Two Years: An Anniversary Post

Today, I'm blessed to be celebrating two years of marriage to my darling husband. And what an amazing two years it has been!

I am still so grateful for that day in (hot) July when we went on our first date. I remember opening the door to my bachelorette pad. He was even better looking than in the tiny little picture I'd seen of him. I think I remember even (dorkily) telling him weeks later, "A 125 x 125 thumbnail just didn't do you justice." Ha!

What had me hooked more than anything though was his kindness. Anyone who knows my husband knows that he's a comedian, always the one to hold court wherever he goes. But, behind the dry and hilarious extrovert lies a man with a heart of gold.

We fell hard and fast and so perfectly (for us) that only God himself could have orchestrated the details. But, isn't that way the best things always happen? When we least expect them?

To Stephen:

Thank you for loving me so wholly and unconditionally. Thank you for accepting me for all my faults and shortcomings, and for giving me the grace to be my best self.

Thank you for supporting my career and my ambitions. Thank you for bringing out my best qualities and for loving me in spite of my worst.

Thank you for your faithfulness and for your commitment to "us".

I cannot wait to see you hold our baby girl next month. I think "dad" will be one of your best roles yet, only second to "husband".

I love you.


Photo  of us by Bethany McGhehey


  1. Congrats and Happy Two Year Anniversary. You two are a beautiful couple and I'm sure you will make excellent parents!

  2. So so so so sweet and wonderful.

    As a very very new newlywed, I can't wait to have a post like this in two years.

    It has been so awesome to watch your journey here and I can't wait to 'meet' baby caroline!

    Wishing you a wonderful anniversary :)

  3. Sniff...such a sweet post! Happy anniversary!

  4. So sweet! Congratulations, you two. I'm sure you will make wonderful parents!

  5. Happy anniversary! Must be extra special this year, since Miss Caroline is about ready to make her appearance!

  6. Congrats, congrats! Seems like yesterday you got married, it has been such a joy to watch your marriage and family grow.

  7. Happy Anniversary! Can't believe it's been two years!:)

  8. It seems like just yesterday I was reading your first posts about "S" - what a wonderful two years it has been for you! All my best! I can't wait to read what is in store for your sweet family in the years to come!

  9. You two are the most adorable couple. I have loved reading your story! My relationship was a "fast" one too. I've known my husband for two years this month, and we've already been married for 4 months! Happy Anniversary!

  10. Congrats on two years! I have been reading you blog for quite a while now and its amazing to see what God has done in it!! Cant wait to see your baby girl :))

  11. I just love how y'all met! I have so enjoyed reading your story over the last 2+ years and seeing your family grow. Happy Anniversary!

  12. Happy Anniversary Leslie!!

  13. Happy Anniversary! We share the same anniversary and my husband and I are also expecting our first on October 15th :)
    Enjoy your special day together!


  14. I can't believe it's been TWO YEARS!!! I don't even know how many years I have been reading you now... but watching this journey that you and Stephen are embarking on (it's only the beginning... how great is that?!) has been the greatest yet.

    Happy Anniversary my friend!


  15. Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary!!


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