|so young...happy wedding day!|
|our pretend wedding YL style at SharpTop Cove 2004|
i'm not sure either of us had specific expectations for marriage. we talked, in the beginning, a lot about living abroad. adam wanted to pursue his Master's, which he did. i knew married life would be hard, being a child of divorce. and i wanted my marriage to be different. we were told the first year would be the hardest. but ours wasn't, it was the funnest. it eventually got harder with me doing Young Life and him in school. the definition of "hard" has surely changed.
|leaving in a pedi-cab...so fun!|
|our trip out west...camping out before we hiked a 14ner|
|biking the Golden Gate Bridge|
Charis came sooner than we had "planned." wait, we weren't planning. :) she came at the perfect time. we were just beginning to figure out this whole parent thing when i was diagnosed with cancer. we often talked about how much having Charis brought joy in the midst of this pain and uncertainty. she's an amazing little girl.
|happy BIRTHday Charis Root...our joy|
|love how he looks at her|
these past 2 years have forever changed us as individuals and as husband and wife. my cancer diagnosis came just weeks before we celebrated our 4th anniversary. it seemed like something that should come later in marriage when we'd be more ready. well, God made us ready, or rather is making us ready. it's been a hard hard 2 years. and we've grown so much. the level of intimacy that we've experienced is beyond our years in marriage. and i'm so thankful. for the deep places God has taken us. i mean, i knew i liked Adam a lot and thought he was great. but this trial has only brought out his best. he loves me so so well. he reminds me that i'm more than my body. (thank goodness) he really does love me. not just in his words but in actions. he's patient with me. he encourages me. he joins me in my sadness. i love him more and more. and for this i want to grow old with this man. so, i'm praying for a miracle.
|our first Race for the Cure 2010|
|Kiawah Spring Break 2012!!|