Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Eight years...

Dear Michael,
I can't believe it's been eight years since we said our vows to each other. I cannot imagine being happier doing any single thing differently in the last 8 years... When we were talking to people before getting married I remember hearing several times "you both will continue to grow- and it has to be your decision to grow together and not apart." I think we've done just that... And you've helped me become the person that I am today.

We've now been through the purchase of 3 homes and 3 cars, (yes, and the sale of a few of each too), you've made me a mother 4 (ah, well... 5) times, you've sat by my side as we prepared to hand our children over for surgeries eight times, and you've sat by me as we waited to hear the results each time. We've run 4 different youth ministries and worked too many youth camps and weekend outreach camps for me to remember right now. We've visited many different states and even a foreign country together, and spent many days in blissful joy and excruciating pain together. We've laughed together, loved one another, cried together, and most of all, prayed together.

I'm blessed that you chose me to spend our lifetime together, and I'm so thankful to God that He works all things out for the better of His Kingdom. I'm thankful that we can both look to Him and know that there's still more for our lives together and He's not through with any of us yet!

I love you, Happy 8th Anniversary Michael!


  1. Awwwwww!!! Very sweet!


  2. And as your mom we could not be happier with your choice of Mike. Happy anniversary.

  3. Beautifully written!

    Happy anniversary you two! :=)

  4. happy anniversary to the both of you

  5. Happy Anniversary! Awww! Lovely etter! Congratulations you two!