Wednesday, April 8, 2009

8 Years and Counting

Today Derek and I celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. Guess we made it past the 7 year itch....lol. Actually there was never really an itch, I just wanted to say it. :) Anyways, I look back on the past 8 years and I am just in awe of how amazing God is and how blessed we are. To have started out not on the "right foot" so to say, its so cool so see how God has taken our situation and turned it for good! Just like the Word promises! Its also awesome to sit back and look at the past years and see how far God has taken us in our faith as a family. He's been faithful in giving me the desires of my heart because theyve turned into desires that glorify Him. I'm so blessed to have a husband who sees the importance of me being home with our girls and not working. He's willing to make big sacrifices materially so we are only a single income family. Unlike most guys in our generation who would rather be driving a nice car, living in a nice suburband neighborhood and having lots of "toys" to play with. We're blessed that he sees the importance of keeping our children home and teaching them here, rather then sending them off to a stranger for 8 hours a day. We are blessed because he truly loves being a dad and a husband and finds the value in his role as provider and shepherd to our family! I just thank the Lord for blessing me with the past 8 years with someone like Derek who is the love of my life and my best friend.

2 comments:

Megan said...

Happy Anniversary Linds! How cute...8 years!!

Bethsmiles said...

Awww....happy anniversary! We are coming up on 15 years and I love to look back and see the hand of God in our lives...especially during times of struggle. God is Good! May He bless you both with many more happy, faith filled years! :)

Beth
New Weaving mom in Idaho