bring it, year five

We celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary two nights tonight early since we'll be moving on our anniversary date-day. To be honest, taking a shower and getting re-dressed and leaving Benjamin for an extended amount of time was about the last thing I wanted to do after a long day of child-wrangling and home-packing. I'm so glad I did.

He knew we might need a little supernatural help to get into date-mode, so he prayed for us as we drove out our sleepy farm "neighborhood". About five minutes into the car ride I told Nick, what happened today and what will happen tomorrow doesn't matter so much when I'm alone with him, and I definitely meant it. When we talk and pray and laugh, I feel so much closer to Jesus - so much more near to the Lord. So much more at home.

So, we summed up some things:
a) Year four was hard. There were definitely high points, there were many low points, but by God's grace - we are stronger & closer.
b) I think I may have suckered Nick into promising to take me to Hawaii for our five year anniversary. Neither of us are beach people and he has always said he would never go to Hawaii because it's too cliche, commercial, & cheesy. And honestly, I've never wanted to go either till now. I want to go to Hawaii and do all the cheesy & cliche things. I would like drinks brought to me on the beach & I want flower creations on my bed when the maids clean the room, ok? We're going to start saving soon for our little trip. Nonny and Ruby, do you want to babysit?
c) Year five is going to be amazing. How could it not be?
We're going to Hawaii.