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    7 years is the perfect number.

    Seven years.

    We’ve been through quite a whirlwind during our first few years together which included an unplanned pregnancy (thank GOD!!!! Nadia’s the BEST!), a big move away from any family and friends we had, a deployment from hell that lasted much longer than it should have lasted, family crises, much more time away from each other until the Navy days were over, a couple more moves, house hunting, an autism diagnosis, ginormous financial burdens, and all the day to day stuff that can bring a little extra stress into our lives….

    But somehow, SOMEHOW, even when life throws us some curveballs, our biggest argument is still debating who is the bigger charity case in the relationship.  And I’m sorry, but I’m stickin’ to my guns- You’re so far out of my league it’s not even funny.  😉

    In the Bible, the number seven is always representative of completeness or a finished work.  I woke up this morning and was given what I believe to be a prophetic word about our seventh year of marriage- For six years, we’ve been molded through trials and tests of every kind.  We’ve had hits thrown at us that could have caused major division, but we pressed through, determined to be teammates and a couple that will pray hand in hand when things aren’t exactly easy.  We’ve had our fair share of ups, but there’s no denying that we’ve been at work nonstop, making big decisions and doing our best to not let the downs in life get in the way of the good stuff.  But now, it seems like we’ve finally hit a stride, & I believe we’re entering a new season together.  A season of enjoying the fruits of our labor.  A time where we can finally go on dates while Nadia’s in school, and a time where we can cross some things off a bucket list and just rest.  And I have to tell you- I’m so looking forward to our year seven.  It’s going to be ah-mazing!

    And, Dana- YOU are amazing, and I give God the glory and the thanks and all the happy tears because I know without a single doubt that I was made for you and you for me.  So, happy anniversary!  I will never stop being obnoxiously, fantastically, over-the-moon, jump-in-your-arms, happily in love with you.

    XOXO, Embee   😉

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