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Eight Years of Marriage to the Most Wonderful Man on the Planet


Eight years ago yesterday, I stood beside the man in the picture above and pledged my life to him--and he did the same for me.

Eight years! I can't believe it's been that long!

We've seen some rough days. And we've seen some really, really good days. All in all, I'm so glad those days were spent together.

Every once in a while, I get a fresh look at my Keith. And I feel true amazement that I have the privilege of being his wife. And the mother of his children. Thank you, Lord!

Our wedding day took place in Orillia, Ontario (my hometown) on one of the chilliest June days I'd ever remembered. But I don't remember feeling that cold. My bridesmaids were absolutely freezing, but I must have had some serious love, adrenaline, and happiness keeping me warm that day!

Since then, we've traveled the road of marriage. A marriage is a whole different story from a wedding. You all know what I mean. I've got to say that our marriage has been a beautiful, wonderful thing. It's been hard. Really hard sometimes. But the tapestry of beauty the Lord has woven in our marriage...amazes me.

I know we both feel more secure. Confident in ourselves and each other because of our marriage. I've seen him grow. He's seen me grow. We've seen each other at our very, very worst. And we still want to be with each other. He still loves me and desires me. Frankly, it blows my mind.

I know the next eight years may hold more hard things. But I'm confident that with God's help, they will also hold more beauty and wonder than I can imagine.

Keith, baby, I don't want anyone but you. I'm yours forever and forever yours.

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Snow White said...


Sherry said...

Congratulations! :D Definitely something to be grateful for!
Praying God's blessings on the rest of your marriage!

Anonymous said...

That is SO sweet!! Love that picture, too! :)
Hubby and I will be celebrating 9 years this year. It is unbelievable how fast time goes! TO think, we have a SEVEN year old (well in a couple weeks she'll be 7). Many marriages don't even make it that long. I was 6 when my parents split. :( I could not imagine putting my little girl through such a thing. Could NOT imagine. Thank God for grace!

You know how the world advises those who aren't "happy" anymore to divorce, because it's not a good enough reason to stay together "just for the children's sake"? I totally disagree. Then again, I view marriage much differently then the world, as I'm sure many Christians do. It is more than just "being in love". It's a commitment. A covenant. A parable of Christ and His Bride.

Erin said...

Awww, praise God!! Happy Anniversary!!

Meg said...

Hurrah for such a blessing! Praise God for bringing you together. Congratulations! :)

Beautiful said...

What a stunning photo! You're beautiful!
Happy anniversary!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

the above comment was me by the way :)

It Feels Like Chaos said...

So sweet and gorgeous photo! The time does fly by, doesn't it? We just celebrated 10 years.

A happy heart at home said...

Congratulations, and happy anniversary!

Talya said...

Ok, so I really love that picture. And who was the great seamstress who made the dress again?? :)

Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book said...

Congratulations!! I love the photo.

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