Today is me and Jeff’s 4th anniversary. In some ways, I can’t believe it’s been 4 years already. But mostly, I feel like it should be way more than that! Not in a bad way, of course, but it kind of seems a life time ago that I walked down the aisle to the most wonderful man God could have ever picked for me. But, maybe that’s because in those 4 years we have moved across the country, graduated from graduate school, bought a house, became temporary parents to 2 boys, forever family for 3 girls, and birthed 1 sweet, sweet little boy. That’s 6 different kids in case anyone is counting. I’d say the last 4 years have been more of an adventure than either of us anticipated on that day. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Jeff Griswold, I never knew it was possible to love you more than I did 4 years ago. But, here I am, blown away by the love I have for you. You are an amazing husband and father. You are dedicated and committed to learning your role as husband and father, and I admire you so much for how much you’ve grown in both. You let me dream and plan and be a bit spontaneous and crazy all while grounding me when I need it, being a steady leader and loving me through some of the hardest moments of my life. You have stood firm at my side, guiding me, loving me, listening, gently rebuking, and loving me better than anyone else could. I am so thankful for you.
Jeff, the last year has by far been the hardest. We’ve gone from 0-4 children and with 3 of those kids being from a difficult past, it’s no wonder we are stretched so thin. I am so thankful that you are walking this crazy path with me. I’m certain I’d be in the nut house by now if it weren’t for you. You’ve loved me so well through all of the crazy. I love you, J.D. Griswold. I am super excited to see what the next 4 years will bring……but, let’s be honest. I’m kind of thinking less crazy would be nice.
Happy anniversary sweet husband!!