Last month Nate and I celebrated seven years of marriage. They have been seven wonderful years. As I write this my four year old just looked over my shoulder and said "Look! That's you marrying Daddy! You found a husband who loves Jesus!" Amen little daughter. Having a marriage centered on Christ has made this the best seven years of my life.
Each year Nate and I sum up our latest year of marriage with one word. Over the years we have decided on revealing, adventure, abundant, growth, baby steps and steady. This year, separately, we both came up with the word "settling". These years have been filled with transition, travel and change. It seems like we have been preparing for seven years to arrive and work in the place we are now living.
But now here we are. We have unpacked and planted trees that we, Lord willing, will see grow and bear fruit for many years. We are so very thankful for a place that we can call home and settle. However, wherever we are or wherever we go, we know that our true home is in heaven, and that those who delight in the law of the LORD and meditate on it day and night are those who are like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season.
May the Lord bless the next seven years of our marriage, bearing fruit for His glory.