Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary

TJ and I are celebrating 11 years of marriage today. Where has the time gone? We've been through so much in our 11 years, more than some ever experience in a lifetime. God has been so gracious to us, bringing trials into our lives that have helped us to grow closer to Him and to each other. In the past year alone, we've lost a baby, gained a baby, and moved into a larger house, among other things. This time last year I would have never expected any of those things to happen, and thankfully they have as we have learned a few things in the process.

Now, for those of you who knew us when we were dating, I have this to say to you, "See, we made it this far, and we will continue to make it only by God's grace." To those of you who have known us for only part of our marriage, I have this to say to you, "See, we made it this far, and we will continue to make it only by God's grace." Marriage is hard work but so worth the effort.

*Thank you, Lord, for TJ. He is a wonderful husband, a great daddy who is involved in the lives of his children, and a godly man and example for others. I often take him for granted and pray that You would help me to be his helpmate the way that You intended. Serving my husband is my greatest ministry and in doing so, I glorify You. I pray You remind me of that. Often. Like beat me over the head with it and don't let me forget it. In Jesus' name, amen.