Nov 3, 2010

Marriage


Well, I thought that I would do a better job at maintaining our blog after the busyness of the wedding had ceased, but as you can tell, that's not the case. I'm not even sure how many people are still reading this!

It's now been a few days over 2 months and I can't say that marriage has been significantly different than I had imagined (in a good way.) We have found ourselves to be really busy, so I'm looking forward to winter, when it gets darker earlier and I feel less guilty about pjs and the couch at 6 p.m.

we're certainly learning a lot about god, even in this quick 2 months. i can't think of anything that will make us more like christ than being married to ian, and that is the purpose of marriage. we had many many reasons that we waited this long to get married, but if anything, i would've done it sooner. i love being married to ian. it just feels natural. he's my best friend. we both wish this were much different, wish for no brain injury, wish that he had his dad back- and there is real grief and real battles and real temptation tied into that- but we are both learning daily to value christ higher than perfect communication, life without a wheelchair and physical ease.

god is good. and i'm glad to be a murphy.

larissa

(p.s. pee wee herman and dotty!!)

31 comments:

ShorterMama said...

I remember thinking that life would slow down after wedding planning too. Life definitely gets busier right after marriage. Glad you're loving it!

miriam said...

i love reading your blog...it always encourages me to love the Lord and love my husband more....thanks for writing...

- miriam

teachingtolearn said...

We are still here :). Thanks for the update. Praise God. He is so faithful to sanctify us and gives such good gifts. I'm glad you are enjoying marriage.

Anonymous said...

so happy for you all & still praying for you.

elisabethanna said...

I've read your blog for sometime but never commented before. Your thoughts never cease to point me to my Savior. Thanks for writing.
P.S. I'm going to go out on a limb about your costumes... Grace Kelly and James Stewart from Rear Window

Emily said...

i read it :-)

been praying for you guys since i found your blog several years ago. so glad to read your thoughts- THANK YOU for sharing!

Wendy Glosser said...

Still reading and praying here in OK!! Life is busy...and you are living it! I'll take what I can get!

Jack and Gina Plain said...

Still here enjoying the inspiration from your blog and trying to remember to pray as I do. I hope you'll give us a hint of who you're dressed as.

Adam said...

Ian is Peewee Herman and you are Princess Leia. High five? Praying for you two!

pashoff said...

I am still reading your blog and have never met either of you. I attend CrossWay Church of Lancaster. I continue reading because your story is about walking out our faith in the best of times and in the worst of times.
And I read most of all because your blog coninues to bring glory to God!

Emma said...

I still read it :)

Emma said...

I am still reading it :)

Libby said...

I check often for updates, and love reading them when they are here....and I have no idea what the costume is =) I thought you were princess leia...but Ian's costume threw me off!~

Jenn said...

I'm still reading! Thanks for still writing so I still know what to pray for. :)

Is that Pee Wee Herman in the picture?

Sharon said...

Still reading and praying here too, Ian and Larissa! May the Lord continue to draw each of you to His Likeness....

babydoc said...

Larissa and Ian,

I love you like you were my real friends, not just cyber ones...when I consider my grief and trials these past 3 or so years...one thing I'm forever grateful for is that God caused my to 'stumble' across your blog, me here in the UK...

'...whatever you're doing...'Santcus Real

Don't give up the blog...I've learnt so much from you both, keep sharing as you feel able.

Liz, UK. X

Anonymous said...

I still read!

Heidi said...

Larissa & Ian
I am still reading your blog and you have convinced me to get John Piper's book "Momentary Marriage". Can't wait to read it! Your willingness to share and encourage others is awesome! Keep it up even if it means once a month! You both have a great message about the true meaning of love that this world needs to hear! I'm thinking you should follow John's example and write a book!

Lucy and Rod Goshow said...

Keep on writing and we'll keep on reading! You're an encouragement! Blessings to the two of you!

Mike, Lori & the girls said...

still here Larissa & Ian.... reading from Sullivan Co. Happy to hear that you've married your best friend. It only gets better. :)

Leslie DAwn said...

Yes Larissa & Ian I am still checking on your blog & praying over you two. God is blessing your marriage♥ Our 24 y.o. had a TBI on 5/5/07. I care for Laurie at our home with our 5 sons. God provides☼

Cynthia said...

Um.....I think that A LOT of us are still reading. You've totally hooked us....'cause your life is real and we see the light of God in your life. And your trials are real. And we find encouragement to keep fighting the good fight of faith.....as we see you are.

Much love,
Cynthia Haughery

Anonymous said...

Larissa & Ian--

I doubt there's a more encouraging blog out there. God has been so good to you guys, and it's so refreshing to read all about it. I hope you keep posting... I don't think all of us will stop praying any time soon:)

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for writing. God's grace and sufficiency shine forth so clearly from the stories you share. Many prayers for you today - so glad I stumbled across your blog as I am reminded to fight for a deeper love for Jesus, a greater realization that this is not my home, and that our lives really come when we give them away. Biggest blessings to you and Ian. You adorn the Gospel :)

Anonymous said...

still reading... thanks for writing!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the costume :) Perfect!

Still praying :)

Leah

Anonymous said...

Never stoped reading and praying.

Having faith in God and following his will does not mean you cannot wish.

God will bless

Minori Family

Anonymous said...

I was introduced to your story through Radical Womanhood. Your testimony has been such an encouragement to me and I often check your site to see what is going on with you two! What an amazing blessing you two have been in my life as I see a living testimony of the love of our Savior in action! Can't wait to meet you two on the other side!! Keep praising our Lord!!

Anonymous said...

God is great indeed. I still read your post and look forward to the lessons and inspirations that I get from reading it. I too wish that I have Steve back but I surrender to the fact that I am not going to see him again in this life and long to see him again in the life after. Steve and his family are in my heart, it has been more than a year ago that God has chosen to have Steve. As much as I yearn to see Steve next door again, but I surrender to the fact that God wanted Steve in heaven more than I wanted Steve next door. God Bless you all.
Azad

Anonymous said...

Like so many others, I still read your blog! It magnifies Christ and inspires me to love the Savior and others more. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. I still pray for you and Ian, and the Murphy family.
~Beth Mellinger

Aretha Hankinson said...

I'm still reading! And I've been led in recent days to share this blog on my Facebook page and with a friend who's trusting God in a difficult illness. You write beautifully and never fail to encourage me to trust God more. Thank you for using your gift and your life to bring Him glory.