Michael and I will be married 29 years tomorrow; the kids in the picture above (my hair looks like a bad hair piece) had no idea what they were getting into! Michael was 23 and I was 21 we were clueless! We were babies, Michael had hair and I had not one mole on my very young face. We have done life together and I don’t mean all of the rosy you complete me garbage that you see in the movies and on tv. We had to grow up fast, we came into our marriage with two young children (blended families are HARD). We had several miscarriages, we loss parents, (Mike’s mom 18 years ago and my dad 10 years ago), we have cared for aging parents, we have raised/raising children, Michael had a very serious health scare some years back. I have realized that the hard places, the Lord we don’t know what to do situations; this is when marriages can thrive or crumble! If we didn’t have the hard places our marriage would have no substance, when we are faced with any challenges we resolve to lean into one another and most importantly the Lord. We have a small network of friends that we share life with who hold us accountable who we can really share our hearts with and they can do the same with us. I love looking back on the difficulties that we have overcome it is a reminder that we are in this together no matter what comes our way! The challenges, the hard stuff makes the good times so much sweeter!
We have shared so many sweet times over the years, getting to know the Lord together, raising our children, having Aaron after 5 miscarriages, and enjoying our grandchildren! I know it sounds cliche but we are really best friends. Do we get on each other’s nerves, do we always like each other? Yes, we do and no we don’t always like each other. As I have shared my childhood trauma over the past few months through this blog; Michael has been right by my side praying and encouraging me along the way. We now know each other so well, only time and life can do that and we are still learning!
We are started off our Anniversary Celebration last night (Michael surprised me) we went to Praise a concert that was just what I needed; side by side praising the Lord!
Happy Anniversary Michael; 29 down forever to go! I love you with all my heart! Thank you for loving me well!