So how did we celebrate?…well by receiving a big, fat window into our old age together of course! I came home to my husband flat on the floor on Thursday evening. A bad muscle spasm in his lower back had left him unable to move for the previous hour and a bit. Anyway panic ensued, as well as a feeble attempt to try and lift him up with my puny arms. Paramedics arrived, gas and air was flowing, sending Nick into a trippy spiral and a late night trip to get some hard drugs was in order. To begin with he still couldn’t get out of bed so our day of swoony Anniversary fun arranged for the Saturday seemed like a long shot. As I was dressing Nick in bed, pulling him up and arranging all necessities at a reachable level we burst out laughing wondering how we ended up here at 2 years when this had been resigned in our minds for at least 50 years down the line. So tonight we’ll head to community group, and eat without a candle, wedding photo or romantic playlist in sight and we’ll postpone our celebrations until next weekend.
Today we woke up to our 2nd Anniversary! Another year has flown by and I know I’m ‘meant’ to say this but it genuinely has been even better than the first. God dealt us a bit of a game changer and sent us down a very different path together but I’m very happy he did. The learning to live with each other and REALLY getting to know each other part of the first year has left much more time to just relax and enjoy each other this year and that’s been loads of fun. We feel so blessed to see God use our marriage to chip away at our naturally stubborn and selfish hearts to become a little bit less like ourselves and a little bit more like Jesus. Things would be pretty different left to our own devices! There’s no other relationship I see God’s love and grace extended to me more than through Nick. I love that boy and in my more morbid moments I wonder what life would actually be like if he was no longer around and usually conclude that I’m gaining a much greater understanding of the phrase ‘like losing a limb’.