For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fifteen Wonderful Years

I have known this man for a little over sixteen years. Today, we celebrate 15 years of marriage, and what an incredible 15 years it has been. We have experienced a lot of life in these years of our marriage...3 miscarriages, 3 job losses/layoffs, 6 moves, 3 births, 3 adoptions, and the deaths of my daddy and my sweet grandma. Through it all, we have remained committed to one thing, that God is in the lead. God is at the head of our marriage and of our home, and Jesus is our Lord and savior! Second, we are committed to one another and to our children. God answered my dreams and prayers to be a wife and mother, and His plan is better than I could have ever imagined. Every morning that I wake up to see my husband's handsome face, I am struck by the fact that I am one lucky woman. He makes my heart twitter every time he smiles at me. My heart fills with such happiness and joy with each touch and with each kiss. I love that we know each other so well that we can finish each others thoughts,and that we can know each others feelings without them being spoken. He knows me at my very best and at my very worst and, he loves me in spite of my shortcomings. Nothing makes me happier than to spend time with my husband. I love being near him, sharing our days, sharing activities, and sharing our time. I miss him when he has to be gone. When he returns home each day, my heart fills with joy and my world just feels complete. I love that we are each others support system, confidant, and friend. My husband is a kind, generous, caring, passionate, loving man, and he cares about me, the person who I am. I love that he wants to protect me and keep me safe. I love that we want to fix each others hurts (even though sometimes this isn't possible). I love the fact that he is the leader and provider of our family. He leads with patience and humor. He keeps the whole family at peace. He is an incredible daddy and spends many hours devoted to his children. I love that we share the joys and heartaches of parenting. I love that we both love children and have chosen to answer God's call for a large family. I love that we share secret thoughts and dreams. I love that we want to grow old together. I love my husband, my soulmate, and my very best friend!

Happy Anniversary, sweetheart!


Brad said...

Thanks, honey! Happy 15th "Gotcha Day"! ;) I love you, too! -Brad

David and Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a beautiful marriage. God is good!


Jill and Rick said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary, Brad and Kim!

Jill and Rick