Looking at our wedding picture, it is amazing to think of all that has taken place since that day. We really had no idea. Sure, we live in the same house we had purchased only weeks before. Certainly, there are the children we figured we'd have. But we had no idea who those little people would be. And we had no idea of the joys and sorrows, the gains and losses that would fill our home over the years. We were filled with hope that day and I am so thankful that 10 years later, we are still filled with hope.
I am filled with hope because God has walked with us all along the way. Because of His faithfulness in the past 10 years, I know that He will continue to be faithful in future years. There were years where we thought we weren't going to make it. Our affections for one another were challenged, circumstances came between us, sorrow overwhelmed. And yet God was there. On our own we would have unraveled long ago, but "a cord of three strands is not quickly broken." God has been that third strand binding us together.
Today, our love has deepened, our friendship is flourishing, our affections multiplied, our hope anchored. I am grateful for all that God has done and anticipate with joy, all that he will do over the next 10 years in our lives.