Friday, October 17, 2008
Today is my 16th wedding anniversary. This is a picture of us petting a tiger on our way home from one of our many anniversary get aways.
We have had some of the best times over the past 16 years. My husband is a very attentive man and my needs are always met. Don't get me wrong, we do have our share of ups and downs, it's just that he loves me and he is committed to me. (I, too love him and am committed to him.)
God has been the foundation for our marriage from day one. That has been the glue that has kept us bonded in marriage. We've been there for each other through some very tough sicknesses, and broken ankles. We've loved each other through the birth of 5 babies, and the adoption of one daughter.
We've traveled quite a bit over the past 16 years. We love to just get away for 2 nights and be alone. God has graced us with two very loving extended families, who don't seem to mind watching our clan while we go off.
We've been to Russia for 14 days to adopt our precious Valerie. The entire adoption process was a challenge, but well worth it!
We've also been through job changes, and pregnancy scares.
We've walked our children through life for the past 12 years.
We've walked beside one another through tragedy, and even through several moves and church changes.
Now, with our family complete and our lives speeding before our eyes, we must stop and reflect on the past 16 years.
My sweet husband, I love you more today than ever! You are my hero, and my confidant, my lover and my best friend. You are the father of my children, I am so thankful for you! May we continue to be privileged enough to spend the next 50 years together! I can't wait to blog about our grandchildren. :)