Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Anniversary to "us"


Today my dh and I celebrate 14 years of marriage.  Striking to me that so many years have passed when I can still clearly remember our wedding day in great detail.  I treasure those details to remind me of the importance of each passing year.

*** Before any of you go, I also wanted to let you know this card also completes the PTI Paperdolls #38 challenge here *** (join us!! We'd love to have you play along!)

Now, back to the regularly scheduled post if you want to keep reading :)...

Also, I have been writing the blog now since 2008 shortly before our 11th anniversary.

I thought I would give you the opportunity to take a peek into our lives by reading some of what I have written about him.  Most blog posts are a bit about the kids or friends, but mostly about the card or scrapbook layout.

However, on our anniversary each year I have taken the opportunity to stop and write down for anyone to see how lucky I am.  In fact, over the last 18 months we have watched several couples we know experience great marital hardships and some of them are now divorced.  He asked me once why I wouldn't ever leave him ...  and here was my answer, "I have been given gifts from God over the years, but I prayed specifically and with purpose from the time I was 14 years old to marry the right man he had for me.  And you?  He put you in front of me on a silver platter one day and said 'Kristin, here he is- the man you prayed for all those years ago.' Well, I will never give up that gift!"

Here is the June 2008 post

Here is the June 2009 post

Here is the June 2010 post (I didn't write much here because we had just entered an extremely difficult time in our family life- our marriage was and is rock solid I just didn't have time to devote to a post- but I still love that card!)

I have had time to really reflect over the past many months on our marriage and I have so enjoyed seeing how richly God has blessed my life with such an amazing man after God's own heart.  

Enjoy!

Kristin

14 comments:

Leigh said...

Happy Anniversary, Kristin! I love what you wrote about your husband being a gift to you from God-- so true and something people often forget! Lovely card, too! Enjoy your day!

Karen C. said...

What a beautiful card, Kristin. I love the way you've used the Mat Stack stamp - so elegant. Happy Anniversary.

Danielle said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful card! I too feel like my husband is a gift from God, we found each other when I needed him most and I can't imagine life without him! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sara Mac said...

Happy Anniversary Kristin!! My hubby and I will be married 14 years in exactly one month:)

Your card is beautiful and elegant. The bg embossing adds the perfect touch. It's wonderful to hear that you view your husband and marriage as a gift from God.

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow, it's neat to see those that are still believing in marriage after 14 years. I know I do! I still don't know where the time has gone for us (15 yrs)!

Your card......beautiful! Love love the white on white....one of my favorite kinds of cards to make!

I'm Renee said...

Happy Anniversary!! :)
14 years...
in today's measurements...
I think that qualifies for gold!
But is such joy to hear how people still truly believe and treasure marriage.
Gorgeous card...
and Congratulations!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

gorgeous!

Jen said...

Happy Anniverary! Thank you for sharing your beautiful big heart with us too. Your heartfelt sentiment and feelings toward your husband and marriagee are so touching. Gorgeous card too by the way. So special.

Gina said...

Kristin, I'm a day late but happy anniversary. What you said about your husband being a gift from God...so true! And that you prayed for the perfect mate from childhood...what a testimony. I hope you had a wonderful day!

JazzyH said...

Happy Anniversary! Very elegant!

Lorraine said...

Oh, I'm late! Happy Belated Anniversary, Kristin! I loved reading about your happy marriage and your white anniversary card is just gorgeous!

Jill said...

Happy A to you and Mr. Kristin! I love your sweet words, and I love your card too! It's absolutely gorgeous. In fact, I would call it a stunner! I will be saving it to my "inspiration" file--and only the best of the best make that! :-)

Jen Carter said...

Happy anniversary (a little late!!). This is a wonderful card, so sweet! What a lovely testimony of God's great love!

Michelle said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautiful elegant card!