These past 4 months have not been without their own set of trials. Learning to be parents, adoption emotions, job changes, returning to work and financial adjustments, at times it seems overwhelming and yet it pails in comparison to those 7 years.
Today a song came across the radio that I had not heard before but feel could have been written just for us. We were married at just 19 and 21, and in the past 12 years have been through so much. Looking back it is amazing how God has, not only kept us together but shown us what it truly means to love one another. I love Patrick deeply, he is my best friend, my rock, my strength, my encouragement and the best gift God ever chose to give me. In light of the past 7 years you can imagine how the words of this song effected me:
Such beautiful words that remind me trails will come, but I have a precious gift to dance through them with. If there is anything on I would want Jaedon to know on his 4 month birthday it's this, his daddy and mommy love one another so deeply that we would dance through minefields a million times over to get to him.
Patrick, my love, "in the face of any chaos baby I can dance with you". I would spend the next 12 years dancing in the minefields and sailing in the storms, as long as you are right beside me.
I am blessed, no doubt about it.