Just three short years ago today I made a life changing move — A move that has redirected my life in so many ways.
Living a life in a small town in Illinois surrounded by friends and family my existence was, for the most part, quiet and “safe.”
Then quite unexpectedly a high school friend, back in town visiting his mother, arrives and my life has not been the same.
After a 3 year courtship he invited me to share his life in Arkansas; Promising I could travel back to Illinois to visit anytime.
And … I took him up on his offer. On September 4, 2011 we began this new life together. In a small chapel, surrounded by those we love, we committed our lives to one another. Promising to accept each-others faults, meet each-other’s needs, adapt to each-others habits and stand together side beside whatever might come.
While life has had its up and downs it has been a learning process – me adjusting to a new home, in a new state far from my friends and family. He adapting to a new person in his “space.”
Both growing together with love and understanding as we build a life of our own making. Working to incorporate a growing blended family. Now grandparents of 8 with one on the way.
So many things to be thankful for.
So much to be grateful for.
A day to celebrate – an anniversary with a special part of my life.
I am blessed.