That’s A Long Time


I wasn't so sure I'd make it to this day… long ago.  In between the last 25 years, my hubby and I have managed to try a million ways to sabotage all that God had intended for good.  If you think your relationship has seen some rocky days…. think again.  I do not kid when I say that we are a miracle.  This morning when I woke up and snuggled over close to my husband, I asked him, "What are you most thankful for?" and he answered that we stuck together through thick and thin.

There were a lot of thin days.

We've moved 10 times and lived in 3 different states….all of them with stars in our eyes for what the future held.  Never have we ho-hummed our way through anything.  Even job loss.  We lived and we lived in love.  Many days were dark but we never turned from one another or blamed the other for our troubles.  We may have argued or forced our feelings on one another but we never walked away from the relationship we agreed to on September 16th.

I speak for both of us when I point out the three people God created with our love.  Our kids have been instrumental in making us the family that we are and that God intended for us to be.  Each of them so unique and special…..with every new birth added to our family we rejoiced in knowing JUST HOW MUCH GOD LOVED US by sharing each of them with us.  We have loved being their parents and can't imagine ever having lived without them sucking the life out of us!    I kid!!  😉  They are our world!

During the last 25 years I've loved a policeman, deputy sheriff, undercover narcotics officer, youth pastor, preacher, IT dude and all around LEADER.  People are astonished that my hubby has held so many diverse jobs as careers.  I wonder….what's next?  There isn't anything my husband can't do!  He is something more to me and to those around us, every day!

I celebrate knowing how much he loves me!

He knew he was going to marry me the first time he saw me.  I never knew he existed!  Somehow, God moved mountains and brought us together.  I am so grateful for that!  My life is nothing like I imagined it as I stood in that beautiful prayer garden on that beautiful September day.  To say that I'm happy sounds so small and meaningless!  I am living proof that marriage can be the best thing to ever happen to you.  I want to cherish every day….


You know how much I love you and I'll never stop telling you.  Thank you for the last 25 years.  You've done everything in your power to make my life amazing!  I recognize every effort!  You have pulled up to a million doors to drop me off, you've rubbed my feet time and time again, you've wiped away so many tears that you should still be soaked and you have stood strong when I shoved you down and tried to lead in your spot!  I'm nothing without you and I never want to let you go!

I love you



25 years


                                                                                   September 16, 2014

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