Wednesday, August 10, 2011

20 years ago today...

...I married my best friend...and I thought I loved him then.

Recently someone asked me what I liked/loved about him then...what first attracted me to him and what I love about him now.

The first thing that attracted me to him was his voice...he was singing...then I stopped and looked at him and man was he CUTE! But time would tell that there was so much more to him than outward appearances. All the things I loved about him then are still the same now (except for the hair. He had gorgeous hair, but he has a beautiful bald head now...and I love it no less), but there is so much more.

I can hardly believe that we've been married 20 years. We've worked at our marriage, prioritized it and each other, but more than that, we have put the Lord first and He has shown us what real love is. We are a work in progress. I thought when I walked down the aisle to his grinning face that I couldn't love him more, and I couldn't have...on my own. But God has worked in both of us, molding and making us, and teaching us to love one another because God is love.

I can honestly say that I love my husband more now than I ever did and I anticipate that love growing to a depth I can't even fathom at this moment, but only because of the One who is love.

I hope we have many more years together, Love.
Happy Anniversary.

7 comments:

GloryandGrace said...

As soon as I woke up this morning and was gathering my thoughts, you & the King immediately came to mind. Your marriage has been more of an encouragement & example than you will ever know (than I will ever be able to articulate!). Lots of love and thoughts of you throughout the day today. I hope you have a VERY sweet and memorable day!

Mom said...

Happy, happy!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations friend! Hope you guys have a blast getting away. Love you both!
flea

PandaMom said...

I woke up thinking about y'all this morning and new it would be a special day for you two. Love your commitment to each other and so thankful to call you both, friend. ; )

Happy 20th Anniversary!!! ; )

JennyPen said...

I thought of you guys lots yesterday! Happy 20th Anniversary a day late. I'll always be grateful for the role you've played in our lives, and I still replay the advice you gave us just before your hubby married us. "Always outserve each other." Great words to live by, even though some days are easier than others! ;-)

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the sweet words over on my blog. They made my day! I too am horrible at leaving comments but check your blog often. It is so nice watching your family grow even if it is through your blog. Please know we are thinking of you guys often.

Bobi Ann Allen said...

Love it! Isn't it sweet to be married to your best friend? I love you guys and miss you. I lift you up regularly.