The light inside

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

7 years...

7 years ago today I boarded a plane to New York City. Justin and I had been married for a day, and were on our way to our honeymoon.

Last night I sat at a family picnic for Elizabeth's preschool. The last hurrah of the year. She starts kindergarten in 3 months.

If you had told me on that plane that I would be at a preschool picnic with a 5 and 2 year old in 7 years I would have laughed in your face. If you had told me it would have been in Pennsylvania I would have known you were crazy. It made me wonder what God thought last night, and if he ever chuckles at my "well-made" plans.

My friend did a really cute countdown on her 9 year anniversary. I thought about trying to copy it, but it didn't really work for me. So indulge me and join me as I reminisce about the last 7 years.
In the last 7 years:
We have lived in 6 cities.
In 4 different states.
We have lived with both sets of parents.
We lived with plastic forks, and camping chairs for furniture.
We have had 2 kids, and 1 more on the way.
We have had 2 hospitalizations not kid related.
We bought a house.
We bought a dog.
We have survived medical school, and 1 year of residency (almost).

It's been a crazy, busy, wild and unforeseen 7 years, but God has blessed us and sustained us through it all. We have learned a lot, laughed a lot, cried a lot, and grown a lot. Thanks be to God for being faithful. And thank you Justin for sticking by my side, I wouldn't have done it with anyone else!


  • Happy Anniversary. You and Justin are a very cute couple.

    By Blogger Sarah C, at 3:32 PM  

  • Congrats on reaching all these milestones (especially #5)- I didn't know. Love you all!! Glad I get to see you & the kids soon.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:56 PM  

  • What a wonderful post! What a wonderful couple!

    By Blogger Allison Abbott, at 11:31 AM  

  • Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

    By Blogger Spotted-Bird, at 10:33 PM  

  • Wow, those plastic forks must have been the seating for unwelcome guests or time-outs for the kids (sorry I couldn't resist)...But seriously, I am proud of you! I'm surprised by twists on the path you've taken, but not by the direction you're headed. I love you and you are a great mommy & wife! So excited about the baby on the way, too! MWAH!

    By Blogger maplesjess, at 2:57 AM  

  • fun post! i know you're a super wife and mommy! congrats on baby #3:) i wonder where God will take you over the next seven years?!! happy anniversary!

    By Blogger mindy, at 1:11 AM  

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