Friday, November 21, 2008

10 years ago...

I said "I Do" to my best friend. Ten years. wow.

If you had told me back in 1997 when I met Scott, that I would marry him a year and a half later...and be with him ten years after that, I wouldn't have believed it.

If you had told me that I would become the mother to two beautiful, wonderful children, I would not have believed it.

In ten years, I have become a wife, a mother, a Christian, a woman of faith. I've become stronger than I ever believed, and weaker than I would want to choose. I gave my life to a wonderful man, and he took me, lock, stock and barrel. He's been with me through some tough times, and he is a much stronger man than me, for I would have walked away from myself if I could have; he chose to stay. I'm better for it.

He has been my friend, sounding board, partner, lover. He has been strong, soft, emotional, staid. He has been happy, sad, angry, disappointed...yet he stayed. We've lived in 7 homes in 10 years...we've lived in 3 states (one of them TWICE!) and another country. In each one, setting up our HOME has been the goal...but home would be nothing without him.

When he's gone, I don't sleep well. When he's gone, I roam the house, looking for things to do. When he's home, I'm content to just be in the same room, whether he's working, sleeping or just sitting.

God sure knew what he was doing when he put this man in my life. And there's a song that sure shows how I feel:

Newsong and Natalie Grant - When God Made You

15 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary you two! You are so blessed to have each other! :)

Berry Patch said...

Happy Anniversary! Congrats!!! ;-)

Barb said...

Happy anniversary! That is a beautiful tribute --- your words and the video.

Suzanne said...

I just love how you wrote that. It was great to read. Happy Anniversary! Definitely a lot to be thankful for, huh? =)

Heidi said...

Happy Anniversary! The words you have put down here are so special... you are blessed, indeed. (And he is, too... I get a glimpse of how wonderful you are from this blog!!! *smile*)

Bob-kat said...

Congratulations! It certainly seems like a match made in heaven :)

Christy said...

Sorry this is late, but Happy Anniversary to you and Scott! To many, many,many more happy years! :)

saintseester said...

Congratulations! 10 years is such a wonderful milestone.

Jessica said...

Your writing was so inspiring! It is so wonderful to have a loving supportive husband. I can tototally relate. I am so happy for you! Here's to another 10 years X's 10! HUGS!
Jessica

Jessica said...

OOPS- I meant *totally! I just got carried away with excitement! LOL!

SB said...

you're so blessed! Congrats on 10 years!!

Sue said...

Congrats honey to both of you......many, many more.....love the song -- downloaded it a while back :)

Gwen said...

Happy belated anniversary! I love the sentiments you wrote about your dh!

jodie said...

aw, how sweet! happy anniversary (belated)!! That was our unity candle song at our wedding :), and I'm missing home now 'cause he doesn't head to Iowa for Thanksgiving till tomorrow-I took the train last weekend, so this song made me think of him :)

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Congrats! 10 years is a big milestone.