Thursday, January 29, 2009

Four Years and Counting

Four years ago today, Bethany and I said our vows and permanently joined our lives together. It was a whirlwind - the wedding was simple but classy, the reception was amazingly beautiful- but I can't remember much about that day other than Bethany. I remember seeing her for the first time in her dress and wondering why in the world she wanted to marry me. I remember staring deeply into her eyes during our vows and trying as hard as I could to mean every word that I said. I remember laughing with her as we walked back down the aisle, married at last. It was such a relief for me to get through all of the ceremonial stuff and just be with Bethany, my wife. I still smile just thinking about it.

People told me, "Being married is fun at first but then the new wears off and you'll be wishing you could be single again". Nope. Not this guy. Being with Bethany has made me a better person, no question. I'm more secure, more happy, I have a better sense of fashion (thanks to all those episodes of What Not To Wear that we used to watch together), and life is just better with her in it. I was made to love her; it has been in me all my life. I didn't know it until I fell in love with her, but my heart has always been heading toward her. It's just another amazing piece of God's plan falling into place in our lives.

Now, I look at our life together and all my wrong turns and misdirections in the past don't seem as important as they used to. They were just places I had to go and things I had to do so that God's plan could be proven to perfection and I could bear witness that His love for me knows no bounds. God has blessed me with Bethany. She is a woman without compare and I'm so thankful that I get to spend my life with her.

~ Ben


hannah fulks said...

i've never met you ben...but you two really deserve each other. what wonderful, wonderful words.

congratulations on four years. i know there will be many more to come.

Bethany said...

what a lucky girl I am :)

Happy Anniversary!

Lauren McKnight said...

Happy anniversary to a wonderfully inspiring couple!