12

“I more than love you, I’m not whole without you. You are life itself to me.”

We’ve been married for 12 years today. Twelve years ago, we stood, facing each other, holding hands, and we promised each other forever. We were babies. Just kids. Unprepared, naive, and so unaware of what the next chapter of life was going to hold.

No one explains that becoming one takes time. It doesn’t happen in front of your family and friends just because you say “I do.” It doesn’t happen when your baby is born and in your arms. It happens every day, and it’s taken us every day of the last twelve years and will keep taking us every day for the rest of our lives. It’s hard to choose loving and prioritizing each other when there are bills to pay, bathrooms to clean, laundry to fold… and it’s even harder to remember that loving each other is separate and bigger than loving her. She changed our lives and made our world infinitely better, but we still matter the most. She is here because of our story. Becoming one is what happens in the tears and the laughing and the fighting and the forgiving. We’re still learning how to give up pieces of ourselves to make room for the pieces of each other, but that’s what makes this story ours.

Being married and staying married takes work and sacrifice and is the most rewarding miracle there is. Twelve years ago, we committed to the work and the sacrifice, not truly knowing the gift we were getting. I wouldn’t change a single second of that day and that choice to be yours. If our union has been anything, it’s been a testament to what God can do with two reckless (and maybe even a little foolish) kids.

(years past)

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  • ❄️ | 03•08•2019
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today was one of those days that feels like winter will never end. and I have to remind myself that there are beautiful things in this season, even if I can’t wait for it to be over. 🖤 #ohmywinnie
  • OF COURSE WE HAVE MATCHING COATS #ohmywinnie
  • . . . 13 🖤

So much has happened in 13 years, so much life has been lived. This year, we found a love that was living so deep inside, we didn’t know it existed.
But sometimes, unexpected things happen that uncover those hidden pockets of connection, those undiscovered parts of you that desperately need the other person. This 13th year has been exceptional. I know I love you more than ever, and I know that’s because you are more you than ever.
And as good as it’s been, I know the next year will be even better.
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#shaneandmeagan #shaneandmeagananniversary
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  • Our world has been on its head a little for a few months. 🙃 But we are hopeful because things that shouldn’t make sense do, and peace that shouldn’t exist does. All because we know our King is in control. 🙌🏻 I have to remind myself every day that none of it is up to me, which of course is going great because anyone who knows me knows that I’m definitely TOTALLY CHILL. 😅🤪
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March is one of my favorite months. 💕 I know it’s never actually true, but I like to think March is the gateway to Spring AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING (she says, along with the rest of the world). 🌷 March is also the month I got married... 13 years ago (!!! I KNOW). ❤️ I think this month is going to be big for us this year, and we are waiting and praying with great expectation of what’s to come. 🙌🏻 .
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