Today, June 25th, 2010, my husband and I have been married for 5 years. They say that the 5th year anniversary is the the 'year of wood', which represents strength and longevity.
Five years sounds like such a small amount of time. But, sadly, in today's modern culture, 5 years of marriage is more than a lot of people make it to. To me, it feels like we've been married for decades. Already, in our short time of being married we've gone through some pretty low valley's. There have been moments when the murky waters and dense underbrush have seemed too tough to wade through. The light overhead has faded and we haven't been able to see our way. At these times when it would have been so easy to call it quits, we've looked to God as our source of Light and He has guided us through. And always, the view from the top of the mountain has been worth the difficult trek up it.