525,600 Minutes

By: Lauren Keeling
By: Lauren Keeling

A year ago, Lauren became a Keeling, and said "I do." And at this wonderful one year mark, she blogs about how truly great God's plan is.

A year ago, on the 18th, Jim and I joined our lives together for better or worse, until (and long after) the day that we die.  At that moment, I couldn't imagine any minute being better...any day being brighter than our wedding day.

Lucky for me, I've had 525,600 minutes that have each been increasingly better...and increasingly more beautiful than the ones before it.  I've had 365 days of brightness and warmth...each one making me more grateful for the man I call my husband.

He's blessed me not only with his love and his kindness, but also with his faith and his friendship. 

Jim's given me life, that without him, I would have never had.  And that's in more ways than one.  From helping me find my way in to the Christian faith, to bringing the three coolest...smartest...most loving little girls in the world into my life for me to call my step-daughters...well, my cup runneth over.

How do you measure a year that's been so full, so fun and so promising?

I measure it in the numbers of times we've laughed, the moments we've cried, the kisses we've shared and the promise of bigger, better tomorrows.

But most of all, I measure it in the way that every day, all I want to do is be where he is.  The way that he smiles when I match his socks up wrong.  The way that he rubs my back when I've had a bad day. 

It's all of those little things that add up to the one big thing that really, truly matters most....at the end of the day, we're more in love with each other than we were when we started.  Every single day our love grows because we feed it, nurture it and take care of it.

So, Jim, every day, I promise to love you more....forever and ever, amen.

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

I love you,

Your wife.

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