me + him

But ultimately there comes a moment when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take. It is indeed a fearful gamble.

To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take. If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation. It takes a lifetime to learn another person. When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling....
- Madeline L'Engle, The Irrational Season
Here's to great risks and their greater rewards, to unearned seasons of unprecedented joy, to co-newness and co-creation. And a happiest first anniversary to my beard-growing, boat-building, puppy-wrestling, girl-twirling, boogie-busting husband.

(Photo by Jake Odening)

16 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! And congratulations, of course

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  2. Thrilling! and beautifully said... marriage is one of my favorite subjects! it's a relief some days to know we have a lifetime to discover it's depths! Happy ONE year!!!! The best is yet to come! (we are six months into the second year and it's even more wonderful then the first! who knew!?)

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  3. happy anniversary girly! i'm so happy for you and thank you for sharing one of your happy memories with us!

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  4. happy anniversary!
    love your description of him.

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  5. I love that photo. Happy anniversary to you guys!

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  6. Happy anniversary. I scrolled down and saw your dog: adorable! And you are right, I have always admired married people, it takes a lot of guts to choose one person and say 'this is it'. Even if you love him like crazy.

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  7. what a great quote!
    happy anniversary. :)

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  8. you guys are still such newlyweds!! so very sweet. i know this was posted a while back but i hope you had a good one!

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  9. Wishing you and your husband a very happy anniversary. I love that photo, it's a beauty! :)

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  10. Happy anniversary, the pictures express so much.

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  11. I love this photo. Happy anniversary to you two!

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  12. Hope you had an amazing one year. Beautiful words. Beautiful picture!

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