Two Years today....

I [almost] woke up to my husband serenading me on guitar with "Still the One" by Shania Twain. How romantic! He worked 7-7am, so I have no time when he's been able to practice. I thought he was sleeping while I've been at work...seems like he had other ideas!!! God has been so good to us these past two years, through our dating relationship, engagement, and now almost 7 months of marriage. Thank you, Jake, for asking me to be your girlfriend. When I said "yes", I had no idea what I was getting into. I didn't even really know you all that well. I didn't even know whether you were a romantic or not! It was definitely a leap of faith, this relationship that I was willing to jump into, trusting that God would bless us.

It's too bad he's working again tonight, but we will celebrate tomorrow night. We'll probably end up going to the fireworks in the park.

It seems as if these two months have been filled with "a-versaries"...
-Apr. 22 marked one year since our engagement, as well as two years since I was released from the hospital
-Apr. 30 marked our 6 months of marriage, and my graduation from college
-May 22 marked our two years of relationship

So many things to thank God for :)

Also, my sister has an exciting occasion coming up...on June 5th she and Nathanael will have been married for one year!!!! Not to mention in a few months they will be proud parents. How time flies! Congrats you two!!


1 comment:

Singing Lady said...

Hi Ash

Congratulations to you and Jake on the second anniversary of when you began your dating
The one year anniversary of the ensuing engagement
And the 6 months of marriage and add in the very important celebration of your graduation.

You have indeed been blessed by God!

I am going to share Today's Daily Bread devotional because I think it ties in beautifully with your note here

(PS I rearranged the first paragraph to tie in with our family's upcoming event with Mel and Nate)
In Him we live and move and have our being. —Acts 17:28

While anticipating the arrival of Mel and Nate's new baby, I was reminded of how much work it is to take care of a newborn baby. They are needy little creations who want feeding, changing, holding, feeding, changing, holding, feeding, changing, holding. Totally unable to care for themselves, they depend on those older and wiser people surrounding them.

We’re dependent children too—reliant on our Father in heaven.

What do we need from Him that we can’t provide for ourselves?

“In Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). He supplies our very breath. He also meets our needs “according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19).

We need our Father for peace in our troubles (John 16:33), love (1 John 3:1), and help in time of need (Ps. 46:1; Heb. 4:16). He gives victory in temptation (1 Cor. 10:13), forgiveness (1 John 1:9), purpose (Jer. 29:11), and eternal life (John 10:28). Without Him, we “can do nothing” (John 15:5). And from Him, “we have all received one blessing after another” (John 1:16 NIV).

Let’s not think of ourselves as totally independent—because we’re not. The Lord sustains us day by day. In many ways, we’re as needy as a newborn baby. —Anne Cetas

We are dependent on the Lord
Who showers us with blessing;
He gives us everything we need—
Without Him we are nothing. —Sper

Depending on God isn’t weakness; it’s acknowledging His strength.

Our Daily Bread May 23, 2011


Much love to you both as you now trust in Him to direct your future path.