The other Anniversary we Commemorated this Week


It’s not so great, really – this having anniversaries back-to-back.

In fact, on Wednesday as I contemplated all of this, I was frustrated – frustrated that we hadn’t thought to celebrate us, earlier.  Cause the sadness had come with intensity and I was sure it wouldn’t step aside for celebrating.

But it did, it really did.  Come Thursday evening we were really ready to celebrate us.  God, who gives us grace in the hard, gave us grace to step away from the hard for a bit and to truly, truly celelbrate.

Four years, it’s been, him and I.  And we’re so grateful. . .  grateful for what those four years have done to us – how they’ve shaped us, “growed” us.

And I guess I learned that it’s not so bad either, really – this having anniversaries back-to-back.  

We haven’t changed that much in four years – on the outside that is.  I don’t think we even look any younger then.  :)

The inside’s a different story.  I think of who we were four years ago and hardly recognise those people – me anyway.  Duane was pretty mature and “weathered” by life then already.  Me??  I had me a lot of growing up to do – a lot of learning.  I’m grateful for the learning and I want to hope for much more learning, but at times I fear the processes that brings on the learning.  I know I don’t want to stay the same, though, so I guess, bring on the processes – good or bad, easy or difficult.

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  1. Jolynn  •  May 20, 2012 @7:53 pm

    Glad to be a part of your journey and just listen and care.
    “growed up?” I’m not nearly as ‘mature’ as my hubby either! I’m with you on not wanting to stay the same, desiring change but at the same time trying to unclench my fists!

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