This past weekend we were in Memphis so Jordan could officiate the wedding of friends who are members at our church. We arrived on Friday, the wedding was on Saturday, and we departed early on Sunday to make it home to Jameson for Father’s Day. We didn’t have a ton of time, but we did our best to sample and see some of the great things Memphis has to offer.
Jordan and I are celebrating three years of marriage today.
In the time since we got married, a lot has happened. I moved from my Capitol Hill apartment in D.C. to a brownstone apartment in Harlem. We started a church. We bought and renovated an apartment. We had a baby. In some ways, it feels like time has really flown, and in other ways, we’ve done so much together, it feels like we’ve been married much longer.
Last week Jordan’s parents celebrated 38 years of marriage. And anyone who knows them can tell you they’re not just faithfully married, but happily married.
My sister-in-law (Jordan’s brother’s wife) and I often talk about how we benefit in our marriages because of the awesome example Jordan’s parents have set. This week I got to sit down with them and really ask what has made their marriage so great. Not only was this little “interview” helpful and encouraging, it was also pretty hilarious. Like, truly podcast worthy, if I had only had a recording device. My in-laws are so joined at the hip, they’re kind of like a two-man “act” where they play off one another, and during this interview, I got the best of it.