Saturday, January 3, 2009

5 years ago today...

...I was getting dressed in wedding finery to marry the man that I fell in love with. It's hard to imagine that five years has gone by so quickly. Looking back at the years, Dave and I have to smile. We are truly blessed. We have two beautiful children, a house, a great church, and we both love Jesus.

Today, five years later...I am still in love with him today. I love the way that he plays with the kids, and is the voice of reason when the whines start to become maddening. I love the way he touches my shoulder and I feel supported and comforted all at the same time. I love that he works hard to provide for us. I love his laugh and his silly jokes intended to get me out of a funk. I love that he is a man of integrity and that he doesn't compromise his beliefs, no matter what.

Sometimes these thoughts become hazy in the midst of life with two small children, but they are there. Today, we are enjoying celebrating five years together.

I woke up to breakfast in bed (chocolate chip pancakes!) and the opportunity to sleep in. We dropped the kids of at Dave's parent's house and came back. We went to see Marley and Me (a good movie, but a definite tear-jerker). We cried and talked the whole way home. When we got home we found out the furnace wasn't working, so we had to call someone to come and fix it. (Note: Every anniversary we have had SOMEthing go "wrong" to thwart our plans. It's actually pretty laughable now.) Thankfully, the guy came quickly, and is almost finished (it's only 5:30). We still have time to go out to dinner. It's been a great day, AND we get to both sleep in tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it!

Happy Anniversary Love.


Christy said...

CONGRATULATIONS on 5 years! I remember that day...I was so sick with morning sickness and couldn't come do your hair. :-( Glad you had such a wonderful day.

mjvan said...

Happy Anniversary! I saw that on my calendar and wondered how you were celebrating. :)

Ann said...

Happy anniversary and congrats!