Saturday, August 14, 2010

13 years

Thirteen very short years ago I wore my dream dress. Not too frilly, not fussy, but made me feel pretty dress.

I stood at the entrance to the long hall in church and saw him up there. Get me to him.
I gracefully walked down, holding - er, clinging onto my dad's arm, tears glistened my eyes and I *que record scratching* What?! Okay, I bawled like a baby, I accidently had my tissues in the hand of my bouquet, so everytime I wiped the snot away from my nose, the bouqet was blocking my face. It was a priceless moment. But at least he didn't run.



Thirteen years have come and gone. I can honestly say that I love him volumes more today than I did back then. We were so young, so crazy. We have had our ups and downs, but there is no one I'd rather have waiting for me at the front of the church than him.
I love you more than anything, Steve,Thanks for putting up with me for all these years!

( and perhaps while we're on vacation together this week you'll let me get a good updated picture of the two of us? This one seems a little dated. )

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 hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

14 comments:

Marissa said...

Oh HAPPY ANNIVERSARY....wow, 13 years?! I love hearing stories of long-lasting marriages...so here's to 13 more! I tell my husband that I want us celebrating our 50th in Vegas and more in love(if possible) than we are now! Ha! Have a great week and enjoy your wonderful hubby :)

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary... I don't think the picture is dated at all... in fact, its beautiful!

Diane said...

Gorgeous and congrats!

Bina said...

First of all...happy anniversary!!!

Second...I got a tear in my eye over this post as you used this pic last year in your anniversary post. I know...because it was that post that introduced me to you. I commented on your statment about having collar bones, as I said they were over-rated. :*-)

Wishing you all the best today and on your vacay!!

Graceful said...

Hey, we are 13 years on the 16th -- happy anniversary. You are a beautiful bride -- lovely dress!

Hope you have a great vacation.

Studio JRU said...

Aww... this is so sweet Alicia! I hope you two have a wonderful anniversary! Congratulations! :)

~Jennifer

Amy DeTrempe said...

I just stumbled across your blog today. Congrats on your anniversary. I hope you have many, many more wonderful years.

Roslyn said...

First off... Steve had hair? :) hehe.
Second. Jackson looks just like his papa!

sarah said...

this is so nice...congrats.

Melinda said...

So sweet ... happy anniversary!! I hope you have a great vacation together. I can tell that this is one husband (and dad) who is very encouraged and appreciated. ;0)

Duane Scott said...

Someday... I hope to have a girl say those nice things about me. But until then, I live through people like you. :)

Happy anniversary!

Deborah Ann said...

Alicia, you were a breathtaking bride! As for updated pictures...HECK YEAH!

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love the picture - you look beautiful, of course!!

Gabby said...

"A little dated" you always make me laugh! I think you are absolutely gorgeous in that dress!

So glad you guys are celebrating together on your 13th. My hubby and I scheduled our family beach trip during ours, and while we were sitting in a restraunt with a 10 and 9 year old I said, "My how 14 years can change your circumstances!". For the better, of course!

Have a great week! Mine start back tomorrow~! Sniff, hoorah, sniff. I don't know how to feel!