Friday, June 13, 2008

happy anniversary

June 13, 1998In ten years we have:
  • loved college life together and now miss the loveliest village on the plains.
  • pushed each other through many tough times in school, including me wanting to quit my graduate program.
  • between us graduated three times from Auburn.
  • lived in four different homes together - each of them having their own special memories.
  • changed and grown through both good and bad.
  • welcomed one little Elijah into our hearts.
  • added a sweet Miles to the mix.
  • given one of our parents back to God.
  • in that giving back to God, matured in faith and love and our determining of priorities.
  • been blessed to receive our precious Ella.
  • loved watching our little ones grow.
  • loved watching each other "strive to reach our full potential as God's creation." (As quoted from our wedding vows.)
  • learned that our love for one another and trust in the goodness of God's will make possible the acts of faith we make in our lives - from deciding to marry to deciding to have a family to deciding to stay put instead of move away.
Happy Anniversary, Love. As I've said before, I wouldn't have it any other way than this way with you.

Memories Are Made Of This by Johnny Cash

Take one fresh and tender kiss
Add one stolen night of bliss
One girl, one boy, some grief, some joy
Memories are made of this.

Don't forget a small moonbeam
Fold it lightly with a dream
Your lips and mine to sip the wine
Memories are made of this

Then at the wedding bells
One house where lovers dwell
Three little kids for the flavor
Stir carefully through the day
See how the flavor stays
These are the dreams that we must savor

With His blessings from above
Serve it generously with love
One man, one wife, one love for life
Memories are made of this


Erika said...

Happy Anniversary guys! Wow, we were young!

KC said...

Happy Anniversary.

S.T Mannew said...

Hello Kristen,

I clicked on next blog at the top of my blog and ended up here, glad I did. I enjoyed the read, especially the part about your relationship with your Dad. I have a daughter of 4 years and I hope she feels about me the way you feel about yours, when she gets your age.

Thanks for sharing

God Bless

ST Mannew