Last Saturday was our 11 year wedding anniversary! I can't believe how quickly the years stream by. I know I say it all the time, but I'm pretty sure I'll look back on my 30's and wonder where the heck they went. Days spent cooking, cleaning after littles (getting bigger), school drop offs and pickups, overflowing laundry baskets, and carving out time with the kiddos make the days feel so long. But the years are short, my friends! These short years have been the best, though, and every bump and bend in our marriage has just made it stronger. The early days of surprise and learning about each other have made way to a softer, more love-worn knowing of each other. And that's what makes this marriage my soft place to land. It's been a blessed 11 years. It hasn't always been easy, and sometimes life has really battered our souls. But we've been lucky to have each other. Here's to many more years of hardship and happiness, pain and joy, loss and love, and the wisdom to see the beauty in it all.