Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Today I am celebrating another year of marriage to Ashish! At the very time that this post will post (7:30am), 3 years ago, I was just waking up on my wedding day. Before my feet hit the ground I wrote down and then said aloud my prayer to God. On this day, 3 years ago, I married the man that God intended for me. The prayer that I prayed sounded something like this:

"God, I know you hear my spoken and unspoken prayers. Today I am praying for patience in times of frustation. I know that marriage isn't going to always to be easy. I'm praying that you will not let me give up. Thank for this day. I'm praying that you continue to work on me and through me. Lord, I'm asking that you be the leader in this marriage and for Ashish and I to be followers. Most of all, I'm asking you to make me the best wife for Ashish. Let me see the beauty in the blessings that you have given to us. Amen"

For me, my wedding wasn't the beginning of my forever. Everyday that I get to wake up next to Ashish, my forever gets to start all over again! It may sound cheesy, but it's true. In the past year we have learned and grown so much, it's like getting a redo. We've both experienced death of close family members, my grandfather and Ashish's uncle. In moments like that, I am glad that he is the person by my side, holding my hand, keeping me calm. I love starting a new day with Ashish. Although we won't get to offically celebrate our anniversary together, we are headed to Cancun on Friday for our 1st international trip together!

What I Learned About Marriage- Year Three
  • Our differences are still the things that keep us together.
  • Giving up is not an option.
  • The importance of friends and double dates.
  • The importance of taking time away for ourselves.
  • "Tomorrows" are your "todays," make the most of them
  • And most importantly, Ashish was designed for me and only me. He makes me thrive to be a better person, everyday
Happy Anniversary Ashish!


Jennifer said...

AWWWWWWWWWW! I love you guys so much! What a beautiful prayer that you prayed three years ago. Congratulations on year three and here are to many many many many MANY more!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holli said...

This is such a beautiful post! My husband and I are also celebrating our anniversary today, so this is especially meaningful. :) New follower via Mrs. to Mama.

Emily said...

Aww! New howe from the Monday show and tell link up. This is super sweet! Happy Anniversary!!!

Pegster said...

Happy Anniversary to you guys :). I just love that giving up is not an option, that's a motto that we live by too. Hope you had a great day celebrating.