Friday, June 01, 2007

It's our anniversary

How do I thank you for hanging in there with me for TWENTY-TWO years?

For loving me in spite of my obvious flaws (including, but not limited to, my inability to put laundry away, cook gourmet meals, or keep my side of the closet neat)?

For agreeing to an absurd number of children?

For making family life a priority and not a burden?

For making me feel like a beautiful woman, not just a chauffeur, milk cow, cook, maid mom.

For telling me you love me every single day, and showing me in so many ways?

Thank you for loving me, Dennis. I'll spend the rest of my life loving you back.
Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.

Ruth 2:16-17
Here's a summary of our previous twenty-one years, in case anyone's interested!

26 comments:

Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary!! May God bless you with many more wonderful years together!!

voni said...

Congrats:)!!

Rachel Anne said...

Happy Anniversary! Where has the time gone? You still look like newlyweds!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet and wonderful post. :)

org junkie said...

Sweet...Happy Anniversary!

Laura

Code Yellow Mom said...

So Sweet! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

~~Rachel
www.nothinggold.net

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Happy Anniversary! May the rest of your lives be just as wonderful.

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary to you cuties!!
Love that verse.

Beckyb said...

Happy Anniversary as well!!! What a great-looking couple!

Susanne said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! You two are very special and a real testimony to love and grace!

Barbie@ Mamaology said...

Happy Anniversary. Such a blessing to see you so happily married after 22 years. Praise God!

Qtpies7 said...

Happy anniversary!
We just hit the anniversary that made me married more years than I was old when we married. I was 17.
22 years seems like such a big deal, but really its just looming right around the corner for us. A blink away.
Don't you ever just look back and think it was "just yesterday" when things happened? Just yesterday when those little one's terrorized our homes and minds, but now they are nearly grown and terrorizing our minds and leaving our homes as fast as possible?

kittyhox said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I loved your post from last year and your wedding picture was so sweet!

Congratulations!

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! This is such a wonderful tribute to your marriage and your husband! Thanks so much for sharing the celebration with us!

Marian said...

Happy Aniversary, and many more!


(Btw, I've tried many times to set up the blogger thing. It doesn't like me, but today it looks like it just might go through. Let's see...)

Faraja said...

Happy Anniversary Katherine - what a beautiful post looking back on your 22 yrs together.

I've visited your blog before but didn't have time to really read through your posts - just bookmarked it for later reference...then this morning I decided to come have a read and it was just what I needed. I've spent the better part of an hour reading about you and your life and I feel so challenged and encouraged - you have no idea how much you helped me just now. Thankyou for this glimpse into your life.

God Bless!
- Faraja

txmommy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Beck said...

Happy anniversary - what a beautiful couple you are.

Katrina said...

So beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

Munchkin Land said...

Happy Anniversary! Jon and I just celebrated 5 years. And we're looking forward to seeing our life at 22 years. That's amazing! Definitely something to be celebrated!

mRs SyLvEr TeE said...

Happy Anniversary Kathrine.. Recently there has been some squabbles between me and my hubby.. guess 2 weeks ago i am still thinking to myself if both me and my hubby would even last 10 years.. haha.. lucky you...

julie said...

Hi,

I just found your blog and was surprised by how much we have in common. My husband and I have been married 22 years and also have 5 kids ages 3-15.

I enjoyed my visit and will definitely be back. It's nice to know there are other "crazy" families out there in the world.

Blessings,
Julie

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. You have a beautiful family.

Marcia said...

Oops - I'm going to change my display name now, just for you ;)

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

What a cute cute couple...

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I get get on your site very easily now! Thanks!!