Saturday, September 19, 2009

12 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 6, 1997 was a day that Dave and I will always remember because it is the day we pledged our lives to each other and to Christ and became one! (Genesis 2:24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh) Dave and I have grown so much in the last 12 years. There have been good and fun times and some bad and difficult times throughout these years but we have grown so much closer as a couple and closer to God as a result. Marriage is not easy all the time but if you both can remain faithful to God and His word - His blessings are so abundant and He has so much in store for you both in your marriage than you can even fathom. I am forever grateful to Jesus for incredibly blessing me with this man for 12 years. He is truly my lover, soulmate, and my very best friend. We have seen so many marriages struggle and fall apart over the past couple of years and yet we feel we just keep growing stronger together. With that said, we know it is not us but the grace of God in our lives. There are some who may not understand this but I encourage you to seek God out for yourself, try Him and try reading the Bible. It may just change your life :)
Dave surprised me by taking off on a Tuesday (thanks Erin for working for me) and we got to spend the day together while the kids were at school. You know, it's funny, we did not do anything spectacular or go to a fancy restaurant but the joy of just being together and getting to spend some alone time together was just incredible. The gift of marriage is a true blessing from God, for marriage comes from Him alone. I am so grateful for this gift and my special gift, my husband Dave! I love you hunny more than words could ever express! Here are a few picks we got on the beach during our walk on that special Tuesday.