Four More Days

In four days Alex and I will be celebrating our very first wedding anniversary. 

(!!!)
I'm not entirely sure how we'll be spending the day, but I'm just excited to be with my husband and feeling that lovey dovey feeling. ;-)

I've been thinking about the past year lately. It's been...fun. :-) 
About two months after we were married we moved to Wake Forest, NC. I was excited to move away with Alex and begin our life together. But I didn't expect for it to be as difficult as it was. I was slapped in the face with homesickness. I missed my friends...I missed my family...I missed the familiarity of Miami... Sometimes I would just cry, out of nowhere, it would just hit me all of a sudden. Sometimes I would just feel annoyed, angry, frustrated. 
Through it all, Alex was very patient. I wasn't exactly easy to deal with, but I think Alex did well all things considered. 
Eventually I became more accustomed to our new home and I've grown to love it. And I am beyond thankful that we moved here, despite the rough patches. It has been so good for us. We have learned to rely on each other. We have learned to entertain ourselves. We have learned to love each other despite our feelings. We have learned SO much about God and the Bible. We are blessed to live in a community of people that puts their trust in the Lord. There are so many wonderful examples of godly men and women that we can draw inspiration from. 
If we had stayed in Miami, our marriage would look completely different right now. I'm not saying we're perfect or have it all figured out. I'm just saying that we have been blessed. 
I have a great husband (and I think he would agree that he has a pretty great wife, lol, I dunno, maybe). He is kind, loving, patient, hardworking, hilarious, creative, and he is always striving to be a better man. Plus, he is VERY handsome. :-)

Here are a few pictures of us wayyy in the beginning of our relationship. We were 20 years old.