Two years. We use years to describe our past and future, but never the present, and anything that you describe with the unit of years is an accomplishment. Two years of marriage is an accomplishment.
How do you summarize a year?! Devra and I decided to reminisce today, about the past year of our lives together, and to sum it up… this is what we came up with. A lot has happened, a lot has stayed the same, and there is still a lot we wish to do.
Since our one year anniversary there has not been a lot that has changed on the outside of our lives… that is to say that for the most part, not much has changed from the perspective of those outside of thePomeroyLife. But that’s not to say that much has not changed for Devra and me. A lot of decisions were made this year, decisions that will likely define the next couple of years of our lives. So here are a few headlines from year two:
1) Will finished all of his class work for his master’s degree
2) Will started working at Home Depot
3) We got plugged into a strong community of friends
4) We got more involved in ministry… we serve together
5) Devra started working towards a degree in Dietetics
6) We decided against buying a home (a couple of times)
7) Celebrated the life of Will’s Grandpa
8) Embraced a more thankful lifestyle
9) Adopted a healthier lifestyle (mostly our diets)
10) Spent more time investing in our family
Through all of those items (and several others over the last 365 days) we grew. We always knew that we are opposites, but through all those decisions, accomplishments, and memories we learned exactly how opposite we are. But hey, opposites attract! Still, this last year really required Devra and I to communicate, and to grow/challenge each other. I (Will) am so thankful to have a partner in this life… someone who helps me become the “me I want to be.” And I (Devra) am beyond grateful for a teammate who has the grace and patience necessary to help polish my rough spots and make my best spots shine.
Our first year of marriage seemed like it was all sunshine and rainbows, but this year didn’t have quite as much of that feel. We’re not saying that things were rocky; there was just less time to celebrate and slow down. We did not get to vacation (just the two of us) this past year, something we really want and need to do in year 3.
All things considered… we love each other very much. Love is still a choice, and we continue to learn how to best show that love to each other. We’ve made great strides in not going to sleep angry and being kind to one another… just like my grandpa taught us.
Love is a choice, Divorce is not an option, and our love is a reflection of Christ’s love for the church.
We’ll be back tomorrow with a post about how we celebrated our Cotton Anniversary!