The month of June we celebrated three years of marriage. Hubs is my lover, confidant, and my best bud. He is where I feel safe, where I can be silly, and where I can vent my bad days to.
So much has happened in the three years since we first moved out of our hometown, when we first took that leap of faith, where we followed God’s calling.
Our first year of marriage was spent in Austin, TX, where we joined the newlywed class at the Austin Sone. That class gave us the foundation for the days we argued about finances, cried about the differences in our culture, communication, in-laws, but most of all it gave us the best support group of couples who were also going through the same life stage.
Year two was spent transitioning. We were settling in our lives in Texas, when God called for us to relocate again. We have never been to North Carolina, did not know a soul in the state, and knew nothing about Duke except basketball. We trust God has called us here for a reason more than just a degree.
The last year has been the toughest. Being away from the familiarity of family, getting lost in our new location, and figuring out what to do when hubs was gone for away rotation made for some rough days. We hung onto God. We reminded ourselves that He has called us to be here. We didn’t plan on moving away, we didn’t plan on living far from our family and friends, and we certainly didn’t plan on living in this small apartment where my clothes won’t even fit in our closet. But that’s exactly it, we are not in control, God is. Our life is better than what we can imagine or plan. God has blessed me with a job, God has blessed hubs with getting into school, and God has blessed us far more abundantly than we can ever ask or think.
“Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” Eph 5:25
I am blessed to be married to such a God-fearing man to share in my walk with Jesus. He cherishes me, values me, pursues me, and above all, points my heart to Jesus.
Our featured image outfit is from Union 28. They have amazing marriage apparel.