This little one who has claimed residence inside me has made me want to clean and organize and purge all the things. A strange new addition to my body, a strange new addition to our family – what old can I get rid of? How do we make room? How do we do this? I lean against you and you lean against me and we are held together.
I was cleaning out my Google Drive because why not, and found these words prayed over us that day as we said our vows.
Gratitude for the love that has brought these two together. Commitment of ourselves to love, support and celebrate their lives. Grace and favor of God on their lives.
Isn’t that perfect, what Tim claimed for us 3 years ago? And today, in these thin places, these tight spaces, in this season that feels so unknown so often, they’re ours still. I claim these words for the times when my tears and words fall harsh, when my wifing isn’t done well, when things just. feel hard.
I claim gratitude – for you, for your strong and steady hands, for the ways that you love me big and small, for your hard work and big dreams and how you make me laugh.
I claim commitment – to those who love us and hold us up, to those who stood witness to our vows, to those who witness our every day, to our community far and wide, to our own 2-almost-3 family.
I claim grace – I claim redemption, I claim all things new, I claim abundance, I claim beauty, I claim you & me, I claim faith and life and grace.
I love you. I still do.