Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Love of my Life!

***Warning this may be mushy, not really sure where I'm going with this yet***
Today marks 9 years of marriage for J and I. This will be our last year in the single digits so exciting. I've always felt if you can make it to the double digits you are on the right path! Over these past 9 years we have gone through many good times (the births of our children to name a few) and many hard times (loss of baby and other junk). We (I) are currently struggling through my health issues, J has been my rock. When I'm hurting he just takes over doing what needs to get done without complaint. I know he wants me back completely healthy and we are working on getting to the problem but it is just taking SO long and I'm getting frustrated, it's been a year now. I've learned to cope with the pain but I don't want to just get by, you know. I can honestly say he is not the same person I married 9 years ago he is a better, stronger, wiser version of him! God truly blessed me the day I got married to J he knew we were the right person for each other. But like I said earlier we've had our downs and they were really down but the ups have far outweighed those bad times. I look forward to many more fun and exciting years ahead with this man, Lord willing!

Oh yeah we went out to lunch yesterday to celebrate and we got a joint gift of a new video recorder. The one we had was 8 years old...we bought it right before our first was born!

10 comments:

Kristin said...

Congrats! Happy Anniversary and many, many more blessed years ahead!!:)

The Patterson's said...

Congratulations!!! 9 years...wow!

Julie M. said...

Happy Anniversary

Kat said...

That is just wonderful. Happy Anniversary!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Happy Anniversary!
Isn't it great to have the perfect mate!

Tracey said...

Happy Anniversary!! May the next 9 years be filled with Ups...

Nap Warden said...

Happy Anniversary!

hestermom said...

Congratulations!! We will celebrate 9 years in Feb., and it was nice to look back on that time. Thanks for sharing your mushy, wonderful post. Praise God that He can see all things, and that we are ALL not the same people we were 9 years ago! =)
P.S. Mark Driscoll, Pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, said that research shows that it takes 7 years of marriage before you stop being completely selfish. =)

corrie said...

has it really been NINE years!?? not sure if i believe that. that is crazy. insane. unbelievable! i am glad to say i was there at the beginning :) congrats.
i love both of you!!

Sandra said...

Tonya, Yes, Celebrate--it is quite a real deal to be married! Thanks for being genuine about it too!!! I've had a nerve injury for about four years, and just started taking a stretch class (a form of yoga without the religious aspects of some followers), and you know what it really is helping me with the pain. I don't know what you are dealing with, but simple breathing exercises decreases anxiety, so I recommend it. If the tip is good for you great, if not, maybe someone else who flys by your blog. P.S. The Love Dare book is a nice book for an Anniversary--but the exercises are an even great gift...