Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fifteen Years Ago...



Fifteen years ago, this morning, I was getting ready to say my vows. A flurry of hairspray and special friends, dresses and makeup...Lots of preparation for such a big 'day.'

I have heard many times since (and I would concur) that all the preparation that goes into that big day is somewhat stressful and way over rated. I do not want to diminish the value of that special day for I am as girly as they come. Feeling princessy and beautiful is one of my favorite things to do...and it happens too few times in our everyday life. BUT, the same everyday grind is so much more important in the grand scheme of things. Our everyday little, insignificant, everyday choices are a composite picture of who we are.



After fifteen years, 9 different homes (not including that dump of a temp location in FL), 8 cars, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 4 kids (dogs and cats are gone, but we liked the kids!), 14 fish (easy pets), career changes, church changes, times of plenty and times of want, homeschooling, and more...

I love my husband and the life we have built. Our struggles and the choices made have shaped our character and by God's grace, we have learned and grown from them. By todays standards, fifteen years sounds like such a long time but I hope that we can put those standards to shame. I looking forwards to countless more years with my Mr. Wonderful.

Happy anniversary honey, I love you very much!


**yes, I did take pictures of my wedding pictures as scanning is a technology that eludes me.

7 comments:

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! You looked radiant then, you sound so now :). Hope y'all have a marvelous day & night & YEAR!

BTW, are y'all goin' somewhere special for dinner?

Elaine A. said...

I am not sure if I've ever been to your blog before! I LOVE your blog template - so cute!!!

Congratulations on 15 years! That is wonderful!
We have our 9 year in a few weeks! : )

Kristen M. said...

The grins on your faces say it all.
Happy Anniversary!

Debbie said...

Just found your blog. Happy Anniversary. Love the pictures.

Renae said...

Happy Anniversary! Our 15th is coming up in December. It's hard to believe that it was so many years ago...

Maybe I'll get up the guts to post my wedding picture this year. I wish someone would have told me to take off my 80s glasses. ;) And you look beautiful, by the way!

Recovering Sociopath said...

The everyday grind is indeed the real measure. You've got it right!

Talkin' Texan said...

Congratulations and blessings for many more. (27 years myself) One of my daughters is going to wed in January. I've told her many times that all the wedding stuff is pretty much just stuff. Like you say--it's the daily grind that brings out the flavor in marriage. Keep hanging in there.
BTW you have a nice looking blog. Found you through CWO. Feel free to stop by and see me some time. You can brag on your hubby there on one of my posts.
(What's Up)www.writeforhim.blogspot.com