Monday, May 5, 2008

Milestones & memories or Celebrate big time (come on)

On Saturday we had a huge celebration in our home. Well, not really huge, it consisted of Chris, me, the couch & a couple'a movies. We had planned on a much bigger shindig, like going on a train through the Canadian Rockies or just getting away to a B&B for a day or two. But our resources don't allow for any extravagance so we contented ourselves with a cozy night at home, snuggling (a'hem) on the couch.
What, you ask was our reason for celebrating? None other than our first really big marriage milestone...our 10th anniversary!
I can't believe it's been 10 years already, the time goes by so fast! Was it really 10 years ago that we lived in that 430 sq ft apartment in Seattle? That our (now) teenage niece was our cute lil 3 year old flower girl? That we had our first Thanksgiving, Christmas & all those other 'firsts' together?
It's been a great 10 years.
We've weathered a few storms. The miscarriage of our first child. The recovery from an addiction to porn. Chris getting fired (for NO reason, 2 mo after getting a huge raise for doing a great job) and getting through 6 months of no paycheck.
We've had a lot of wonderful times too. Buying our first home. The birth of Sam, our first child. Finding out we were having twins halfway through my second pregnancy (zoinks!)
We've had lots of fights & lots of kisses. Lots of big family celebrations & quiet nights at home. A few vacations & lots of visits.
I have to give some big kudos to my wonderful husband. He is so perfect for me, not always in the ways I want but always in the way God has planned. Chris is so supportive of me, he always brags on me & never talks badly about me to anyone...even when he's mad (oh the guilt - I do it all the time!) He spends lots of time with the kids & steps in when I need him to take over. He is always there for me, loves me no matter what & is 110% committed to our marriage. And the best thing of all? That he always puts God before me. God being the center of our marriage is the reason we are still married after 10 years. And the reason why we will be married for 25, 50 or how ever many years God gives us together.
I love you honey & I'm ready for another 10 years & beyond!

By the way, the movies we watched were No Reservations and Elizabeth: The Golden Age both awesome flicks that I recommend.


Mari said...

Happy anniversary! It sounds like a lovely evening!

Kate said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!

Sandra said...

Happy Anniversary :)

Donna said...

Happy 10th Anniversary! We also have the plans for the wonderful vacation, but most likely will also end up on the couch. It really doesn't matter what you do just who you do it with!

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary! Another 10 will fly by before you know it!

Doris said...

Happy Anniversary from this end of the country. You only have thirty-five to go to catch up to us. :)

Rebekah said...

Happy Anniversary. Thanks for sharing some of your good/tough times.

Mylhibug said...

I concur with what Mary said, the time just keeps flying by. It seems like ten was just a short while ago (only 2 kids afterall). We're coming up on Sweet 16 this June.

Congrats on your happy day.

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