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Four Year Anniversary

Today, Colby and I are celebrating our 4 year anniversary. I know everyone always says this, but it’s gone by SO fast! It’s hard to believe that three out of the four years have been filled with unexpected trials. Between the loss of our nephew and the three-year delay for our desire to have children, I will definitely say the journey has NOT been anything like we had planned.

Most girls dream of finding the person they want to spend the rest of their life with. My journey took longer than I planned and didn’t happen how I thought it would, but meeting and marrying Colby is way better than I could have ever imagined. Once you find your spouse, you talk about a future together and what that looks like. Colby and I planned to have lots of children and desired to start having them quickly. Clearly that did not turn out how we wanted. We are evidence of how plans can end up so differently than desired.

Although the years that have passed haven’t been how we wanted them, God has been so faithful. Sometimes it’s easy to assume that as time passes and you grow older more trials will come, but for us that hasn’t been the case. They started right before we celebrated our first year of marriage. Despite all we have faced, I’m so grateful that I have Colby by my side. Through the external ups and downs, and my emotions that come with that, he has stuck by my side. It’s encouraging to be married to someone with such a positive outlook and steadfast faith. His love for me never wavers. His hope for the future never wavers. His faith in Christ never wavers. There is nothing I admire more than a man who is consistent!

It’s so easy to dwell on what we don’t have this anniversary, but we will celebrate what we do have, which is each other! We are so thankful to everyone who has supported us and prayed for us along the way! Happy Anniversary Colby!!!

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

.4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

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4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

4 Year Anniversary in Dallas, TX

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34 Comments
  • Elisha
    Posted at 17:21h, 09 April Reply

    Happy Anniversary sugars! And your pictures are just stunning!!! xo

  • Alexis
    Posted at 17:52h, 09 April Reply

    Happy anniversary! Your wedding photos are GORGEOUS! I love the elevator photo. And lets just talk about how toned your arms are! Praying and believing with you that this year of marriage will be FILLED to the brim with God’s favor, blessings and BABIES!

  • Evangeline
    Posted at 18:14h, 09 April Reply

    Happy anniversary! You and Colby are setting a godly example that I hope many couples will follow! 🙂

  • Amanda
    Posted at 18:28h, 09 April Reply

    Such a beautiful bride! Congratulations on your anniversary. Enjoy and have fun celebrating! <3

  • Elena
    Posted at 18:37h, 09 April Reply

    Beeeauutiful photos!! And happy anniversary! I am obsessed with your dress! I had a one strap dress too, but I love that yours can be taken off! So cool!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 19:58h, 09 April Reply

    Happy Anniversary!! U look stunning in ur wedding pictures.

  • Cherl Smith
    Posted at 20:21h, 09 April Reply

    Awww…this post was so sweet! SO thankful God brought you and Colby together. You make such a perfect couple. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. I know God has amazing plans in store for the two of you together…the best is yet to come, sweet friend. 🙂 God bless you both with many, many years of happiness!!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

  • Sheryl
    Posted at 20:40h, 09 April Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Your photographs are beautiful. Having someone to share the journey with is one of the best things ever.

  • Amanda
    Posted at 20:55h, 09 April Reply

    Gorgeous pictures! Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple 🙂 We’re coming up on 4 next month!

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 21:02h, 09 April Reply

    Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our anniversary is in a week! You are beautiful! Isn’t it wonderful to have a calm, cool, collected, steady, and consistent man?! I have one of those, too, and let me assure you, I need him to balance me out, lol! I hope you have many more years together with your groom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Finley
    Posted at 21:11h, 09 April Reply

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 4 years is awesome! Hope you enjoy celebrating with each other! And you are right, despite all the trials, you have a man who is by your side no matter what! So special xx

  • Ashley
    Posted at 21:18h, 09 April Reply

    You were a beautiful bride! Congrats!!! Hope that Colby spoiled you and took you to a wonderful dinner!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 23:06h, 09 April Reply

    Sounds like our stories are similar… not only with infertility but also with how long it took for me to meet my husband! Happy anniversary! Love your wedding pics!

  • Beka
    Posted at 03:39h, 10 April Reply

    Happy Happy Anniversary!!!

    I love seeing your pretty wedding pictures! I’m glad God has been faithful and that you have a really good husband!

  • Marianne
    Posted at 03:59h, 10 April Reply

    Happy anniversary! Your wedding looks beautiful! Xx

  • Sarah J
    Posted at 05:17h, 10 April Reply

    You were (and still are) an absolute stunning bride! Your faith as a couple is really inspiring and I know God is using it to encourage more than just me 🙂 happy anniversary!

  • ellesees.blogspot.com
    Posted at 07:09h, 10 April Reply

    happy anniversary y’all! thanks for sharing your pictures with us. they’re gorgeous.

  • Amie
    Posted at 08:04h, 10 April Reply

    Happy anniversary to a beautiful couple!!! Your pictures are beautiful!!

  • Kelly @ Southern Komfort Blog
    Posted at 08:40h, 10 April Reply

    Eeeeek happy anniversary!!! Girlfriend, you are SMOKIN’ in that dress! I absolutely love this and thank for sharing these with us 🙂

  • patricia umeh
    Posted at 09:07h, 10 April Reply

    congrats and more blessed years.shalom

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:37h, 10 April Reply

    I so love your dress. That back view picture is fantastic #curvesfordays
    Happy Anniversary! Cheers to Many happy years ahead!!!

  • Cassie
    Posted at 10:39h, 10 April Reply

    Great dress! Happy Anniversary!

  • Tanya @ the sky and back
    Posted at 11:05h, 10 April Reply

    Happy anniversary! Love the photos!

  • Tomeca Exum-Johnson
    Posted at 12:13h, 10 April Reply

    How wonderful!!!!
    Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!……what a wonderful love story. 🙂

  • Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 15:59h, 10 April Reply

    Happy anniversary you two! Love seeing those photos of you!

  • Jessi Wallace
    Posted at 16:29h, 10 April Reply

    Happy Anniversary!!! Your dress was STUNNING!!!!!

  • Síochána Arandomhan
    Posted at 17:07h, 10 April Reply

    Happy anniversary! gorgeous photos and memories! Love and a sense of destiny together is something to celebrate always. (I maintain that the real reason we have weddings and marriage is because life and people are not perfect and trials happen. If everything was easy nobody would have to make promises about for better or for worse.)

  • Lisa
    Posted at 19:46h, 10 April Reply

    Happy anniversary!!! You all are too cute!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 00:28h, 11 April Reply

    i subscribe to your blog via email, and so i got this early the morning you wrote it. i was laying in bed and reading through and thinking what a beautiful marriage you have. i love your spirit and your heart, and the way you and colby make your relationship about the things you DO have (each other, God, faith, health, curiosity, etc) and pour your energy into the things you can control. it’s always inspiring<3

  • Amanda
    Posted at 21:43h, 12 April Reply

    Love your pictures!!!! So beautiful!

  • Jenny @ Unremarkable Files
    Posted at 19:28h, 13 April Reply

    The elevator photo has got to be my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  • Krystal
    Posted at 12:33h, 14 April Reply

    LOVE your pictures. You looked beautiful! I love looking at wedding pictures, and it looks like you had a perfect day. Happy (belated) Anniversary!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 14:39h, 14 April Reply

    Our loves stories are very similar 🙂 You and Colby seem so perfect together. I love all of your photos too! You were such a beautiful bride!

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 13:17h, 17 April Reply

    You were STUNNING on your wedding day! Even more importantly, you two are such an awesome couple. I can’t wait to meet you both in person someday. Happy Anniversary! (Even if I’m a little late.)

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