Tuesday, October 13, 2009

they made a statue of us, and put it on a mountain top...

Today is our anniversary. 8 crazy years :] I can't say that time has flown by quicker than I thought, because it hasn't. Don't get me wrong, there have been times that passed quickly, but all in all- it's been a pretty consistent steady flow. We got married and got pregnant soon after. So our life has literally been an adventure for both of us, new territory all around. Justin and I used to joke that the very first year must have been a thousand times harder because he never knew me as an un-pregnant wife, not really anyway. I was throwing up and cramping from just a couple weeks into it- awesomeness. We've known lots of good times. And we've known our share of rotten ones. We have two little people that totally rocked our world from the get go- that's been some of the best part. I know "they" say not to have kids right off the bat, and I'd probably say that too. But I know that the closeness we share as a whacked out family of four, is because of the growth Justin and I have had as parents. Justin literally grew up that year- the year that he went every day to his mediocre job that we were elated for, the year that we lived in our first super ghetto apartment, the year we had our first real Christmas tree and had to clean up mud and pine needles for weeks, the year we didn't go on dates because I couldn't get more than 3 feet from a sink or a trash receptacle for all my throwing up, the year we had our first baby. Wow. When you look at photos from David's delivery, Justin looks like a kid. I look the same, minus a few of the intense laugh lines that are ailing my face these days- but Just looks soooo young. Three years later when we had Matthew, he looks like a different person. I'm thankful for it, for how far he's come, for the responsible husband and dad he's morphed into. We are officially adults- feels weird to say. And in a couple years we'll hit the decade mark for married folk. Wow. Wow. Wow. I can honestly say that in the last couple years we have had a turn around. I love Justin to bits, and even though we speak entirely different dialects, we understand each other really well. That's a great place to come to :] Happy Anniversary to Us.


  1. Happy Anniversary to you guys! I understand that difficulty as we did things completly backwards and Brian truly never knew me as an unpregnant wife until after we had been married for 4 months and then I wasn't just a wife, I was a mommy! It does make it harder but you are right, it makes you appreciate the growing up all the more. Congrats on 8 years! These days, that is darn near a miracle, it seems!

  2. They made a statue out of us....and put it on a mountain top....

    I LOVE that song!

    What do you mean you've had a turn-around in the last few years?

  3. i think it's fair to say that it was equal parts justin and bekah that caused the malfunction, but we got married super young, and got pregnant super fast- it took us a while to get used to our new skin and find our way back to where Jesus intended for us to be- together. it's been crazy fun, though :]