07 May 2013
Celebrating Something Special Today...
Today is the anniversary of our wedding, 3 years ago.
My heart could not be more full.
This man by my side has been so, so good to me. You just wouldn't believe it. It brings me to tears tonight as we're ever so grateful to celebrate our marriage. We consider it such a miracle.
Tonight, in our prayer, Danny said, "We are grateful to abide in Thy love."
(oh, the words he uses.)
And, I think that has been the key to our joyful marriage - to feel love from God - for this beautiful life - all of it - to be grateful for both the good and the bad. And in turn, to seek to be a conduit of that love and offer that love to others (and to each other).
THAT is it. I mean it. It really is that simple.
We try as much as we can to share with you what trying to live that kind of life looks like. We are not perfect at living that life, but we feel the joy from trying, and we get better at it with each new experience life brings.
And in case you are struggling on your journey or feeling a loss of hope or strength or worth, may you feel love and support and kindness from us. This blog really is dedicated to you.
Danny & Mara
P.S. Something I've written is in the Deseret News today (Salt Lake City's newspaper). They asked me to submit a piece for Mother's Day. And it turns out they decided to run two pieces! So there should be another in the next few days.
(Photo by the amazing Rachel Thurston.)