Thursday, August 20, 2009

And we're back

So I took a little break. I didn't intend to stay away for the whole week, it just happened. Friday I left town and came home late Monday night. And then, I had to clean on Tuesday and had no time for blogging. Wednesday came around and well, Top Chef premier started, so that was out of the question to sit at the computer! But today is Thursday, I guess. I am really goofed up this week! But anyway, you get my anniversary post, meant to go out last Friday since that was the actual anniversary, but me being the procrastinator that I am, I am a week late. But here it is anyway! 12 years ago we were married. Right out of high school. No one thought it would last and yet, here we are. Going strong. God is good. (I know some people lost bets as we crossed that 3, 5, and 10 year mark-ha!) Ahem. Apologies accepted. But really- look how crazy young we were! And look! I had collar bones yet! And after a few year of infertility, we were blessed with this little wonder. Dear Jackson came into this world weighing 3lb 6oz born at 29 weeks. That man of mine never looked better than he did holding that teeny tiny baby so proudly. My dad said that Steve walked a little straighter and taller that day. I concur.
And then, two years later, this sweet little thing stole my man's heart. She still hasn't given it back to him. I don't think she will. And look at my little bitty boy there! He was so small... he's so big now... sigh... oh, this isn't about the kids? Okay, moving on.
Here we are today. Many twists and turns, many storms weathered and I can't think of anyone that I would rather go through them with. He knows me deeper than anyone, and loves me anyway. He knows that if I am having a bad day, to bring home the Cheetos, because really, they just make things better. You don't need to know that. He does. I love him.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11
Twelve years ago as we listened to our pastor talk about this verse, I didn't fully grasp the awesomeness of it. Each year it means so much more.
Happy Anniversary, Steve, I love you!

1 comment:

Bina said...

What a beautiful journey God has given you. He never promises that we will walk a path without potholes, distractions or pain...but praise His hand for never letting go of ours on the walk! You have a gorgeous family...and you are beautiful!! (Collarbones are soooo over rated!!)
Hugs my blogger buddie,