like blogs through an hourglass
So for some reason, I've been reading through the archives of my original blog - the one I started way back in 2000 when I was a fresh-faced 20 year old. I actually stumbled on the first year of marriage year and reread that whole year. Can I just say I'm so thankful for all of those who still followed me after that year of mush? I don't think there's a single entry where I didn't gush on about how the husband was the most amazing human on the planet for me and blarrrgggg. I mean, I don't mind reminding myself, but if must have been nauseating. For example, what about this excerpt from February 2005:
Today, we've been married a month. Best month of my life. I'm so darn lucky. He is so perfect (for me). And now I'll stop so y'all don't get sick...;)
But if you look at what happened last year, to this year..... it's amazing what a year I've had. And it's all been worth it I guess, to bring me this joy, and the best husband a girl could ask for.
And that's not even close to the mushiest stuff. (it's all true though - I really do try to be nice and censor a little of my life.)
It has been funny, reading up to our first anniversary, knowing when I got pregnant with WonderGirl and giggling at unsuspecting 25 year old me. Reading about the trainwreck that was my pregnancy and Brasil... I'm so glad I kept a blog. It's far more entertaining than my actual journal. Heck, there are things that I blogged that I had totally forgotten about - did you know I have 2 spleens?? Yeah, they noticed that during one of my ultrasounds. One is normal size, the other is teeny weeny but it's there. How random is that?? And how does a person forget that sort of thing?? Wait - I know - we have kids and our brains fall out.
There have been a lot of other bloggers from back then who have left the bloggering world and only update their lives on Facebook. That's fine and dandy, but I miss y'all. Without blogging, I would never have remembered this gem from June 2005:
So we're sitting there in church yesterday, singing a hymn about Christ with lyrics that say "he came with no apparent beauty that man should him desire" and Jared whispers to me that he thinks that's wrong - that Christ was probably a good looking person - and I whisper no he wasn't and I was pretty sure there was some scripure about that and had to go find it it prove him wroooong.
Found it in Isaiah 52:3 I think, where it says he was not a physically beautiful man, which makes sense, because he appeals to our spiritual sides, to our faith, not to our physical and such so I show him the scripture and say "see? now that makes me what???" (Okay, I was fishing for ths one)"right."
Now, Jared's really smart so when we have a dispute about something, especially gospel-related, I'm usually wrong. So having him say I was right was a cheap thrill, but I wanted to dig a little deeper..."and that makes you...what?"(insert - the correct answer here would be "wrong" but his answer was infinitely funnier)
"Um... it makes me strangely attracted to a man no one else finds attractive?"
I tried not to laugh too loud. I like him:)