Nine years ago today, this particular Ward family was established. We lived in a small apartment with a Milwaukee address. Two degrees between us with hopes of more. Two beginning careers. No kids or babies but dreams of a full house someday. Quite a bit of mismatched furniture. And lots of plan for the future.
Fast-forward to 2010. We now live in a four bedroom house with a Grand Rapids address. We love how filled it becomes for holiday celebrations and visiting friends. The bedroom across the hall from us is painted bright yellow and has a crib, a toddler bed, and an orange 4-year-old's bed. Lots of princess clothes are draped over our now slightly matched furniture. We've added two master's degrees which we like to think have helped us in the recent years navigate the difficult economy and run our household. We still have lots of plans for the future--probably more now than ever.
Thank you to all of you who joined us in windy, rainy Berrien Springs nine years ago today. We love remembering what a speical day that was. We pray God's blesssings on your families as well.