Two years ago today I married my best friend on a plantation in the middle of Kentucky. We all stayed at the plantation for the weekend and I remember for weeks it hadn’t rained and when I woke up the morning of our wedding, it was pouring. We were supposed to be married under a big tree on the farm but plans were changed and we were married in the plantation’s carriage house. It was beautiful. I am glad that it rained now that I look back, because it was a very intimate and cozy-feeling kind of wedding. We’re heading back to the plantation this weekend to visit and I can’t wait! Married life is a beautiful thing. It is sometimes a hard thing. I think the Lord uses it to teach us, to mold us and shape us. It is something that reveals that not-so-lovely selfish part of me in so many ways and so many areas of life. I have learned to cook (as in spaghetti and boxed macaroni and cheese) and not shop quite so much :P If you would have told me years ago that I was going to be married at 19 (eek! I think I just gave away my age) I probably wouldn’t have believed you. But truthfully, I wouldn’t have it any other way. These two years have grown me, have blessed me, and I pray that the years coming will continue to do so. I am thankful to have others who we can look up to who have been married for much, much longer. What a blessing marriage is!
*All of our wedding photos were taken by Brian Couch