Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Twenty Years!

Today is our 20th anniversary! I have now been married half my life. We dated 3 1/2 years before that so we have been together a lifetime. We met at the mall. I was there with my friend and he was there with his three friends. It was the hangout way back then. Not a lot to do in Mobile. Our first date was a week later and we went to see Beverly Hills Cop. We tried to relive memories and watch it one year but it was filled with cuss words.
He is the quiet type and very humble. He does not try in any way to lift himself up in other people's eyes. He keeps me grounded. Probably the most used discription of me that people say is that I am bubbly. They probably mean bubble headed and are just being nice. On a retreat I took with friends we each took turns telling one thing we see in the other people. One girl said that I remind her of champagne, that I have a soft bubbling spirit. See, if it wasn't for him I would just fizzle all over the place.
A few years ago I saw a commercial for E Harmony. I wondered if my husband and I filled out the questionaire if we would be matched up. You see, we are so different. I think God spoke to me and showed me that in their eyes we might not be considered a match. Because they match to have a harmonious match. But, God's plan is to use our mate to compliment us and at times sharpen us. He uses them to work out the kinks in us and make us more like Jesus. That isn't always harmonious.
We have been through good and bad times. The wonderful thing is that we can speak without words. We know that we are here during the good and the bad. We have now lived more years together than with our parents. Half a lifetime. Here's to many more! I love you!

17 comments:

Peggy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Susie Harris said...

Happy anniversary to you... Thank you for letting me know about the pictures. I just went to someone else's blog and Im having the same problem... Maybe it's blogspot...I will check thank you.. Have a great day~ Susie h~

Brandi said...

Happy Anniversary!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...
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Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Happy Anniversary to you and hubby....you make a cute couple!

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Wow! That is awesome! Congratulations. I love how you talk about what marriage is intended to be. I am reading Sacred Influence and Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas right now. He basically says the same thing.
You guys have a great testimony to the work of God. Thanks for sharing.

blessedwith5 said...

Happy Anniversary! How wonderful!!! I love the pictures of the two of you!
Great testimony too!

Tami said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the pictures. When are you leaving on your cruise?

Southerner said...

Tami- on the 28th. MIL is coming to my home to watch the kids. We are going to her home to leave from there.

Tracye said...

Happy Anniversary!

What a great testimony to how hard you work at it, and how dedicated you are and what God can do when two people put Him first! That's awesome!

mommyofmany said...

H*A*P*P*Y A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y!!!

May God grant you many more wonderfully blessed years together!

jskell911 said...

Happy Anniversary! 20 years, WOW!

Northern Michigan Mom said...

Happy Anniversary! May you share many more happy years together.

chelle's winks said...

Happy Anniversary....

Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

Happy Anniversary. Twenty years... what a great accomplishment:)

Valarie said...

HAppy Anniversary!!!! (a day late, sorry I am a slacker)

I love this ......

God's plan is to use our mate to compliment us and at times sharpen us. He uses them to work out the kinks in us and make us more like Jesus. That isn't always harmonious

That is great and so so true.

Anonymous said...

With all your sewing I am shocked that original dress 20 years ago did not become something new sewn from you. A purse or something.