Of course, I am also very thankful for my husband. 6 years ago today, we said “I do”. It was impossible at the time to truly know what that even meant. I was a mere 20 years old; still a baby in many of my family members’ eyes! At first, when I would meet new people and they would discover I was married, they would say, “But aren’t you like 12 years old?!“. Peter and I were just talking this morning about how happy we are that we got married young. I love that we already have such a history together, that we are so in one another’s lives, that we share so many memories. I love that we already have two kids and I’m just 26. When we got married, we were so excited to start living together. Not just in the sense that we would live in the same house, but that we would truly be living our lives together, our memories so wrapped up in each other that they are just as much his as they are mine. It hasn’t always been easy, we have definitely had some struggles. But we work it out between each other and with God’s presence in and influence on our lives we are able to give each other the grace needed to stay married to one another.
Ezra woke me up this morning at 7:30 and after I nursed him, Peter took him out of the room and let me sleep in. This, in itself, was a glorious gift. I can’t remember the last time I slept that late (with the exception of when I was recovering from delivering Ezra, but that doesn’t count in my mind since I was sleeping every chance I got then anyway!). I woke up around 10 AM and opened the door to my room to discover three bouquets of flowers, a card, Lindor chocolates (my favourite) and Starburst candy. Peter had taken the kids out and got these things for me while I slept. I came out to the kitchen where my husband was cooking me breakfast. He told me that there was a hot bath ready for me, to relax while he finished making breakfast. I sheepishly thanked him and told him that I didn’t have anything to give him. His response, “I don’t need anything. Being married to me for the last six years is the best gift you could’ve given me.” Mushy gushy, but I just had to share what a sweet husband I have, and I am so grateful, through thick and thin, that he is my husband!