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Two years. We use years to describe our past and future, but never the present, and anything that you describe with the unit of years is an accomplishment. Two years of marriage is an accomplishment.
How do you summarize a year?! Devra and I decided to reminisce today, about the past year of our lives together, and to sum it up… this is what we came up with. A lot has happened, a lot has stayed the same, and there is still a lot we wish to do.
Since our one year anniversary there has not been a lot that has changed on the outside of our lives… that is to say that for the most part, not much has changed from the perspective of those outside of thePomeroyLife. But that’s not to say that much has not changed for Devra and me. A lot of decisions were made this year, decisions that will likely define the next couple of years of our lives. So here are a few headlines from year two:
1) Will finished all of his class work for his master’s degree
2) Will started working at Home Depot
3) We got plugged into a strong community of friends
4) We got more involved in ministry… we serve together
5) Devra started working towards a degree in Dietetics
6) We decided against buying a home (a couple of times)
7) Celebrated the life of Will’s Grandpa
8) Embraced a more thankful lifestyle
9) Adopted a healthier lifestyle (mostly our diets)
10) Spent more time investing in our family
Through all of those items (and several others over the last 365 days) we grew. We always knew that we are opposites, but through all those decisions, accomplishments, and memories we learned exactly how opposite we are. But hey, opposites attract! Still, this last year really required Devra and I to communicate, and to grow/challenge each other. I (Will) am so thankful to have a partner in this life… someone who helps me become the “me I want to be.” And I (Devra) am beyond grateful for a teammate who has the grace and patience necessary to help polish my rough spots and make my best spots shine.
Our first year of marriage seemed like it was all sunshine and rainbows, but this year didn’t have quite as much of that feel. We’re not saying that things were rocky; there was just less time to celebrate and slow down. We did not get to vacation (just the two of us) this past year, something we really want and need to do in year 3.
All things considered… we love each other very much. Love is still a choice, and we continue to learn how to best show that love to each other. We’ve made great strides in not going to sleep angry and being kind to one another… just like my grandpa taught us.
Love is a choice, Divorce is not an option, and our love is a reflection of Christ’s love for the church.
We’ll be back tomorrow with a post about how we celebrated our Cotton Anniversary!
I have not blogged much lately. I have been busy trying out new recipes, helping Will with the Garden, trying out yoga, getting friend hitched, and cleaning the house because today my sister is coming to visit!
We’ll start with the yoga. I have posted about fitness some on this blog, mostly about training for half marathons/failed attempts at training for a whole marathon. I plan on writing a post about my current fitness habits soon, but the gist of it is that I have been trying to make a more balanced routine. Running and strength. Rather than just be the cardio queen I want to work on the strength of the rest of my muscles and on my balance.
If you know me, you know that literal balance is not something that I inherently possess. But while working on my physical balance, I am also trying to work on balance in the more metaphorical sense.
Balance of time with friends vs time for family vs time spent serving others vs. church vs time spent on things around the house vs homework vs exercise vs me time.
One of the items that has to be worked into the mix at the moment is the garden. Tending, harvesting, and eating it!
Will was super proud of himself from the multi-colored beans and carrots. Mostly because he knew how thrilled I would be by them! As far as Will is concerned I like color a little too much. Lol. But this is one of the ways that he shows me how much he loves and appreciates me for me. =)
Some of the recipes that we have tried out in the last couple weeks have been really great!
- Thisstuffed pork tenderloin that was stuffed with lettuce from our own garden! (we didn’t brine ours, or use the provolone cheese)
- Berry Cobbler, and berry cobbler again…. and a third time. It is summer you know.
- This chocolate chip cookie recipe, but with Gluten Free flour (some oat, almond, tapioca, white & brown rice)
- And of course pulled pork.
Stay tuned for stories, recipes, and who knows what from all the shenanigans my sister and I will get ourselves into over the next week!