Twelve Years

Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Love is a single word. 
A wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge.
That's what it is: an edge; a razor.
It draws up through the center of your life,
cutting everything in two, before and after.
The rest of the world falls away on either side."
 --Lauren Oliver


Twelve years.
624 weeks.
4,368 days.
A single moment in time and an eternity. 
On her wedding day, a girl whispers "I do" and has no idea in that moment what she's actually agreed to.
There's just the commitment of soul to this man, the prayer of courage for uncertain times and the bubble of joy for the best times. 

I've slept with my eyes open, afraid to miss something and yet, it's twelve years on wings...a life built in that space from what has been given and what has been taken away.
I try to reconcile the girl who married with the woman now reflected in the mirror and think that everything is glass, fragile...except this--the warmth and energy passing between me and these four people.
It is a stretching, a striving across the years to claim a life unbound by walls and uninhibited by fear...
This is ours to forge. 
Love.

                                          (Reagan, Makenzie + Konrad)


21 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! Beautiful post and family and pictures.

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  2. Great post! Happy Anniversary! You have a lovely family!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  3. Lovely post, and gorgeous family. Happy Anniversary.

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  4. happy anniversary!
    you have lovely kids:)

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  5. So so sweet Kristina. It's beautiful seeing both of you in your children :)

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  6. What a beautiful family. Happy Anniversary!

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  7. a lovely post and a lovely family. congratulations!

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  8. Happy Anniversary! We are 12, too! :)

    Beautiful family you have!

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  9. Happy Anniversary!! You have the most beautiful family ever!!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Love the pictures and love your family!

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  11. Happy anniversary! I've been married 12 years too. :)

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  12. Your family is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary. You will blink and it will be 24.

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  13. What a beautiful family you have! Happy Anniversary!

    -Hannah

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  14. happy anniversary! beautiful family!

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  15. Congrats! You have a wonderful family!

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  16. Such a lovely family!

    Truly enjoyed hearing you speak at GBSC this past week. I guess I'm not the only Gen. Studies student with the dream to write, speak, etc. :) Loved getting to "know" you a little better.

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  17. Awwww Your family is so so so so sweet and handsome/beautiful!!! I love these! Congratulations to you guys! The Lord has blessed you and I pray will continue to do so!
    +Victoria+

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