On November 10th we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary.
Photo credits: Angelique Photography
If you need a great photographer for your family photos I recommend Angelique Photography! She is great to work with, awesome with kids and we loved the way our pictures turned out!
It’s been a journey of good times and hard times, but I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing!
Even tho the hard times are anything but easy, it is those times that draw you closer as a couple, those are the times when you see the worst side of each other, but every time you choose to love your partner at their worst, I can promise you, your marriage will be stronger for it.
I think my best marriage tip would be this:
Love your partner for who God created him to be, not who you want him to be!
It is so easy to think our partner should be this or should that, and yes there is always room for improvement but most times we need to simply lay down our pride and love each other unconditionally. We need to simply accept each others flaws and choose love amidst the annoying little quirks. 🙂
Sometimes, it isn’t even flaws or quirks that we find annoying about our life partners, sometimes it is simply that their personality is different then ours and we of course think they should see or do it the way we do! (so selfish!)
So let’s just accept each other the way God created us because different is good! It often means your weaknesses will probably be his strengths and his weaknesses will be your strengths. So you see, that creates a pretty strong team! 🙂
Pray for your marriage.
Daily. It is so important.
This is one thing that God has highlighted quite a bit in my life. Prayer is the most important and most valuable thing I can do.
When it comes to my kids, what I teach them matters, but if I end up getting it all wrong, they will still be ok if I make praying for them a top priority, daily.
The same goes for my marriage. If I make praying for our marriage a priority, we will be ok even if we mess up repeatedly!
At the same time prayer changes ones heart so I will probably fail a lot less if I’m praying often! 🙂
We often pray that anything the devil tries to use to tear us apart would only make us stronger instead and we have literally seen this prayer be answered.
Now let me just rant about the awesome guy I got married to for a bit. 🙂
He is amazing! 🙂
Every time we have a baby he jumps in and makes sure things get done that I would normally do.
He puts in a long day at work, then comes home and cleans up the house, washes the supper dishes and hangs out with the kids. I get to care for the baby without thinking of all the things that need to be done yet.
He even changes diapers. Even the yucky, smelly ones! Yes he is that awesome! 🙂
He is an awesome daddy to our kiddos! The sound of the work truck coming or the garage door opening (whichever they hear first) is the highlight of their day. 🙂
Six years down and it keeps getting better! 🙂 So, here’s to many more years of dreaming, raising our family, learning, growing in our faith and simply living life together!