Thursday, July 31, 2008

4th Anniversary!

I can't believe it's been four years today! Four wonderful, magical, beautiful, happy, glorious years. I can't imagine a better life than the one I share with my husband- it's been four years of "better than I ever thought possible" and "better and better with every passing year."
Sounds corny, but hey, so are we :)

Our computer crashed a little over a year ago and we lost most of our wedding pictures :(
But- here's a few from what's left for reminiscing...

wedding party... :)
The first time we saw each other on our wedding day... :)
our very first kiss was at the altar!! Smooooch!
our first dance as husband & wife... :)

Top FOUR reasons I am still so desperately in love with my husband:

4. He treats me with respect and tells me when he appreciates the things that I do. I've never once said "I wish he knew what I did for him!!" He always knows, notices, and affirms the things that I do. He always listens to what I have to say, crazy or not :)

3. His heart for the Lord- I am blessed daily by Matt's desire to seek God's will and direction for our lives. We would not be who we are without our loving Creator, and our marriage would not be as strong as it is without Matt's leadership through Him. One little example that just makes me melt every time- each morning before leaving for work, Matt wakes me up and prays over me- and I am so blessed by this!

2. How he takes care of me- obviously it's his work day to day that puts a roof over my head and food on the table, but he does so much more than provide financially. He tells me to rest when he can see that I'm tired, like offering to make dinner when I have no energy left, he keeps me sane when my emotions are out of control, he makes sure to comfort me when I'm down for any reason, he never treats me like I'm petty or silly even when I know I am. He holds my heart with the gentlest care.

1. He's the man God chose for me! And it seems more and more obvious with each passing year through the many ways He blesses us. I love Matt for so many reasons- and most of them are things he does or ways he is- but the reason above all others is that he's mine. We committed our lives to one another four years ago today and no matter who Matt is or what he does day to day- I choose to love him. We went into this covenant knowing that it would take some work but that there would be no way out! I just can't believe how easy it's been- how easy he is to love, how easy it is to submit to him, how happy I could be every single day just to fall asleep in his arms and wake up with him beside me! God has made him to be everything I've ever needed and I am grateful beyond words.

I love you Sparky!!


Kristy said...

Happy Anniversary!

your words were so sweet & touching. I pray that God continues to bless you two for many many more years to come!


Tara said...

Beautiful wedding pictures! Your husband sounds like such a wonderful guy. Congratulations on celebrating 4 years together!!

BETHANY said...

Happy anniversary!