This is going to be one sappy post, so apologizes are in order in advance. I blame it on being 100 months pregnant.
I have to say that with my job, I am surrounded with people that are at their most vulnerable, their most stressed, their happiest, and one of their life's most important moments. I sometimes see the worst in people when they fight with their mothers and fathers, but for the most part, I get to see their best. How many other careers offer that? The past few weddings that I have been a part of, the couples have been so sweet, so grateful, and really, really dear. This isn't always the case, I promise! It is just what I needed after a tough summer.
Marriage is such a sacred thing when you think about it. I am one of the lucky ones whose marriage has gotten better day by day. I can't say that it has always been an easy road. The first year was tough, and I made it a lot harder than it should have been on myself and on the husband. He was in law school, we were so poor, and as he finished law school, we moved a long ways away from my family, started new careers, and began a life that was all our own. What I can say is that it was worth the heartache and the tears because it has gotten better than I could have ever imagined. No grand gesture has prompted this post except for the fact that an ordinary day that I don't get to have too often with my husband, one of a late breakfast and running errands, reminds me how lucky I am to be in a partnership with a kind, patient, and loving husband.
As we are rounding out the third trimester of our first pregnancy, I am so excited about becoming a mother and seeing Grayson become a father. I have to say, selfishly, I am a little nervous that it won't be just the two of us anymore. Tilley-Gray has already stolen Grayson's heart and she isn't even here yet! When we were in marriage counseling with our minister before our wedding, he told us that a marriage should always hold God first, your husband/wife second, and your children third. I strive to honor that and I look forward to having our little family of three, starting traditions, and enjoying more days like today.