Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Anniversary I Love You!

Today is a wonderful Thankful Thursday. It is the first of 2011 and also my 16th Wedding Anniversary. It could not be more fitting for my first post of this New Year.
Let me preface by saying I can't figure out how to get each song link to open up a new page, so you have to hit the back button if you click on one to view/listen. Sorry..
Sixteen Years ago my husband I headed to Las Vegas to get married. It was just the two of us and we thought we had it all figured out. Sixteen years later I can tell you, we are still trying to figure it all out. Our youthful ignorance is gone, we realize that marriage is a lot of work; we realize raising children is the most difficult job in town and that money is hard to come by even if the world tells you otherwise.
That reminds me of this  song
  I Saw Her Standing There Paul McCartney

We have had a very long and windy road but I can say there are miles and miles of road in which we will still travel together even if we hit bumps, sometimes ditches, along the way.
That reminds me of this song
  The Long and Winding Road Paul McCartney

To go way back the first song that crossed our paths in our young 20’s happened as we left work and headed our way to Newport Beach in California. It was a warm summer day and the two of us and a coworker took his truck for a ride. Along the way this song came on and I think we were hooked- we both started singing and the melody/harmony of our voices was unbelievable. This song
The Eagles- Hotel California
I feel very lucky to have such a great man in my life. He is very supportive of my desire to run my own quilting business. He enjoys girly flicks with me not just macho ones. We have so much in common. We love long walks, the beach, fishing and all sorts of games. We enjoy working on our house to make it a better home, despite all the hard work. I think the one thing I like the most is that we can communicate. I know so many couples who talk down to one another, yell at each other, play head games and argue. We are not like that. We might disagree, all couples do but we have love and respect for each other and value one another’s opinions. I am truly an equal in our marriage. We stand by one another.
This Song..
We have seen much loss during the time we have been married but much happiness too. We have both lost our mothers, lost our twin of Zekaryah’s, a baby a few months after Mekenzei.We have purchased two homes, lived in many apartments, gone through many jobs between the two of us but together raise three wonderful children that we could not be more proud of. 
This Song
Westlife You Raise Me Up
This past year I really saw the quality in Paul as I went through the passing of my mother. I don’t think I have ever been held so much. I don’t think I have ever cried so much. I don’t think I have ever known the comfort that I have felt this past year. I really felt loved because He loves me. I have felt very blessed this year.
This Song  
Because you Loved Me- Celine Dion
I don’t know what our future holds, that is in the Hands of our Heavenly Father. I pray that 2011 will come with even more love, growth, joy and contentment. I pray that we will grow together even more than we have already. I pray that we learn how to meet each others needs more and that we be an example of what the Lord wants out of a marriage, a couple and of Christian parents.
This song:
Dan Fogelberg- Longer

I love you so much, and can’t wait to see what the next 50+ years hold for us. I love you now and forever.

Thankful Thursday is being hosted by Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. Please visit her and thank her for hosting this month.
Oh and don't forget to enter my giveaway for the month.


  1. Happy Anniversary!! Thanks expressing your heart and your thankfulness!

  2. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy Anniversary... and.. happy TT. It's going to be a wonderful year in service to our King. Hugging you. Lynn


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