Wednesday, June 25, 2008

FOURTEEN FUN YEARS


MARK AND I CELEBRATE 14 YEARS OF MARRIAGE TODAY. I COULDN'T IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT HIM. HE IS SO FUN, QUICK WITTED, HARD WORKING, AND RESOLUTE, NOT TO MENTION, A SWEETHEART! HE HAD A PRESENT FOR ME IN THE KITCHEN THIS MORNING WHEN I WOKE UP. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE FRAME WITH A TOUCHING CARD. IT WAS SUCH A NICE WAY TO START THE DAY. I HAD TO BE IN TYLER ALL DAY TODAY SO I DID NOT MAKE IT TO MY OFFICE. THE GIRLS I WORK WITH LEFT ME A MESSAGE TO STOP BY THE OFFICE BEFORE I HEADED HOME. WELL, THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE I SAW THE DOZEN YELLOW ROSES THAT MY HUBBY SENT ME ON OUR SPECIAL DAY.
YELLOW ROSES ARE MY FAVORITE! I JUST THINK THEY LOOK SO BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL AND NOT WHAT YOU USUALLY SEE. YELLOW ROSES SIGNIFY FRIENDSHIP AND THAT IS SOMETHING I REALLY VALUE IN OUR RELATIONSHIP. MARK AND I WERE CLOSE FRIENDS BEFORE WE EVER WENT ON OUR FIRST "DATE". I THINK THAT HAS BEEN A TRUE BLESSING IN OUR MARRIAGE. WE GENUINELY ENJOY EACH OTHER. NOW, WE HAVE OUR DAYS WHERE... WELL, WE DON'T ENJOY EACH OTHER. I MEAN REALLY, SOMETIMES EVEN MOTHER TERESA WOULD GET ON MY NERVES...I CAN BE MOODY THAT WAY. I KNOW, THAT IS SO HARD TO BELIEVE ;-). I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY, BUT MY SLIGHTLY OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE NATURE CAN CRAWL ALL OVER MARK'S EXTREMELY PRACTICAL & LAID BACK NATURE. WE REALLY BALANCE EACH OTHER WELL AND I THANK GOD FOR GUIDING US TO ONE ANOTHER. I AM LEARNING THAT MARRIAGE IS TRULY A GIFT AND THE MORE YOU REALIZE IT IS NOT ABOUT YOUR HAPPINESS BUT HOLINESS...THE HAPPIER YOU REALLY BECOME. AS USUAL, THE MORE YOU LET GO OF YOURSELF AND FOCUS ON YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, THE BETTER EVERY RELATIONSHIP IN YOUR LIFE BECOMES AND THE MORE YOUR APPRECIATE THE GIFT OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP FOLDED UP IN THE EVERYDAY MOMENTS.

5 comments:

Cathy said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! I am so glad that yall had a great one, and I know exactly what you mean, it doesn't matter how great the husband is, they always seem to tug at the nerves!!! And, it has to be all them because surely we don't do anything wrong!

cathy

Nonna said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Grannalisa said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mark and I hope you share many more wonderful years together!!

johnson said...

Happy Anniversary!! 14 years!! Chuck and I were good friends before we ever started dating!! And I agree 100% with you!! I hope it was a great day!!!

Amy said...

Happy belated anniversary!! You are so wise about marriage - how if you focus more on God, then your marriage and other relationships are better.

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