Thursday, July 24, 2008

Celebrating Us

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.  Song of Solomon 6:3

Nine years ago a boy and a girl, said "I do".  Nine years ago we began this journey...

We worked together and grew together, enjoying our days as a new husband and wife. 

Family vacations, traditions being started...

Right before our first anniversary we discovered that our first little one was on it's way and you stood with me as we welcomed him into our lives nine months later.  

Dad and Mom were so gracious in helping us get into our first home and we found ourselves moving from our apartment to our retreat.  

We soon welcomed our second little boy into our family and found that your job would be changing.  It was not a change that we wanted but we new it had to happen.  :)  I was so proud of you as you walked out your new role as President yet you kept your family your first priority.  

A little girl now joined our family and our days were beginning to become so full.  Life was busy...  so we found ourselves treasuring our evening walks.

Days came and days went... memories were being made...

A surprise baby, a move we only dreamed about now happening

A new job, a new home, new friends

Days to come... dreaming about the days to come...

What will the days to come hold?  We know that He has the pen and we have asked Him to write the story.  

There is no one else I would rather be walking this journey with...

I love you more today then the day we said, "I Do".  Thank you, my love, for choosing me... These years have been amazing and I look forward to all that is to come.


  1. You brought tears to my eyes...I am so thankful for you both and your household.

  2. Happy Anniversary Cares *and Brent too*. What a beautiful post about all that has taken place. It reminded me of how you told us you were pregnant with Livs and I scrolled down quickly to see if there was anything else you were trying to tell us :)
    Have a great time tonight

  3. What a beautiful post - Happy anniversary!


  4. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful post. It is so neat to see were the Lord has brought the two or you and to see the beautiful family he has given you! My the Lord bless you both in the years to come.

  5. Truly a beautiful picture and post. Happy Anniversary to you both.
    A. Susan and U. Richard