DH and I celebrated our 10th anniversary yesterday. It’s hard to believe that we have been married a whole decade! What is even harder to believe is that we have been parents to our children here in the outside word less time than we were married without kids. I must say that the years we have been parents have been a lot more fun. Not that life before kids was less important but so much of that time was spent fighting infertility that it really stole the joy that we should have had as newlyweds. There is beauty for ashes though because these last 5 years have been so full of joy and sweetness that it totally makes up for the journey we went through. I know not everyone has the same outcome as we have had and that makes me all the more mindful to appreciate these little ones.

 

We didn’t have a babysitter yesterday so I made us a nice supper at home. Venison steaks topped with fried eggs and sautéed peppers and onions, baked potatoes and garlic bread on the side. DH bought me a little bonsai tree because “we have been in training for 10 years” and a bird feeder that looks like a house because “we are building our home together”. He can be quite sentimental. 🙂

 

The day before our anniversary we took the kids out for lunch after church at my favorite Mexican restaurant. MMMmmm! So good. 🙂

 

I am so thankful for my husband who spoils me. I know that I don’t tell him often but his hard work for our family does not go overlooked by me. I appreciate all the sacrifices he’s made throughout the years and I am proud of the husband and father that he is now. Most of all I am thankful that God led us to each other. As young kids only 18 and 19 when we eloped, I can truly say that I didn’t fully grasp the magnitude of what marriage and commitment means. I was very immature at times and didn’t know how to love DH the way he deserved to be loved. But over the years our love has grown and we have matured together and I can honestly say that I love him more now than ever before. We may not have as much time to spend together now but the time that we do have is much more special to me.

 

I could go on and on but I doubt anyone is interested in reading such a sappy post. 😉 Thank You God for my godly husband. Please bless and protect him. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

 

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When we had been dating 3 months…

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And 4 months…

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As if a foreshadowing of things to come, DH holding my little bro A.

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And me holding my little bro M.

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On our recent vacation to California in May.