My goodness! How has it already been 3 whole years of being Mrs. Klockenga! I can’t quite believe it. I’m so thankful and grateful that God chose me to be married to Hayden. If you don’t know him, Hayden is seriously one of the sweetest and kindest people you will ever meet. I definitely married WAYYYYYY up.
This year feels a little different because while we are celebrating our 3 years today, in just 4 days my brother and his fiancée will say “I do.” The wedding feels are a little different, but the hustle and bustle of the week reminds me of the hours and days leading up to my favorite moment of all time – walking down the aisle with my daddy to be given away to Hayden.
Over the past 3 years, we’ve learned a LOT. We’ve learned how we work best as a team, how to support each other, what annoys each other, how to talk better to each other, and so many more things (like how ALL of our trips have some comical/unpredictable turn to them, how we get lost driving often, how sometimes Pinterest recipes aren’t as promising as they seem, how to stretch a dollar for a cheap date night…).
If there’s one thing I would tell myself 3 years ago or any newly married couple, it’s to continue to pursue each other. Always. I know we’ve only been together for 5.5 years and only 3 of those we’ve been married. However, continuing to pursue each other (& Christ) and focusing on clear communication has been key in our relationship.
Loving someone is a choice. I’ve heard the following saying recently “if we can fall in love then there’s a good chance we can fall out of love too.” I believe that’s true, & I’m not too naive to believe that being in love with someone just happens. It’s a choice.
So, thanks for choosing me Hayd, for continuing to choose me day after day even when I’m crazy, wayyyy too talkative, when my random dance moves might be embarrassing, when I snap back instead of listen, when I judge before I accept, when I don’t fully communicate, when I’m selfish, and so many other times when I fall short of the woman God created and asked me to be. Thank you for choosing me.
Happy 3 years sweetie!