september 11, 1999
i married my best friend.
11 years ago, a few weeks before our wedding,
i remember sitting on the shoreline of lake michigan
going back even further.... i have sooo many wonderful
memories with you stored in my heart.
i remember going to your aunt's wedding. my oversized sweater
my highschool prom. 1995.
my super hunk boyfriend came back from college to go with me. *swoon*
this picture is for you moz.
mr.daddy's youngest sister (in braids), who is now a sophomore
in college! the other little sweetie is my cousin who i babysat all through
november 27, 1998. we took a short train ride to chicago for the day
to hit the "day after thanksgiving" sales (or so i thought).
we wanted to check out the sears tower skydeck at some point and
mr. daddy was very much wanting to go right away so we wouldn't
run out of time.
we were both leaning over the railing looking over the city of chicago.
he said: 'this would be an amazing place to get engaged someday'
i said (kind of rudely): yeah...someday
at this point i was still thinking about that looking out at the view. he wasn't next to me anymore.
i turned around.
he was behind me. on one knee.
my eyes welled up. i was NOT expecting this on that day!! :) :)
he asked me to marry him. i said yes over and over.
then we asked some man who did not speak english to take our picture.
'be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus'
1 thessalonians 5:16-18
this is the scripture we chose as our "wedding verse".
and what a blessing those verses have been.
we have certainly walked through some rough waters together.
God demands that we pray through them all. the waters have ebbed and flowed.
they have been smooth and stormy.
praying together. giving thanks. and finding joy.
boy...when things are going good that is so easy to do. when life throws you a curve ball
those three things can be so so hard.
they are so important though. it IS what gets us through.
i am so thankful for a man who has decided that living for the Lord is THE most important.
he is a leader. confident and driven. that is for sure. and i love that.
my dream was to be married and have children.
i'm living my dream.
happy anniversary to the man i love. will always love.
through good times and difficult times.
through sickness and health. rich or poor.