Thursday, March 12, 2015

Vow Renewal

We mentioned in the past that Ray and I had a Vow Renewal Ceremony a few years ago. I've been cleaning out our computer files for the past few days (which has been an exhausting task!) and stumbled upon our Vow Renewal file. I thought I'd share some of our photos from the event as a reminder of the hope there is even in the darkest of situations. Our marriage is such a testament of what God is capable of doing and we are beyond grateful for the opportunity to continually share our story with each of you. Thank you all so much for the continued comments, emails, prayers, and support. Our marriage is not "fixed".. but it has come such a long way! Enjoy these photos from our ceremony.





















6 comments:

  1. I have found your blog through Pinterest. In November my husband found out about my affair. It has been hell and seems like this time has drug on forever. We are slowly working together and trying to make our relationship work. I have realized through the help of Jesus that I was a person that I will never be again. I am so glad I found your blog, as I get desperate to find any kind of help or resource that could help us.

    Thanks!!! Jodi

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! I hope our testimony of what we've been through will help you as you navigate through the recovery process.

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  2. You look stunning in this dress! I think such events will make your relationship stronger. With god’s grace, we don’t have any kind of such problems in our relationship. We just completed seven years of our married life. For the celebrations party we reserved a semi-private beach location for vows. It was another fantastic day of our life!

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    1. Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on our blog. Your support means the world to us. Praise God for your marriage story and the love that you and your spouse share :)

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  3. Hannah...how can one move on w/o remembering what our spouse has done to us??? Its been 3 yrs since i found out about my husband and yet feel as if it was yesterday. Plus i have the agonizing fear that the child the other woman had may be my husband's which we do not know for sure and i know w/o a doubt that if it were so i could not stay in the marriage. How do i "try" and stay happy or even stay by his side not knowing the answer...should i just live day by day working on this marriage and leave it up to God or should i just end it now and avoid the heartache later. Please help i need some advice from somebody...anybody. Thank you for this blog i look forward to reading them.

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    1. Every situation is different. There are days that it still feels like yesterday for us too. It never goes away completely. At least, it hasn't gone away for us.

      You'll never forget what happened. However, it has been my experience that the more I work towards real healing, the further those memories get from my daily thought life.

      Your fears about the child is totally understandable. I can't imagine living with that over my head. Only you can decide what is right for you. If you feel like you need an answer to whether or not the child is your husbands, then I would encourage you to pursue finding an answer. But just remember that you can't un-know it once you have an answer. Be sure that you really do want to know, no matter what the outcome would be.

      I will never encourage any spouse to "end it now and avoid the headache later" because that is not a real option. Heartache is inevitable in these situations. There will be pain if you stay, there will be pain if you leave. You have to decide which pain you can handle.

      For me, it has been very much worth it to stay. Especially considering we have kids together. When we hit tough seasons, it can be easy to think that the grass is greener on the other side but I know that's not true. My husband is an incredible man. He has his flaws just like the rest of us but I know that our life together is so much better (even on the hard days) than our lives could ever be apart.

      When we have a bad day, I tell myself.. "for better or for worse". Some days are the "worse" but the "better" days are always right around the corner. And the harder we work, the more frequent the good days are and the fewer the hard days are.

      Hope this helps! God Bless!

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