Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Wedding Day--4 Years Later

Happy Anniversary, Babe!

On this day 4 years ago we stood before our family and friends and pledged our lives to one another. Our vows were very special, compiled by us, and still are true today.

What I said then is even more true now:

J, today I give myself to you in marriage
God has prepared me to be your wife,
And I think Him for the blessing of you.
With Christ as my example, I will encourage, comfort,
strengthen, and serve you with patience and love.
I promise to always put my heart and effort
into the continued growth of our relationship.
I promise to be faithful to you always, to hold you up in prayer,
to honor God's guidance in our lives,
to always be open and honest with you
and to cherish you as my husband as long as God gives us life together.
I love you, all of you, now and always.

These vows are not always easy to follow through with; my patience in serving my husband has certainly not always been present, encouragment is sometimes far from my lips, and I don't pray for him as much as I need to. But these words are my goal.

Babe, God blessed me beyond my wildest dreams when He brought you into my life. I never knew a love like this was possible, and I stand in awe at His care for us and His infinite wisdom.

I love you, all of you, now and always.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."


stephanie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. It's been neat to read and enjoy!!

Melissa said...

Great ending to the story! Now, can you PLEASE post some wedding pics?

Thanks so much for sharing. Aren't Godly men one of His finest creations?!

Beck Boys said...

Happy Anniversary. Thanks for all the good posts. We have enjoyed reading them!

jettybetty said...

Happy Anniversary! I pray you have many more anniversaries!
I keep reading blogs that make me cry this morning!
I just love hearing your story!

Susanne said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful day together and many more!

proud parents said...

Happy Anniversary! All of the drama was worth it, right?

aggiejenn said...

I would LOVE to post some wedding pics but we don't have any digital ones and I can't get the scanner to work. I'll try to see if we can get it working later because I would love to share some pics with you guys.

MAK said...

Happy Anniversary! May you have many more wonderful years together.

When you were in Thailand, did you know the Allen's? They were both at A&M while I was there and I was pretty good friends with David.

How are your Dad and Grandmother doing? Praying for them both!

Dave & Lisa said...

It's hard for me to believe that four years ago I was standing with you as the Lord made the two of you one in Him. What an amazing day that was, a day I will NEVER forget! Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding, your marriage, and your life. I love you so much, and I will thank God for you as long as I live.

Glass Half Full said...

Happy Anniversary!!! :)

Heather Smith said...

Those are beautiful vows! May God bless you as you strive to uphold them! Happy Anniversary!

Rabbit said...

I have loved reading your story! Happy Anniversary, you two, and may God continue to bless you!

Lauren said...

Your vows were beautiful and happy anniversary! Hope you can make it to the get-together weekend in October. I've got you on the list. :)

briar_rose_01 said...

I'm with Lisa - I can't believe its been 4 yrs! So happy for you both & that the life you've built together is even more joyful than the day you were wed.

theresa said...

Congratulations! Here's to many more happy years!

Reflecting Him

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