Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Four Months

Today marks four months since Daniel and I committed our lives to one another...What a wonderful four months it has been. Even though we have been together only a few short months, we have already seen that marriage is challenging but oh so very wonderful. The last 122 days have been filled with struggles and victories, new challenges and many adventures. Whether it's putting up insulation and drywall together in freezing temps in the middle of the night, learning to cut each others hair to try and save money (yes, he cut my hair), discovering what each other likes and dislikes, spending forever in the grocery store because we are going to get the best deal, going camping and sleeping with spiders, learning how to serve the Lord together, starting our own family worship time, the Lord has used all of it to bring Daniel and I closer together. 

We enjoy many of the same things and enjoy doing life together. Recently Daniel took me hiking on Blood Mountain. It was a beautiful day and the view was incredible. 

 "I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from?" Psalm 121:1

 We could see Atlanta from the very top.

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

 This marriage thing is hard work, the most powerful sanctification tool we have ever experienced and absolutely wonderful all at the same time. Daniel is my rock, my leader, and the one who gently pushes me closer to my Savior. This morning as I reflect on the last four months my heart is bursting with gratitude for the gift of marriage. It is a beautiful thing...


  1. Did a friend also go hiking with you guys? Who took the pictures?!?!

  2. haha-We went by ourselves. One image was taken by another hiker and the other one was taken using the timer setting on my camera. :)

  3. Beautiful pics! Love your description of marriage as a "powerful sanctification tool" - so true!

  4. Amazing pictures!! That hike looks like a lot of fun! You two are so cute :)
    Oh, and btw... I LOVE your new hair cut. I couldn't believe it when you said that Daniel did it... he did a great job!!
    Missing you!