Every Jill has her Jack

 

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And this is my Jack!

Tony and I just celebrated 5 years of marriage! Legally, we were married on June 14th. We had a small ceremony in our boss’ living room and had a few friends over.  We wanted to get the paperwork done in the U.S. so we wouldn’t have to deal with the legalities of getting married in Canada. However, our official wedding ceremony was held on July 5th in Québec.

What an amazing five years it has been so far! I thank God for giving me Tony. I really do believe I got the better end of the deal when I married him. He has so many great qualities which make it easy to be married to him. He is down-to-earth, patient, loving, thoughtful, hard-working, handsome, forgiving and most of importantly, truly loves God.

I have to say I have come to admire and appreciate him even more since our chunky plum was born.  I think any parent will agree that having a baby changes a marriage. And any NICU parent will agree that having a sick baby puts a real strain on a couple. It’s not that Tony and I fought or didn’t get along when Talita came along, but the whole situation put a lot of stress on our relationship. Even when she got better, I was still emotionally unavailable for him for a long time. Not once has he held that against me. Not once did he say “Enough! Snap out of it woman!!!” He let me cry as much as I wanted and listened, listened, and listened again. I’m so grateful for that!

What a gift it is to go through life with a good man. What a tremendous blessing!

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:

 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

We went on a week long getaway to Myrtle Beach for our anniversary

Celebrating our anniversary in Myrtle Beach!