Matt and I just shared a spectacular meal (one I didn't cook!) celebrating our anniversary. It's hard to believe that another year has passed in this stage of our life. In some ways I feel like we've been together ever; part of me can't even remember what life was like before we were married. In other ways it feels like we were just married: I can almost feel the nerves as I waited with my friends and family to walk down the aisle and the relief I felt when Matt yelled up the stairs "I'm here." Feels like yesterday, yet I can't remember what life was like without him.
On my way home from meeting with Pastor Brian today, I heard the song When God Made You by Newsong, and even though I'm younger than Matt (okay, only one day), the line "When God made you, He must have been thinking about me" just rang out. It rang out the truth that I am just beginning to grasp; that God knows everything that will ever. He knows the past, present and future and while I may not understand the path He put me on or know exactly what His will is... He does. God knows, and there is so much comfort in that. God knew that Matt would be perfect for me, that he would compliment and complete everything I am.
This blog has turned into so much more than just a way to find a birth mother; it's cathartic when I write about how I'm feeling through , it's a great way to keep family updated and I've "met" some incredible people. I love the blog world and while my husband was a little bit unsure of what we should share on it, like everything he supported what I was interested in doing, encouraged me and watched me grow.
Matt is the reason for this post, and for the title of the post. You see, I thought that I would would write him a letter listing all of the reasons that I love him. First I thought of doing it by days we've been married, 1069 (there was a leap year in there) but that would just be way too time consuming, so I figured I'd do 36 reasons - 1 for each month. Then life got busy and I lost track of the days. So I figured I'd just list 3 BIG reasons why I love him. But then, I didn't even have time to do that, silly busy life! And then I checked our blog today and realized that I hadn't updated it for a while, which of course in my convuluted mind, led me to thinking that while I've shared a lot about myself and our life together, I never really shared about Matt. So I figured I'd tell the WORLD, or the few people who check our blog, why I am so lucky to have been married to Matt for 3 years.
- Matt accepts me for me. The slightly neurotic, obsessive, emotional girl that I am; he takes me as I am and for that I am so lucky.
- Matt puts me first. He is so incredibly unselfish and whether he wants to or not, he always thinks of me and what I need before he thinks of himself. I am so fortunate.
- He chooses to love me everyday. I'm a firm believer that love is more than a feeling, it's a choice and on May 13, 2006 in front of our friends, family and most importantly God we entered into the covenant of marriage embracing the traditional vows and choosing to love. And in 1069 days, 36 months, 3 years or even 25656 hours Matt has always chosen to love me. And for that, I am incredibly blessed.
God certainly new what he was doing when Matt and I met on that cold March evening, and as we wait for the next stage of our life to begin (our adoption); I will wait patiently (sometimes), anxiously, excitedly and most importantly I will be waiting with my best friend, my one and only, my real-life prince charming.
Love & Blessings, Meredith
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