Monday, July 23, 2012

Married for 17 Years!

Yesterday was our anniversary and as the title states, we’ve been married for 17 years! We had a great day with my in-laws coming over and bringing along with them good food, gifts and a happy time. Later in the afternoon, our kids’ fantastic godparents visited along with their two adorable children and stayed until after dinner. It was truly a day of eating and making merry.

In honor of our anniversary, I will be writing a post about our marriage. I’ll touch briefly on personality types, learning styles, and warm and cold climate cultures, so keep a look-out for it in the near future. It hasn’t always been easy, but working through our differences has been worth it. And, believe me, we still have our differences! But, we have our similarities too! Here’s part of a poem I wrote to my husband in 1997:

I know we’ve had some struggles
Struggles in every way
But God is so much bigger
He seems bigger everyday

So, I just wanted to tell you
That I love you anyway
Even through all the hurt…

Read the full poem on my poetry blog Consider the Lilies.


17 years and 4 kids later... Here we are standing next to Samantha, our third child.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That is awesome! Definitely something worthy of bragging rights. :) I hope you guys had fun!

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    1. Hi, Gina! Food and fellowship... that's what made the day so lovely. Wishing you all the best with your photography and latest blog!

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  2. CONGRATS ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY!!! <3 That is so awesome :)

    Make My Morning Blog Hop brought me here :) new follower!

    Love your blog!

    Smooches from Germany,
    Anni

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    1. Hallo Anni! Du hast noch ein von meinen Blogs gefunden. Danke schoen and Gottes liebe!

      Tina

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  3. Awww..Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! :)

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    1. Thank you kindly, Renee! Have a great week!

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  4. Congratulations on 17 years!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Already following you and also on twitter and Goggle +. All the best!
    Monica

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    1. Thanks, Monica! I'm following you back! I love your family photo. Have a blessed week!

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    1. I'm following you back! All the best with your blog!

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  6. Happy anniversary! Congrats. 17 years is major.

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    1. Thank you! I hope we can get to 50 years and still be "in love." Have a great week!

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