4 years

Four years. I spent 4 years as a baby & toddler, then went to preschool and elementary school for 4 years before I spent 4 years in Hawaii. I spent 4 years in high school, and 4 years in college, and, now, today: 4 years in marriage.

It seems like every 4 years of my life marks a stage, milestone, where I move on to the Next Thing after the 4 years are up. I remember, after spending 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade in Indiana, I was so, so ready to move on. Putting down roots for more than 4 years was a foreign concept to me, and I was antsy. Alas, our family stayed put, and I finished out high school in Indiana, only to begin another 4-year odyssey.

It doesn't feel like it's been 4 years since our wedding. The time has flown. I know the next 4 years will hold even more adventures than the last 4 have, and I'm beyond excited to tackle them with Josh. In a way, I'm not as antsy to move on to the Next Thing as I have been at the end of past 4-year segments of my life, because I love our life as it is- but I am so ready to embrace what's coming, too. In 4 more years, our life will be totally different than how it is now, just as our life looks totally different than it did 4 years ago. I can't wait.

Engagement - Wedding - 1st Anniversary - 2nd Anniversary - 3rd Anniversary

This weekend we were in Chicago visiting my sister, and, as I posted the picture, I realized that Chicago is where it all started, with our engagement in January of 2005. Seems appropriate.


Kacie said...

Happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! May the coming years be full of love and joy.

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary, Jo and Josh, and many, many more!


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