Thursday, September 24, 2009

Five Years


I remember what I was doing five years ago at this time. It was the night before my wedding, and I was watching Pride and Predjuice with my bridesmaids, and mom. We were sprawled out on mattresses and sleeping bags on the floor of our apartment - our new home. The kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms were all set up. Items from our hope chest were lovingly placed, and there was even food stacked in the pantry. I was in a sort of surreal cloud. I was feeling that bittersweet emotion. Leaving home for the first time. Thinking about marrying the man that I truly loved. The details of the wedding had become irrelevant. I just wanted to get that white dress and veil on.
Tonight, I am wrapped in a thick blanket, sitting on the bed. Children's toys are in a basket in the corner. We are in a different house, in a different state.
Instead of two, we are four now. The love we had then has multiplied. All I know is that God in His perfect wisdom knew who was perfectly suited to me. I love being married to my husband and best friend. I can't believe we've crammed all of this happiness into five years.
Happy Anniversary tomorrow sweetie ...

14 comments:

k80 said...

Hi,
You were the 'next blog' on my blogpage and I'm so glad I clicked. I normally never do, but it was so nice to find another Christian on here w/ some great thoughts! I just started two blogs and one is about my thoughts on my upcoming marriage, so it was nice to read your happy story. I pray we are just as happy, too! God bless! - Katie

Bluestocking said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary, sweet Bev, to you and your dear husband. A lot has happened in those 5 years, hasn't it. So glad you are blessed with your sweet family.

Tera said...

What a wonderful memory!! God created a beautfiul union between you and your best friend and you are such a wonderful example to others!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO one of the sweetest couples that I know and one with the sweetest children. May your memories stay sweet as your lives grow and continue. connie

Holly said...

Beautiful post-fantastic picture of you and your husband! Happy Anniversary!!

Patti said...

Happy anniversary, Bev. Wishing you and your love at least 50 more years together!!

So glad that through your love for this man God blessed you with two beautiful little girls as well.

Love,
Patti

Appletree said...

Ah, I am melting. Happy (belated) anniversary and a hug to you. What a precious family you have!

Stacy said...

What a wonderful post, Bev! And a beautifully full five years!

Sara said...

Happy Anniversary Bev and Edie! I hope you had a wonderful day.

Mimi said...

I know you had a Happy Anniversary...sorry I'm late is wishing you well....

Maxine said...

I'm sorry I missed this post. It is so sweet. Blessings to you guys. He's already blessed.

Elise said...

Oh, happy late anniversary, you two! We just cannot even fathom, can we, the depths of love we will come to. So blessed you are, Bev! xo

HOPE said...

Congratulations Beverly...

You do indeed have the sweetest and happiest family!! God has surely blessed your home and a wonderful testimony of his Graces abound in you all..

Praise God for giving us husbands as we have! I too...my husband is my HERO! in many ways..his faith mostly stands all the test and strengthens me always.

God bless you continually!

HOPE~