Sunday, September 6, 2009

One Year Ago Today. . .

One year ago today, John and I exchanged wedding vows in Alabama. To celebrate that wonderful event, we decided to come back to Alabama to visit. Last year, I drove to Alabama a week early and then John flew in a couple days before our wedding. This year, we cooked up a fun surprise. We drove down together, but didn't tell anyone in town that we were coming. What fun we had in surprising everyone and seeing family and friends again!

This year has been so very good. Some of the reading we did before marriage warned of how difficult the first year can be. It almost made me afraid to marry - but not quite! But this year has been good in so many ways. Having John as my husband this past year has been wonderful! To come home from work and have a constant friend to eat with and spend time with each evening is great. Having shared goals, struggles and joys is wonderful. John has been very kind, loving, sensitive and supportive to me. He is way more than I could ever have imagined or deserved. I'm so thankful that God brought us together!

We've done a lot of traveling this past year. Visiting Washington, British Columbia, Illinois, Alabama, Kansas, South Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania has kept us busy and more in touch with friends and family than I imagined would be possible. Spending weekends at home relaxing or getting to know friends we've made here has been fun as well. We look forward to the many changes that God will bring us in the next year of marriage!

10 comments:

Lydia said...

That's so cool! Great idea. I'm sure everyone was pleasantly surprised! Wish I could have been there. Hope you had a great time!

Karen Stoltzfus said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! Thats cool you came down and surprised your family! Bet they were happy!! Did you go back home today?

Nothing shocks me anymore... said...

I found your blog after reading MOW blog.. (I am also from/in NEO)... That last line of your piece sure sounds like you are dropping a major hint about what might happen in the next year??? (If so Congratualtions!)

Luke and Michele said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad you had a memorable first! :)
love,
Michele

Natalie said...

It was awesome seeing yall this weekend Miriam! Love and miss you lots! Love, Natalie

Anna Naomi said...

It was such a wonderful surprise to have you come! I won't quickly forget the utter SHOCK I felt at seeing you right outside my window! Thanks for coming all this way and giving us a great time together!

Elijah Lofgren said...

Congratulations Miriam and John!!

Chelsea and Laura said...

Congratulations!!! :)
-Chelsea

Miriam said...

Thanks for all the congratulations! We certainly did enjoy our 1st anniversary together!

Welcome to my new Ohio reader! You were absolutely right about my news-it's now public as I told those in my office today! You can read all about it now :)

Nothing shocks me anymore... said...

LOL! I knew it! Many congratulations to both of you! Enjoy these weeks!