Saturday, June 4, 2016

Your Cup Will Never Be Empty, For I Will Be Your Wine

Last weekend we celebrated six years of marriage in Edenton, NC at a beautiful B & B, walking distance from downtown and the water.



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This year has been challenging in some ways but I'm so thankful that the challenges have brought us so much closer and not further apart.

I can't imagine navigating life without Witt by my side. His positivity, his common sense, his smile, his laugh, the way I always feel completely safe when I'm with him. I love that he can take charge of any situation and I know that it will turn out ok.

Infertility has been the hardest thing I've gone through but Witt never stops saying "when" we have children not "if."



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Front porch sittin'


I know its often been hard to understand what I'm going through but he's put aside his own feelings so many times and encouraged me when he didn't understand why a pregnancy announcement or another baby shower upset me so much.

He's also helped me many times to put my feelings aside and realize that every baby is a gift from God, and to celebrate every life, regardless of my circumstances.

One thing I've tried not to do is let infertility define us. There are times where all I want to do is  try all the latest diets and read all the books but the majority of the time I want to focus on living life and enjoying these moments we have before kids, even if it's lasting longer than we thought.



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I want to look back and think of fun trips, and laughter and date nights, of serving at church and making gifts and parties for family, instead of misery and impatience.

I believe there is a reason we go through things and I'm happy to be saving for adoption and letting God be in charge right now.

Everyone's story is different and life is a ebb and flow with many different paths.

I can honestly say I am happy with the journey God has given me and so thankful to have a best friend by my side.



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Our B & B had the most delightful front porch and when it rained on Sunday we sat at a table and drank rosé and read books and magazines.



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The lighthouse
of Edenton, NC.



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When we got to Edenton we ate lunch and then walked around the tiny town. We stumbled into a wine shop and found they had a beautiful little patio squeezed between the downtown buildings and filled with plants and tables and chairs. We bought a glass of wine and sat outside.
It was an auspicious beginning to the trip.



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 Sunday was rainy and so we did a trolley tour around Edenton and learned about the history of the town.


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One of my favorite afternoons it continued to rain and rain but we borrowed umbrellas and explored the graveyards and towns on foot.



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At night we walked downtown and sat by the water with a glass of wine.



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Witt was inspired by the gardens which we learned are maintained by local volunteers.



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Witt gave me my favorite book in hard cover which was so thoughtful.



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 The trip was our real gifts but I did give Witt Bob Dylan's latest CD. This CD ended up being Sinatra inspired which are my favorite songs so it was a gift for both of us.
I love this song.



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Looking forward to many more.


"With this hand I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way into darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine."
-Tim Burton






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