We met when I was 18 and he was 21. We started off as this…
Dating in our days at Louisiana Tech
…which turned into this.
At 20 and 23, when everyone said we were too young, we did this.
For a while, it was just this…
Prince Edward Island, Canada: On Lover’s Lane at the Anne of Green Gables property.
…though we did fun things like this…
Chaperoning a youth mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico.
…and now we have this.
Alexandre’s birth: Our third child was born last week.
So what will ten years of marriage get you, if it’s full of I love yous, I’m sorries, and I forgive yous?
It’ll get you what Gary Thomas calls “Sacred History” in his book Sacred Marriage. It’s a history of grace towards each other, deep love, and sweet memories, and we’d be fools to abandon it. We’ve messed up, cheered for each other, and we’ve cried together. He knows my failures, and he asks me about my struggles to keep me accountable for fighting battles over my sin. We’ve grown up together, hopefully growing into a man and woman who love the Lord now more than ever before, and we’ve seen His faithfulness over and over again in our marriage. We pray that our children will love Him too, and that they’ll know that while mommy and daddy aren’t perfect, we are faithful to each other and we trust God for our tomorrows.
I love this man that God has blessed me with, and if the next ten years are half as much fun as the last ten have been, then we’re going to have a great time.