Saturday, May 12, 2012


it is kinda of a milestone. five years seems like a lot...but in the best way. i still feel like we just met...but it has been seven years. i recall thinking how crazy it was in the beginning of our relationship and how much we had missed out each others lives. although our connection felt so natural and easy. it still seemed as if none of it was could this possibly work? well it's working. here we are celebrating life...our family...the adventures we never anticipated when we said "i do" in a garden in virginia five years ago today. with 33 people around us...whose love and support has been undeniable...we made a covenant. to God, to our family, friends, and to one another. for life. no matter what we are in this...let's keep fighting for what we know is inside of us. passion. intentionality. writing letters. sharing our hearts. achieving our dreams and being committed to getting to know one another a little bit deeper everyday. let's do this for the next forever. a few wedding pictures can be seen HERE.

let's celebrate. we are off for a family day and special date tonight. we will be posting pictures on the iphone app instagram. it's @libbyryder. 

happy mother's day to you all. i am sharing a little letter to all the mommas out there on monday and linking up with my friend elizabeth. be sure to check out her series next week. for many it is a day of celebration and joy...but not for everyone. i do not want to dismiss your heart and your desire to be a mother or have a better relationship with your mother or the grief of the loss of the mother. but either way...let us celebrate where we are today. it is all a gift and we do not waste it. any of it.


  1. Thanks for sharing the words that reflect our THIRTY-five. Blessings, hugs, and congratulations!

  2. congrats on your 5 year anniversary!

    Hope you had a wonderfull, romantic day :)


  3. Happy 5 year anniversary! Can't wait to read about how you celebrated :)


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