10 Years, Stranger. 10 Years Stranger.

10 years.

Tomorrow Shane and I will have been married 10 years. It’s been a wild ride.

* Wild Ride: an abundant form of life that includes a rather colorful supporting cast, medical emergencies, crisis interventions, fostering, adoption, 4 cesarean births, major home repairs, job changes, and lots of spilled milk

I can honestly say that I love him more now then when we married. I can also honestly say that we hardly knew each other when we married- it was probably a good thing. I remember trying to fall asleep that first night, hearing the creaking of the house as the wind blew, and hoping that Shane didn’t have anyone locked in the attic.

He didn’t.¬†And through the forge of God’s perfect will, we are not the same people we were then. We’ve been burned, tempered, smelted and mixed.

Today, we sat over Shane’s lunch break and laughed at our children’s antics. Tomorrow, we will shuffle the kids to the playroom with a couple of movies and a game for the Wii. We will sit together in the somewhat quiet and dream. We’ll evaluate how far we’ve come and make plans for the future. We’ll revisit the high and low points, the surprises and the craziness of life and we will be awed by God’s faithfulness.

I can only wonder at what the next 10 years will bring. I don’t want to know, but I will probably be thankful and amazed when we are through it.

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