Tomorrow Steve and I celebrate 20 years of marriage. And every year as we make plans to celebrate, we’re reminded of what terrible timing it is to have an anniversary 5 days before Christmas. In our next life, we’ll choose another wedding day. 🙂

20 years doesn’t seem like that long – but then I look at our engagement pictures and I think we look like babies – so maybe 20 years is longer than I think!

Steve and I exchange letters on our anniversary – we’ve done this for as long as I can remember. In this year’s letter, I included 20 “defining moments”. They ranged anywhere from children, to school, careers, church and home. Our marriage and lives have been shaped very specifically by these moments and for that I am grateful.

We were just reminiscing tonight and we both agreed we are not the same two people who committed to each other 20 years ago. We’ve grown. We’ve challenged each other. We’ve matured. We’ve changed.

Just the way it should be.