Yesterday marked our 5 year wedding anniversary.
This week has been an interesting week for me. The lesson that I have been preparing for young women's this weekend has been on temple marriage and I was also asked to be in a fashion show for Allyse's Bridal this Saturday, so needless to say I have had "marriage" on the mind.
I have gone back and forth trying to decide how to acknowledge this wonderful event in my life. I thought I could just share our story... but I am sure everyone that reads this blog already knows it.
Then I thought I could make a list of what I have learned being married for 5 years... but I just did a list.
Then I thought that I could list all the reasons I love my husband... but I did that already too.
As Jared and I sat last night and looked at our wedding album and read the notes that were written to us by those in attendance of our sealing I knew what I wanted to do. Honestly, that day was a blur, swirled with so much excitement, nerves (by some more than others), butterflies, kisses, and just out right love that I don't remember many of the words that were said, only the feelings. However, lucky for me my sweet sister-in-law had everyone write down what they remembered about the sealing. The sealer gave us some amazing advice that has always echoed in my mind and filled my heart with warm feelings. It is on every wedding anniversary that I get to once again connect those constant feelings with the familiar council that seems to fade through the year.
Our sealer counseled us with these wise words...
-Only shout if the house is burning and leave the pouting to the little ones. Don't shout or pout.
-Don't ever go to bed angry.
-It doesn't matter who is right only what is right.
-Don't shame or blame.
-You don't always get your way but you still get your say.
How blessed I feel to have been married in Gods holy temple and to know that I get to be with my sweet husband and our precious babies not only now but for forever. What an honor it is to be a wife and a mother.
I love you my sweet Jared and thank you for living your life in a way that allowed us to go to the temple together and seal our family for time and all eternity.
I love you.