Sunday, October 10, 2010

Two Year Anniversary.

Well, as of today I have been married to the love of my life for two whole years!  It's such an interesting paradox... how I can feel like the time has flown by while at the same time trying to wrap my mind around how I haven't been Josh's wife forever.

We had a usual Sunday full of church and youth group.  The big trip we are taking in three weeks is going to cover the Anniversary celebration sufficiently, I should think!  

An interesting thought on marriage that has been re-occuring in my daily musings is what a marriage can build.  A few weeks back, we were at an event in youth group and I just paused for a minute to look around at who and what surrounded us.  I could see that our marriage was a pillar, in a way, for the teens and the leaders to stand on.  At the very base of our ministry is us and our marriage.  How we fare, how we love each other, has a direct effect on a lot of people.  Mostly because we live a life that allows other people to be a part of our story.  

I've seen other marriages that are the pillars of beautiful families and communities.  I just think it's interesting what can be built on a strong marriage.  When the foundation is in Jesus Christ, it can hold a lot of weight.  Sometimes it feels like ours does hold a lot of weight.  Sometimes it feels like more than we can handle.  But when those times comes, we just lean in closer to each other and dig deep into the cement of our faith, and stand firm.

So anyway, if you would be so kind as to say a little prayer for our marriage today (or every day, if you want!), I would appreciate that so very much.  That we would learn new ways to love each other, that we would stay in love, that we would always try to put each other ahead of ourselves.  That we grow closer and that we grow deeper into each others hearts every day.  For continued love and passion for only each other... and whatever else you can think of!

Here are some pictures from our wedding day- and thanks for being a part of our story!

One of the best moments of my life!

This picture was taken about 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle.  It was the worst game of foosball I have ever played.  I was so nervous I could hardly think!

I love this picture.  Josh is smashing cake in my face, but that's not what I love.  I love all of the people in the background.  From the very beginning our marriage was surrounded with love and support.  


  1. Happy Anniversary! Two down, ninety eight to go.....

  2. Congratulations Leslie! It's great to watch your marriage and your ministry. I agree that it's so important for youth to see a successful, Christian marriage modeled. So many kids are missing that at home. Keep it up! I'll be praying for you!

  3. Congratulations on 2 years! It's all so exciting!