Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Love You a Bushel and Peck

Today my husband and I celebrate our 15th year anniversary of marriage.
We didn't meet in some great fairy tale sort of way, in fact it is rather boring. I keep telling him that we need to come up with some wild wonderful story, but we never do. That's ok. We met none the less.
It hasn't been easy, and we've certainly had our trials, but as my original wedding ring had engraved, it has been "bliss"ful. We've had much more joy than sorrow.
We have four beautiful children who all have changed our lives forever.
Seven years into our marriage I fell in love with this man all over again when he changed his life completely, when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. I was surprised with this falling in love all over again. I didn't know people could do that. But I did. In a much more deep and profound way than the first time. I knew the second time was the kind that lasted forever.
He's been my rock, my provider, my friend, my companion, my partner, my lover, my confidant. I couldn't ask for a better dad for my kids.
Today I celebrate all the wonderful things our marriage is, and the good things about us that we bring to it. I gave him a card that said so many things I wanted to say to him, and although I wasn't the author of it, I hope he pays close attention to the words of it. I chose it very carefully and was delighted to find it.
Our wedding day was rainy and I know that sent us good luck. Our sealing date it was something like -20 degrees and I know that solidified (haha, get it... solidified, ice, froze) our good luck. It hasn't been with fortune but it certainly has been with love, good times, and blessings.
The second song playing on my blog this week is "our song". One of our first dates was to see Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves. It was played a lot during that first summer we were together. We had an incident I won't go into detail here, that helped this song become "our song".

I hope that in another 15 years we can finally afford that dream vacation!

He reads my blog so I want to send a shout out to him, Happy Anniversary honey, I love you!

On a side note: Oh my gosh! I am so surprised at what he got me for a gift. Um, let's just say, he shouldn't have! Be watching my Thursday's Thumbs next week!


Brother D said...

Hooray! Happy anniversary!

Ginabear said...

Happy Anniversary my friend! I hope you have many more happy years together! Big hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great tribute to a great man!!! And a GREAT couple.

You two are an inspiration to me!

Luv ya,
banana said...

beautiful post jen. happy for you both. and this is one of my favorite songs, too. and i love that scene in that movie! awh, it just gets to me! every time. blessings, kathleen