Four

Today marks the fourth year Dave and I have been married. We’ve known each other for seven; we dated for three. In these past 4 years, we’ve had a total of eleven jobs, lived in six homes, gone through seven vehicles, and managed to not only keep our sanity, but also to grow up together. I was 19, he was 20… we’ve done a lot of growing up. We have each changed by immeasurable amounts, but every change we make seems to mimic a change in the other and we have become immeasurably closer through it. We teach each other, have so much fun together, and learn how life works together. Life isn’t perfect and marriage isn’t perfect, but I think what we have is about as close as it can get.

David is one of those very rare men in the world who is genuinely a wonderful person. Godly, kind, honest, intelligent, compassionate, and giving. He has seen me at my absolute best, and he’s helped me be better. He has seen me worse than I ever knew I could be, and he has loved me still. He’s a wonderful, wonderful man – and it’s my pleasure and my honor to be called his wife. Happy anniversary, David. I love you.

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5 thoughts on “Four

  1. Happy Anniversary to you both! We couldn't be prouder of you both as individuals and as a beautiful couple. You live too far away, but maybe that has helped you with the growing up part. LOVE MOM and DAD

  2. Stephanie, I still remember your wedding and it was beautiful! Can't believe it's already been four years for you guys. Your comments got me all choked up…not only were they moving, but that's how I would have summed up marriage, too. I'm so glad you have found happiness together and wish you much more in the coming years!

  3. That's so sweet! I'm so glad you and Dave are so happy. I always thought he was pretty wonderful, too- all those ways you described, I agree!

  4. Happy Belated Anniversary-I'm only 4 days left-not much different than 4 years! It's been a joy watching you and Dave grow in your love for each other-it shows!!! Have fun at the beach!
    Love,
    MOM Hagen

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