Friday marked our five year wedding anniversary; yes it really is five years since I walked down the aisle and married my wonderful husband Phil! I can not believe it was five years ago, that is half a decade, wow, time has really flown by so quickly.
In five years Phil and I have achieved much much more than we ever thought we would, we have bought a house and been blessed with two absolutely amazing daughters who bring us both so much fun, joy and happiness; life did feel a bit empty without them, even though at times it would be nice to have a bit of peace and quiet.
Phil has been my rock through out our relationship, always standing by me through good and bad times. I look back at our wedding DVD and listen to the vows we made to each other:
I, take you,
to be my husband/wife,
to have and to hold
from this day forward;
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death us do part;
according to God's holy law.
In the presence of God I make this vow.
I think its safe to say that we have had our ups and our downs. Phil has looked after me and cared for me whilst pregnant with both the girls, and without him I would have been in a real pickle; he has never been afraid to hold my hair back and hold the sick bowl through the months of suffering from hyperemesis. He loves me for who I am and I know at times I can be stubborn and strong willed, but he knows how to handle me to bring me back down to earth.
We had this reading at our wedding and it still means a great deal to us five years later -
Today's your special day-
the start of both your lives, together.
May it be special in every way
sparked by the love you've treasured
and may all the love you're feeling
still find a way to grow,
sharing joys which have a meaning
that only both of you could know.
May God bless your health
as you care for each other's needs,
may you both share in the wealth
of raising a family,
may your new dreams never end-
we hope they all come true,
and may you always be two friends
who have your love, each day, be new.
Again, today is your day,
with the bond between you strong.
God has shown both of you the way
and placed his love where it belongs
and as you hold on to each other
always keeping your love dear,
know you're blessed both by the Father
and each one of us who's here.
Today two friends start a journey
walking hand in hand, as one
they'll share everything, always
now that their journey has begun
and as they go on together,
blessed by me and you,
may these two friends always treasure
the day they said, "I do."
I can't wait to see what the future holds for us, and if the last 5 years are anything to go by, the years will be full lots of happiness and fun with the infrequent low to add a little bit of balance!
A wise person once told me that if you not experience the lows, you will not appreciate the highs of life. I can definitely relate to this.