Monday, July 14, 2014

anniversary date.

Chris and I celebrated 12 years of marriage yesterday.

After church, my MIL stayed with the kiddos so that we could go out for lunch and take a trip to the nursery. My favorite nursery.

I can’t believe we’ve only been married for 12 years. I feel like we have accomplished so much and have really gone full speed ahead surrendering our lives to God. Things haven’t always been easy, but the challenges have grown our marriage closer to each other and to God.

It’s amazing how my whole destiny changed when I gave my life to Jesus and began to delight in Him. A destiny that involves a tremendous man of God and 10 super amazing kids. And a church family which I get to be a part of.

I want to always have a marriage that says ‘yes’ to God and says ‘yes’ to coming along side my husband no matter what God asks of him. I knew the minute I said ‘yes’ to a courtship and marriage with my husband that I was surrendering my life completely to Jesus. I knew he would do anything God wanted him to do.

After a sweet time of hanging out-- just the two of us, we stopped and got a coffee and headed back to get ready for Sunday evening service. He preached about marriage in the 21st century-- and had me laughing and amening! It was a good day.

I’m really content and at peace with the life Jesus has trusted to me.

Another highlight to my evening: Ethan played bass in worship and I was so proud of him that I kept winking at him and giving him thumbs up during worship. He is such a cutie! Can’t they just stay little and live with Daddy and Mommy forever?

3 comments:

Tesha Papik said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You guys are AWSOME I can't believe it has been 12 years!?! You got it right that you went full speed ahead with God and got right to work building his kingdom-in so many ways:) We are so proud of you guys, You are an excellent testimony to all!

STL inker said...

refreshing to hear about a happy marriage...staying close to God is truly the answer.
God Bless you both!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary!!!