Tuesday, September 23, 2008

8 Years!

Today I celebrate 8 wonderful years of marriage to my best friend in the whole world! It’s hard to believe it was 8 years ago that we were planning, inviting, shopping, having family down, and getting ready for our wedding day! Which by the way was TOTALLY beautiful and EVERYTHING I ever imagined it to be!

Now here we are today – 10 years after we started dating and 8 years of marriage – with 2 wonderful, healthy children, David’s running his own successful computer consulting business, I get to stay home with the little ones – we have a beautiful home, a dog (which I’m still trying to find someone who would like to take her?!?!), godly friends, and a good church. I never thought I would be this happy in all my life!

Not to say it’s always been rose petals and rainbows (sometimes we still have a tiff or two). We’ve had our times – just like everyone else – but what’s most important is that we have found and continue to find ways to work through those things. Also we made and effort and a commitment to keep Christ at the center of our lives and our home, and He’s been faithful to us as well. Marriage isn’t always easy, but I wouldn’t go back for anything in the world! I truly love being married – and I couldn’t have asked for a better husband than David!

I’ve been truly blessed! I pray the same happiness for my friends in their marriages! And for my single friends (Sahara, I’m thinking mostly of you Sister!) I pray that the Lord will send you the godly spouse you desire and then spend the rest of your married life blessing you for trusting in Him!

I encourage you today to think about how much God loves us, and how he shows that love to us thru our marriages!

David, I love you Baby! Thanks for 8 amazing years! I'm looking forward to the next 60!


PaPa said...

You are such a blessing to our family. I think that you and David should celebrate by having us another grandchild or two! May this be a very special day for you and David. We love you. Ed

Bets said...

Happy Anniversary! I happen to agree that marriage is such an awesome blessing, and even more so to be married to your best friend. And we happen to think that David's pretty great as well and are very happy that you made him part of our family. We miss you guys!

Lukw & Avery's Nanny said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Daddy & I are so thrilled to see your relationship be what it is. We couldn't have chosen a better son-in-law or a better father for our grandchildren. Continue to keep Christ at the center of your lives & you will be rewarded in countless & endless ways.

Jessi said...

Awww...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I have such fond, fond memories of your wedding and am so very glad we could be a part of it. And I do agree with Bets - we think David's pretty terrific, and we're so happy God brought the two of you together! I know it's a little late, but I hope you enjoyed your date!!

Holly said...

Thank you all so much! I love each of you as well, and Jess and Bets, thanks for you're kind words - you all happened to be down visiting at the beginning of our relationship - weird how long ago that seems!

Love you all!