Saturday, May 12, 2012

For better or for worse

Five years ago today, we said those very words in our wedding vows- but I don't think we fully grasped what they meant until this past year. When you get married, it's easy to imagine the for better part. Those days are filled with smiles and laughter, holidays and vacations. Nobody wants to imagine the for worse part. These are the days filled with sickness and sadness, grief and anger. Our for worse came in the form of the loss of two babies. While we miss them everyday, we know that their short little lives were meant to teach us something- that the same God that allows pain and suffering also loves us more than we can imagine. That He wants us to cry out to Him through hurt and anger and He'll meet us right where we are. And that through it all, we've learned to lean on each other and rely fully on God's grace even when we couldn't understand His purpose. We look forward to the for better days that lie ahead of us knowing that God is faithful.

This song was sung at our wedding five years ago today by a good friend of ours. Looking back over the past year, it's easy to dwell on all of the sadness and forget about all of the blessings that the Lord has blessed us with. Through all of the tears and heartache, He has shown His love to be bigger than we'd known and His grace to be overwhelmingly more than we could've imagined. He has done great things for us and I pray that those are the moments on which we can continue to dwell as we hold fast to the plans He continues to have for us.

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