Friday, May 22, 2009

5 Years Ago Today....

Needless to say, this has been quite a busy month. Thankfully, we get to celebrate another wonderful occasion: our 5 year anniversary. It has been a wonderful and adventuresome five years together. Just for the fun of it, here are a few things that we've experienced together since being married:

*Finished up dental school (Jonathan)
*Had first teaching job (Casey)
*Lost our home due to Hurricane Katrina
*Moved to Baton Rouge for two years
*Had more jobs than I care to recall (Casey)
*Lived in a motor home for 7 months
*Lived in our first apartment
*Found out we were expecting our first daughter
*Moved to Knoxville, TN, 9 hours away from home
*Bought our first house
*Gave birth to our first daughter
*Welcomed our first son

We have made amazing memories and have grown so much as a couple thanks to all that the Lord has allowed to happen in our lives. We are so blessed. I end this post by sharing a poem that I gave to Jonathan one Valentine's Day while we were dating. He later used this poem in his proposal. I think it is so beautiful. So much of what this poem says is true of my love for Jonathan and how I feel for him because of the work of God in our lives and marriage. (I did not write this....and I believe the author is anonymous).

I Love You

I love you not only for what you are
but for what I am when I'm with you.
I love you not only for what you have
made of yourself but what you are making
of me;
I love you for putting your hand into my
heaped up heart and passing over all the
foolish weak things you can't help dimly
seeing there, and drawing out in the light
all the beautiful belongings that no one
else had looked quite far enough to find;
I love you because you are helping me to
make of the lumber of my life not a tavern
but a temple, out of the work of my every day
life not a reproach but a song.
I love you because you have done more than
any creed could have done to make me good
and more than any fate could have done to
make me happy;
You have done it without a touch, without
a word, without a sigh;
You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what being a friend means,
after all.


Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

Happy anniversary you two! I love having you guys in our church and as friends!
Casey, thanks for updating your blog so much lately. It's the only thing that'll appease London when I sit down at the computer and she won't stop saying "Nora blog, Nora blog!"
I can't wait to see Liam in person for the first time!!!!