truly blessed, Mandy! And Mark is truly, TRULY blessed!! Congratulations on one great year of marriage. I can't wait to see what exciting things will be ahead for you both. "Being confident of this, I believe that you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." (Psalm 27:13) Get ready for even more blessings, girl!!
Love you!

Jada said...

Happy belated congrats, Mandy!!!!

Keri O. Sheckler said...

Happy one year!!! As already stated, it does get better...like wine.:) Come visit us in Chicago sometime.
Keri O. Sheckler

Renee said...

Congrats on one year! It will only get better! Learning the ins and outs takes time - but eventually you'll blink your eyes and think "Have we really been married THAT long!"
Sweet blessings!