Honeymoonin' & Our 5 Year Anniversary

"Enjoy marriage.  Marriage calls you away from your sweet, wild independency.  It does.  It calls you to a place that scares the living daylights out of you.  But is so good for your soul." -Keith Berger, our wedding day Sept 20, 2008

Maison Everett Blog, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in Greece Maison Everett Blog, 5 Years of Marriage, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Years of Marriage, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Years of Marriage, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Years of Marriage, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Years of Marriage, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Years of Marriage, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in GreeceMaison Everett Blog, 5 Years of Marriage, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in Greece Five years ago this week we were venturing the streets of Santorini and Athens by vespa, starting our memories as the newly Mr. and Mrs. Everett.  We were babies!  Looking back, its hard to believe 5 years have already come and gone.  Who knew what was in store?  I don't think either of us did.  But I don't think anyone's advice on how it's done or suggestions to wait till we're older or anything really could have prepared us for marriage.  It's been the past 5 years that are slowly shaping and preparing us for the 50+ years we have to go.  I'd be lying if I said they've been easy.  To be honest, it's been some of the harder years of my life.  Marriage calls me out of my independency.  It calls me to love Greg - and that doesn't mean just the things I adore about him.  It means loving the things about him that have changed over the past five years, the things that will continue to change about him in the years to come.  To love him in the harder seasons (hello, law school and newborn baby!) when all I really want to do is run away and find my own happiness.  It's not that being with Greg is hard.  It's giving up my own freedoms and expectations that can be challenging.  It's learning how to allow the changes, unexpected seasons, and natural differences to be things that grow us instead of separate us.  Its hard because its uncomfortable.  It's in those places where I want to put up my guard and am afraid that I'll fail.  That we'll fail.  But it's also in those places, that we are pushed to really see what loving someone looks like.  Marriage has gifted me with that, and strangely, I'm thankful for it.  For everything marriage has gifted me...not only the incredible memories like those when we were just newlyweds in Greece.  But also for the times that have forced me into a deeper place that scares the living daylights out of me.  A place where I have to be vulnerable, allow myself to love and be loved, allow mistakes and forgiveness and beauty amidst the uncertainties and change. Marriage calls me there with Greg, and I couldn't imagine it being any other person but him. Here's to five years ago in a small cafe in Athens, to five years of marriage this year, and to the fifty+ more that we've been called to venture together... Maison Everett Blog, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in Greece Maison Everett Blog, 5 Years of Marriage, 5 Year Anniversary, Honeymoon in Greece

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