It’s December 18th here in Japan, which means that today is our two year anniversary!
Two years isn’t very long, but we’ve learned a lot. I read once that marriage was just another means of sanctification, and I can attest to the truth of that. Nothing highlights your own selfishness and stubborness more than living with someone who is going to be there for the rest of your life. Before Wes and I married, we loved each other for a myriad of reasons, but in these past two years, I think I’ve learned to love him most for his willingness to change and grow, to admit fault and to extend forgiveness, and for his constant choice to work on making this marriage more holy, even when he doesn’t feel like it. I feel like we’re still growing up together and will probably feel that way on our 52nd anniversary. God is good for many more reasons than this, but I’m especially thankful that He would choose to use something so wonderful as marriage to THE Wes Faulk to teach me more about who He is.
And thus ends the sappiness.
Two out of three of us are sick. Ana has a cold (runny nose, goopy eyes, cough, sneezing) and has passed it on to Wes. Now that she’s starting to improve, we’re trying to keep her as far away from him as possible so that he won’t give it back to her. I’m having morning sickness, but thankfully, that is NOT contagious, so I can take care of her. She’s so good natured. Even though she’s coughing and has to have a sore throat, she still just smiles up at us like it’s the best day of her life! She was supposed to get her TB shot tomorrow, but with her cold, we may have to reschedule. Maybe that’s what she’s smiling about!