Monday, October 4, 2010

On Our Anniversary

Two years ago I woke up to my sister and had a full day of wedding fun ahead of me. Today I woke up to the man of my dreams who I am so thankful chose to marry me that day two years ago.
Alot has happened in the last two years. We have moved from an apartment to a house that's our own. We have a dog and a baby on the way. We've completed a big chunk of school. Changed jobs (well I did and Patrick wishes he did). We've had our hard times but thankfully WAY more good times.
On October 4, 2008 we voluntarily chose to bind ourselves to one another in love. I could never imagine choosing a better man to bind myself to. I am so in love with Patrick James Schreiner it blows my mind. He is not perfect and neither am I but together we are striving to love each other and our Lord more and more.
Being married has taught me an amazing amount about the unfailing love of Christ and his relationship with his bride. As I see very plainly how Patrick and I fail each other I see even more how we fail our Lord. Yet when I see the love we still have for each other and the commitment we daily live out to one another I see Christ's unchanging love and perfect faithfulness toward his people. I see how the Lord is daily refining us and using our relationship with each other to make us more like Him.
I look forward with great anticipation to the many many years we have ahead of us. I am thrilled that I get to be the helpmate to this man. What an honor! What a joy to serve him. I am thrilled that when I am sitting at home with (hopefully) many kids and feel overwhelmed that Patrick will be the one coming home to help and love me in the midst of all our craziness. I am loving the fact that my kids get to have him as a Dad and I'll get to admire his love for them. I can't wait to grow old with Patrick. He's the only one I'd ever want to spend my life with.

I heard this song by Andrew Peterson and really liked it. It's called "Dancing in the minefields." I feel like is often the way marriage is. Here's a video of the song with the lyrics written out below.

well I was 19 you were 21, the year we got engaged
everyone said we were much to young, but we did it anyway
we got the rings for 40 each from a pawnshop down the road
we said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago
we went dancing in the minefields
we went sailing in the storms
and it was harder than we dreamed
but I believe that’s what the promise is for

well ‘I do’ are the two most famous last words; the beginning of the end
but to lose your life for another I’ve heard is a good place to begin
cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down
and I believe it’s an easy price for the life that we have found

and we’re dancing in the minefields
we’re sailing in the storm
and this is harder than we dreamed
but I believe that’s what the promise is for
that’s what the promise is for

so when I lose my way, find me
when I loose love's chains, bind me
at the end of all my faith
to the end of all my days
when I forget my name, remind me

cause we bear the light of the son of man
so there’s nothing left to fear
so I’ll walk with you in the shadow lands
'til the shadows disappear

cause he promised not to leave us,
and his promises are true
so in the face of this chaos baby,
i can dance with you

so lets go dancing in the minefields
lets go sailing in the storms
oh lets go dancing in the minefields
and kicking down the doors
oh lets go dancing in the minefields
and sailing in the storms
oh this is harder than we dreamed
but I believe that’s what the promise if for
that’s what the promise is for

PJS I love you!!! Happy 2 years!


  1. Happy Anniversary!! :)

  2. Happy Anniversary! What a sweet post. :-)

  3. Great photos! You guys look super happy, Happy Anniversary!

  4. Happy Anniversary (a little late)! I just heard that song for the first time too and really like it. Thanks for posting the video and lyrics.