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.