Jun 27, 2008

16 Years Ago...

It was 16 years ago today that I gave a pledge to God to love this man for the rest of my life. I seriously thought that things were going to be perfect. Who thinks these things? Well, I did and I found out that quickly that wasn't the case. Over the years we have struggled with many issues that kept the perfect marriage stamp off our certificate. HOWEVER, we have worked through every single obstacle as it came along with one thing. The power of Jesus Christ. We really can do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS US!
This past two years have been the toughest for our marriage by far. We never knew trials like the dreaded, financial, house woes trials. It almost took us over the top! Two job changes in less than a year was another huge adjustment. God knew we could handle it, and that he had something wonderful waiting if we would just trust him. Don't even get me started with the hip replacement fiasco and the one looming in less than two weeks. The fun never stops around here. Prayer doesn't either!


I guess the thing that I want couples, singles, MY CHILDREN to know is that life will happen. It certainly has for us. It is how you choose to respond to life that makes all the difference. We have always tried to respond in a way that will honor God and our family first. If we fail, then we fail. God sees our hearts and sees our obedience even when others may not understand.


Happy Anniversary Skip! I love you and thank God for the man you are to me and to our family. Thank you for putting up with my insecurities, my sometimes crazy woman talk that happens at a certain time of the month, and for my Beth Moore lectures I might have given once, twice, or 97 times. In turn, I will forgive the time you spend with mistress one, mistress two and mistress three. Without these girls, you couldn't keep your wife living in the lap of luxury that I'm accustomed to in my 1380 square foot rental. Hee Hee. Just kidding.






10 comments:

Susanne said...

Happy Anniversary Susie & Skip!

Tiffany said...

You didn't metion that it was your anniversary. You turkey. Happy Anniversary to both of you. You both are a godly example to us all. Have a wonderful day!!!

Chappyswife said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to both of you! Those are great pics. You've done a spectacular job of raising a Godly family. I hope you have a wonderful weekend of celebration.

Our 17th wedding anniversary is Sunday, June 29th, so I share and understand your excitement. I just posted our wedding pic on my profile on myspace and will be posting pics on the blog when it's time.

xoxoxo

Pam said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary to you both!

You two have been an encouragement to me as I have "watched" your past year from afar, prayed for your family, and seen God bring you forth as gold through the trials, job changes, being apart, dealing with hospitals stays, etc.

May He continue to bless and strengthen your marriage. I pray the joy you share now is only a taste of what is to come.

Blessings on both of you . . . in abundance.

MissyT said...

Happy Anniversary Susie & Skip!! I always knew you guys were MFEO (meant for each other)... heehee... Keep up the good work!!! Lots of love!!

Debbie said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I am leaving Utah on Sunday. I owe Ashley big time! Please tell her we said Happy Birthday and the gift will be coming.

I am so happy for you and Skip. You have truly been a Godly example and I am so proud of you both.

I love you,

Debbie

Robin Storch said...

Here's to many, many more....

Amy said...

I'll be praying for your dear husband's surgery. I had mine replaced recently too. One last July and the other in September. I was bedridden for a year and am now able to live life again! God is good and without Him we are nothing.

Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

~April said...

HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY!

DA Wagners said...

Happy anniversary. You were hot then, but I think you've gotten better looking through the years. Some women just get prettier as they get older!!!