This week is our 13th wedding anniversary. I am sometimes in awe at the life God has given us. When I met Hubby at 16 I could not have imagined what we would become.
I was 16, so of course it was all very romantic. He was close to perfect, I was a wonderful girlfriend (insert humble face here...or not) what else could we possibly ask for?
Try to contain your giggling when viewing this picture.
We dated for 6 years and even stayed together while we went to different colleges. I know, I know, true love. We were married 2 weeks after I graduated and began our lives together.
This was my favorite wedding picture until Hubby pointed out it looks like he only has one leg. Thanks for that.
What I didn't know then was God's plans were much bigger than ours.
While I was focused on the wedding, thinking that was the greatest thing to ever happen to me, God was planning the truly wonderful for later.
It was after our wedding day...
that we truly found the Lord,
that we learned we are not in control, He is,
that we had some of the darkest days of our lives,
that we had the most wonderful times,
that we discovered what our marriage vows really meant, lived out,
that we were blessed with 4 beautiful children,
that we learned true love and grace.
I'm grateful for our history. We have a lot of shared memories, good and bad, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I wouldn't trade the inside jokes and the nick names that sound ridiculous to everybody else. I'm grateful to know we are both in this for the long haul. It won't always be easy, but God and love will always be in the center.
Thanks for the wonderful 13 years Hubby.
I'm your biggest fan and I love you!
"God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8