Praise God! – 9 years and still in love after all we’ve been through together! We can’t believe that we are celebrating a second anniversary on our ride across America. We’ve had two birthdays each, now two anniversaries, and we are hoping to be done before it’s two Thanksgivings!
This ride has taught us alot about ourselves as a couple. We haven’t uncovered too many new things about each other as we have the blessing of a very open relationship. But we have learned alot about grace with each other’s short comings, a greater appreciation for each others’ strengths, and a whole lot of appreciation for what we have in our marriage compared to many other not-so-happy marriages we have seen first hand as we have traveled. I’ve been open about our struggles; we have our arguments. We’ve had our times when we didn’t think we could make it as a couple. But if you ever start to think how you might be better off with someone else, just take a ride across America and you will find how special your marriage really is! Well, that may be a little drastic, but that is what we have found!
This trip has certainly tried our marriage at times, but it has made it so so much stronger. We are so grateful to God that He put us together, that we have common interests and goals, that we love hanging out with each other even after a year of 24/7, that we have the same values and beliefs, and that we still very much love each other. We are very blessed.
I don’t know what we’ll be doing on this day while you are reading this. We may just be riding this year. But whatever it is, it will be memorable just because of what we are doing this year of our life. Stay tuned for the update!