Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Where my husband and I spent our honeymoon
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts Metamorphosis Monday each week, which is such a fun feature. Today I was going to tell you about a little project I completed recently, but I decided to share something much more personal with you instead.
You see, today is my wedding anniversary. As of this day, my husband and I have been married 24 years. And as I was thinking about metamorphoses (is that the correct plural form?), I couldn't help but think of how I had changed over the past 24 years.
- 24 years ago, I thought I was so mature. I now realize that maturing takes a long time, and I still have a ways to go.
- 24 years ago, I thought I knew pretty much the path my life would take. I now realize that no one ever knows exactly the path her life will take.
- 24 years ago, I thought I knew all about faith in general, and my faith in particular. I now realize that faith is something that is not necessarily (or even ideally) set in stone when one is 21 years old.
- 24 years ago, I thought that marriage was a destination at which I had finally arrived after months of waiting for the "big day." Now I know that what had arrived was just the wedding ceremony--and that marriage is a journey that will take a lifetime to travel.
- 24 years ago, I thought that no one could be more in love with anyone than I was with my husband. Now I know that the love I felt on that day was just a hint of what was to come.
So what has changed? Where has the metamorphosis taken place? I think it's been in my mind and my heart. I am so grateful that I have changed. I was not a bad person 24 years ago, but I have changed a great deal. And I am still changing. My desire is to change more and more--to become more like Jesus, more full of the spirit of God. I am grateful that, for 24 years now, through better and worse, through richer and poorer, through sickness and health, my darling husband has helped me to change into the person I am becoming.