Well after dreaming about this for a long time and having Ryan listen to me over and over about wanting to start a blog its happening. Originally I wanted to start a blog about my love of fashion and slowly over time my thoughts went from fashion to just how Ryan and I live our every day life. Our life together has been interesting to say the least. We've struggled, man have we ever struggled. Between Ryan's accident, my accident, our 3 year struggle with IVF and bumps in our marriage we finally are at a point in life where we are actually living our life. The one change we made to finally start living our life was putting God first in our marriage. God has always been there but between our selfish ways and stubborn attitudes we lost sight of what truly matters in this life.
Yesterday was our 6 year wedding anniversary and to be honest we both weren't sure if we would actually make it to our 6 year anniversary, but by the grace of God, the love and support of family and friends we did! A verse we chose for our wedding day comes from the book of James 1 versus 2-4 and 12. James states; Consider it pure joy brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance . Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. These versus have played a huge roll in our life together, I'm grateful for our trials because we wouldn't be who are today with out them.
Life is hard, marriage is hard, you toss a wheelchair in the mix and it makes things even more challenging somedays, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Ryan and I are big believers in that everything happens for a reason good or bad. Its how you handle those situations that make a difference. Part of the reason I wanted to start this blog and share our life with others is to get out more awareness about paralysis or people in wheelchairs. To hopefully be able to help others in a similar situation and just to show people that whatever life tosses at you, nothing is impossible. I have a husband who teaches me that every day. God only gives us this one life and we want to live it! For us and our so called "normal" life it may take more planning and organizing but the journey is what its all about.
So from time to time I'll be blogging about our adventures, big or small, good or bad, either way it should be fun or at least entertaining with Ryan by my side. And so it begins.....