Friday, June 6, 2008

In 10 Whole Years...

....we have loved a lot

....we have laughed a lot

....we have cried way too much

....but most of all, we have loved a lot!

Today Hubs and I have been married 10 years. No, that is not a type-o. 10 entire...long...short....FULL years. 10 Years ago today I was a young bride who had no clue what she was in for! 10 years later, I'm more thankful that God knows best.

In the past 10 years we have done many things together...

We have walked an amazing, continuing journey with God. I can look back and see now why God did what He did in our lives. To bring us to this point. A point I never dreamt was possible. A point I as a young girl of 19 would have been petrified to the core to think God could use me and my baby faced husband in that way. A point I'm so glad He brought me to...despite the trials that got us here.

...These are the things that matter...

We have had our names changed to "Mommy and Daddy" to 2 very beautiful...WONDERFUL "Mini-Me's". To get to those who audibly calls us by that name, we had to endure losing 4 others who only called us that in our hearts.

...These are the things that matter...

We have had our minds and our hearts melt to mush as we were both there when our darling Isabella Faith used her middle name to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the tender age of 4 years old.

...These are the things that matter...

Just to name a few...

David...you are a wonderful husband! You are an amazing father! You are a stellar son! You have such an intense faith and devotion to God that you challenge me to be a better Servant of God. You call me on the carpet when I need to be called. You encourage me when I need to be encouraged. You tell me I'm hot when I don't feel very pretty. You let me sit in your lap and cry my head off when I don't know why I feel like I do.

Most of all, you love me despite my many, many, MANY shortcomings. You are a picture of how Christ loves the church, and you deserve so much more than I can give you. Thank you for loving me.

I can't wait for everything else that God has for you and I...

I love you!

PS--Here's a little snippet that was what they played during our wedding. Sorry for the HORRIBLE quality, as I figured out how to get the VHS to DVD but couldn't get the DVD downloaded properly. SO, I videoed the screen. But you'll get the idea!



Ahhh...the memories...

4 comments:

Alison said...

10 years...what a milestone! Happy Anniversary David and Billie! Your family is blessed and others are blessed because of your committment to each other and the Lord!
Love you!

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love you guys!

bec said...

What is there to say? 10 years ago...more like 12 years ago, my life completely changed when I met my new roommate from Quitman. She hated me but learned to put up with me despite my snobbiness! A few months later she met a skinny baby-faced dude named David...whom we preferred to call Tommy Boy. Their relationship blossomed and everyone around knew that this couple was meant to be together and live happily ever after. The days and weeks and months of their courtship would forever change my outlook on love and show me what true love was all about. Througout the years you two have overcame huge trials and tribulations yet, through it all, you have been unwavering and completely faithful to God and each other. You have been blessed with 2 of the most amazing children in the world and you continue to be a blessing to everyone you come in contact with. I am so thankful to God for your ten years of marriage and I'm thankful that I've been able to be there from the very beginning to see it all unfold. The two of you are my very best friends in the world and I love you with all my heart! Happy Anniversary!

PS...I STILL cry when I watch that video! The pic of David and Crazy Carl always brings tears to my eyes!!

AliciaG said...

Happy Anniversary, a little late. Hope you have many more to celebrate in the years to come.
Love ya both!
Hugs!