I weigh three times my body

I had a moment of clarity today.

I was assembling an invitation for our wedding celebration when I stopped to look at our picture. I've seen it 500+ times already, but this time, I just stopped. And really looked.

In preparing this invitation for a mentor of yours, I contemplated the pairing of the two of us. And I thought, "I am going to be Ian's wife. I am the person that is going to be with him forever. I am with him and he is with me." And when I give this invitation to our teacher, he will look at it, not knowing me very well, and fit the puzzle together.

He knew Ian would get married at some point. Now he is. She is found, and this girl, right here in this picture, is that person. Anna James is that person. Anna is that person.

I am that person.

And it just made sense. It made logical sense that my name was next to yours, that my head was on your shoulder, that I would be your companion. Forever. It's good. It's great. It's right.  

It's a small moment, sure, but it's those moments that add the weight to the anchor of life with you.


Photo by Miesh Photography


Brissa said...

love is a wonderful, magical, incredible thing.

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Levi and Allison said...

Beautiful, Anna. I'm very happy for you.

ayley said...

YOU are brilliant.

Anna said...

Just want to follow up this little sap story with this:


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Catherine said...

I seriously have CHILLS reading this. So very happy and excited for you and Ian!!!

Kelli Anderson said...

yeah i love this. and i can totally completely entirely relate.

L J said...