Our First Year

This Sunday marks one year since Tyler and I became one!


Our first year of marriage was spent in the guest bedroom of my brother and sister-in-law’s home.  And as much as every new wife dreams of her very own home to decorate, I have honestly been overwhelmed with how blessed we have been and how nicely we fit into that guest bedroom—our first home 🙂 I know that years from now we’ll look back on this time with joy. The little-ness of our room contrasted with the big-ness of the future.  How a guest bedroom perfectly fit the two of us.  My three-year-old niece tickling my growing belly daily, and then dutifully telling my one-year-old niece, “we only touch his toes,” after Baby Ty’s arrival.  How our room grew enough space for its third occupant.

A lesson in simplicity: A full life doesn’t actually require a lot of material goods.

But the biggest lesson of all is one that I think we’ll be learning for years to come.  God is faithful.  In the joys, in the trials, in the day-to-day monotony of life, God is faithful.

“O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me. I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:25-26)