One Year

One year.

A year of love.

A year of hardships.

A year of joy.

A year of pride.

A year of very little sleep.

Ben and I have been married for one year as of Monday. We have come a long way. From the blissful “nothing can knock us down” newlywed days to suddenly parents. Our world has turn upside down more than once since we met.

We now know how much hard work goes into a marriage and how amazing our love is. We don’t have the typical hierarchical marriage. We have learned to be as equals. We never look down on each other for something one of us has done. We never make a decision without talking it over first. We don’t fight over petty things. We do still get frustrated with each other, but we work it out quickly and never let the argument get heated.

While we didn’t get the chance to be married for a couple of years before we had Alyssa, we have learned to handle well. He stayed by my side throughout the entire labor and I watched Ben’s heart melt the first time he held his little girl. Ben understands that I can’t manage to keep the house clean and take care of Allie by myself. While I still do almost all of the baby stuff, He trys his hardest to help out.

I pray we keep going strong and we have a great marriage that others look to. That we become the best parents we can be over the years to come. I pray that Alyssa sees how happy Ben and I are and learns that a marriage should look like that. I pray that we take guidance from our parents and their marriages and we grow with them. Amen

Pictures: Ben and me just after our vows, the music video for the song we danced to (I still cry when I hear it!), My dad and I, My in-laws, my bridesmaids and me

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. J
    Nov 29, 2008 @ 14:58:50

    SO hard to believe it has been a year! Congratulations, Audrey and Ben! What a wonderful prayer, Audrey. Having a great marriage takes people like you who will commit to it, pray for it, work hard to get it. The romance never has to end!

    LOVE YOU, all three!

  2. Anna Grace
    Nov 30, 2008 @ 23:47:42

    Yay, congratulations! I really enjoyed watching you two together at your house that day. You both are still very in love with each other and your daughter. I loved the way you were excited to serve him lunch and how grateful he was to receive it. God bless you guys for another year, another ten years, another fifty years, and more.

  3. Chelsea Trimble
    Dec 01, 2008 @ 10:13:18

    Wow I can’t believe that it has already been a year! You are both someone the strongest individuals I have ever met, and I look up to the two of you so much. I can’t wait to experience what you have and I know that you will be there to help me through. Congradulations on the one year, it is truely encouraging!

  4. Mom
    Dec 01, 2008 @ 11:21:08

    Congratulation Kidos! I cant believe a year has gone by already. Continue to pray for your marriage and never stop commiting to it and God will continue to bless it. I love you guys!

    Thanks for letting me watch Lyssa for you as you celebrated your one year of bliss. We had fun! XOXOXO

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