Previous installments were 3 Months Into Marriage: Finding Our Rhythm as a Couple, 6 Months Into Marriage: Creating Overlap, 9 Months Into Marriage: Cultivating Laughter, 1 Year Into Marriage: Messy But Beautiful, 1.5 Years Into Marriage: Adventuring Forward, and 2 Years Into Marriage: Normal and Natural.
Yesterday we celebrated our three year wedding anniversary! That’s over 1,000 days of marriage. What a gift! What an accomplishment. I’ve never been shy about sharing the truth of marriage: that it’s harder than we thought it’d be, but so much sweeter too. This third year of marriage has truly illuminated that second part in particular.
I feel like we’ve found “us” in the past year. There’s a sense of identity and belonging that’s wrapped itself around our marriage and relationship that wasn’t fully there before. Though we’re still different, individual people (and always will be), there’s been a blessed unification this year that has made marriage more sacred and special than before.
For two people who have exactly opposite personalities (ISTJ and ENFP on Myers-Briggs), our convictions, beliefs, and dreams for the future are beautifully aligned. Our personalities keep life interesting; our commonalities bind our hearts together. We’re a match made in heaven in the most literal sense.
I love dreaming together and planning together. I love talking about “us” and “our family.” I love being a unit. I’ve always been Miss Independent, and in many ways still am, but marriage has brought out a side of me that relishes in the unity and togetherness. It’s lovely to do life with the man I love.
Riley, you’re everything to me. I love you, I love you, I love you. Happy third anniversary!
// If you’d like to see what our wedding day was like three years ago, here is our wedding film. Enjoy!
Related: 3 Months Into Marriage: Finding Our Rhythm as a Couple, 6 Months Into Marriage: Creating Overlap, 9 Months Into Marriage: Cultivating Laughter, 1 Year Into Marriage: Messy But Beautiful, 1.5 Years Into Marriage: Adventuring Forward, and 2 Years Into Marriage: Normal and Natural. To view all of my wedding and marriage posts, click here.
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Joann Salas says
Congratulations and Happy 3rd Anniversary! Marriage is challenging but so worth it when you have recognized the value in your relationship. I celebrate 10 years this September. Yes, it’s been an adventure and I hope you and Riley continue your adventure with love, health and happiness!
Lonna Hays says
My husband and I opposites on Myers Briggs, too. I think it works!
Happy anniversary Blair and Riley!!
Ah, Blair! How beautiful. The words, the photos…I was especially moved by the foot washing. I’ve never been in a church that actually literally practices it, so it is meaningful to see. Congratulations on three years and may God bless your marriage continually.
Claire B. says
Happy anniversary, Blair! 🙂 We are starting to follow in you guys’ footsteps almost exactly 3 years later, so I’m appreciating your wedding & marriage recaps more and more as time passes. It is lovely to do life with your favorite person!
Beautifully written! Happy anniversary!
Michelle du Preez says
I am so sorry to bother. I don’t know how or where to contact you. But I wanted to ask, as I know this is a very personal question. We are about to get married and setting up our antinuptial contract and I was wondering what advice and things did you two add into your contract from a Jesus loving grace perspective…. My fiance has a business but I am merely a missionary so I dont have a clue about this stuff and what to put in as I would like to keep it Jesus filled and grace based. Please let me know and give some pointers even if you have to mail me personally. Thank you for inspiring and motivating us with your journey and keeping it so real.
May you be blessed with many more abundant years together!!!! Loads of love xx Mish