Sunday, July 15, 2007

Marriage :: Eleven

11 years of loving each other. It is good.

Year 1 :: fresh. Late night grocery trips. eating dinner on the floor in front of the fireplace. working. school. 1014 C. Cocoa the baby dog. love. candlelight dinners. airplanes landing outside our window. finding out we were pregnant. (how did that happen?) lots of laughing.

Year 2 :: purchased our first home. surrendered to ministry. moved to BBC. Carly was born. sweet pink moments. dinner around the table. big bellies and massages. first snow. growth. sunflowers. finding out that we were pregnant. (how did that happen..again?)

Year 3 :: moving out of married housing. Prospect. Baby blue. no sleep. drama and friendships. vacation bible school. internship. paper routes. lemonade.

Year 4 :: first ministry job. back yard sunflowers. garden. grilling out nightly. lightning bugs. picnics in the grass. laundry. date nights. smiles.

Year 5 :: school. work. kids. ministry. diapers. bottles. the time out chair. jesus being thirsty. friends.

Year 6 :: hard. hurt. growth. big love. learning what love means. larry boy and barbie hair. houston. mosquitoes. astros. galveston. dates. rebuilding. honest.

Year 7 :: finally graduation time. second ministry job. abilene. kids in school. lunch dates. writing. worship. paper in trees. love. security.

Year 8 :: baseball. valentines day dinner. family time. canterbury trails. new friends. biblestudy by candlelight. growing every day.

Year 9 :: mission trips. students. family. love. birthing dreams. more new friends. possum kingdom. laughter.

Year 10 :: new house. pto. church. movement. intercession. cruise. europe. black dress. celebration. kids. life.

Year 11 :: change. faith. time. dream. late night talks. new car. christmas lights. photography. camp. loving. coffee. blockbuster online. books.

July 13th we celebrated 11 years of marriage. craziness!


jen said...

how sweet! Congratulations, and happy late anniversary. You guys are an inspiration. :) Love ya!

Shelly said...

Absolutely adorable. Happy Anniversary!

Amanda said...

Happy anniversary! This was such a creative post. I might have to make a list like that for my hubby.

Teri said...

Congratulations Debra! What a fun glimpse into your life! How was camp?

Karina said...

Congrats! Cheers to many more years!

Caleb said...
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Caleb said...

The 'Jesus is thirsty' memory made me laugh out loud. You really should write about that one. It's so funny that I'm considering forgiving you for not naming years 8-10 after Reagan and myself.

Angie said...

Loved your post. This is my first visit. Happy Anniversary.

mer said...

What a beautiful and creative post. Isn't it fun to remember? I love looking back and seeing all that God has done. Your marriage is a testimony to his love and care for you. Happy Anniversary! And may you celebrate many more.

Deidre said...

Sweet post.