I was reading through some old entries in my journal (it says something about how dedicated I am to journaling that I've had the same journal for four and a half years) and I found one from a month after Jon and I got married. I wrote a prayer in it, which struck me and I think I could pray this every day for the rest of my life:
"Make us holier because of each other, but let us LOVE each other beautifully and stubbornly and righteously... Be our everything. Give us wisdom and perseverance and strength to live out that wisdom... Let your love be in us and let that love mark us and change us."
As I re-prayed the above today, I've seen God work these things in our marriage, but I have a deeper realization of our need for Him to keep doing so.
With Valentine's Day coming up, I am truly grateful for my best friend and humbled that God gave him to me.
"Oh God who hast consecrated the state of matrimony to such an excellent mystery... look mercifully on these thy servants." From The Book of Common Prayer