Wednesday, September 17, 2008

3 Years ago I was walking down the Aisle....

Yes, it has been three great years since the day that Ben and I gave ourselves to each other in marriage. It is crazy because it feels like it has flown by and yet I can't imagine my life without Ben being my husband.

Marriage is a funny thing. It brings two people from different families and cultures together. It makes you tolerant of loosing the bed covers each night (sorry Ben) and find the humor in smelly gas (Ben has been producing a lot of this lately) and helps cultivate a life long ability to share everything (Ben and I have differnt perpectives of this).

Yesterday, I read my journal entries leading up to our wedding and my words were filled with excitement, giddiness and love. After three years I am filled with wonder as I look back on the small journey Ben and I have taken and I recognize that our love has grown tremendously. Our love has not grown out of the frequent extravagant get aways we take (nope, we don't have the budget for that) but it has grown out of being with each other. Hand in hand we have walked through our challenges, tears have been cried on each others shoulders and laughter has filled our home.

It is the small daily things that have strengthened our marriage. Praying together before Ben leaves for work, sending and receiving a thoughtful email, eating together, enjoying not having to make the bed, being told your beautiful and sharing a kiss goodnight; these are small and simple actions that bless our marriage.


This was taken after 2 weeks of dating and we are just as crazy 3 years down the road.



Well, being married three years is hardly nothing in the long scheme of things. So, I look forward to many more years of enjoying the craziness that marriage brings. I love you Ben!

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Lesley-Ann said...

Ah that is lovely, congratulations on 3 wonderful years. This morning at 6.50am Beth and I walked down to the paddock to bring the horses up for shoeing later. I was reminded of your wedding 3 years ago because the weather was just the same as it was that morning, blue skies with dew covering the grass with a nip in the air. I'm sure you remember Dad outside in his overalls checking on the marquee. Love you guys and I'm excited to see you in 3 weeks x

Benjamin said...

These past three years have been absolutely wonderful. I couldn't imagine a more perfect wife and companion. I look forward to an eternity of bliss with a wonderful girl from England. Love you babe.

Jessarella said...

Happy Anniversary you two!!!Wishing you many more years filled with happiness and love.

Jessica

Johnsons Part Deux said...

Ben Carney! Do you remember me? Janelle Pack! Anyway - surfing thru blogs and found yours! Your family is really cute! Your wife is beautiful! Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Hope life is good!
Janelle

Debs said...

Congratulations!! Goodness where did those 3 years go??? Love the photos :-)

Mrs. Thomas said...

Happy 3rd, you crazy kids! =)

Michelle said...

Awwww, that is so cute!! Congrats guys! I can't believe it has been three years since Rex and I were in England! I think it is time to go back. ;) You guys have a great relationship and teach me a lot about marriage.

Amy said...

Congratulations to the Carneys!! 3 years sure do fly by!!

Blake and Laura said...

Congrats on 3 years! When are you moving to Colorado and what area?

jordan and maci said...

happy anniversary! your dress was gorgeous:)

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