Today is our 14 year anniversary, and I am more in love with Brian than ever!
When we first got engaged, a woman at our church asked me if I knew what the meaning of marriage was. I was bright eyed and clueless to the passionate answer she gave. She said “Marriage is about fighting for eachother’s freedom–fighting for the person you know they have potential to become–seeing that person living a life where they believe they are worthy of love and all the dreams they carry inside. If no one else will fight, including the person we marry, you commit to fighting for their freedom–even when the fighting is tough love.” She encouraged Brian and I to consider this with every choice we made about our future jobs, family culture, lifestyle, etc. Did our choices help the other person get one step closer to living their fullest potential?
After fourteen years, I can say Brian and I have built our marriage on the words of that wise woman. And it has made all the difference in the world. Today, we not only celebrate fourteen passionate years of marriage, but how much closer we’ve both come to seeing the other person set free to pursue their impossible dreams. Justin Hackworth caught this photo of Brian as I was presenting the closing keynote at EVO this week. It makes me want to cry because Brian’s face expresses all the celebration of how hard he’s fought for me to come this far in my own freedom. So much to celebrate.
I love you babe…with all that I am.
Any creative ideas on how to celebrate a wedding anniversary? (I love asking you questions like this because you ALWAYS give the most interesting suggestions!)