Sunday, April 27, 2008

7 Years of Marriage-April 28, 2001

A Wedding is for a Day....A Marriage is for a life Time
That was the basic theme for our wedding 7 years ago. We wanted to focus on a lifetime together. I remember in Matt's toast he talked about how he chose me because he knew I would be the mother of his children. I have often wondered what if God would have looked down on us that day and told us that if we were to marry that we would have to face some of the biggest trials in our lives. What if he would have told us we would have a child with special needs whom has come so close to loosing her life so many times?? Would we have walked away?? I like to think that no matter what we would have decided to face it together. Never did we imagine what the future was going to hold, but we would not change it for anything. And I can think of no better partner in life to take these challenges with. We have traveled down some really tough roads this last year, and I now know why people say that what we have gone through will either make us or break us. Well, to be honest, it has tried to break us time and time again, but I think in the long run it has made us stronger. It took us a long time to learn to lean on each other during the bad times. And still at times we forget to lean on each other, but at the end of everyday, we still have love. We choose to love each other everyday and it has gotten us through!!
So seven years have come and gone. They say the first seven years are the hardest!! So I guess that means the rest is easy sailing from here right??? But really, we are looking forward to another fifty or more years together. So HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BABY, I love you more than I could ever say.
Newly dating. Look at how young we look. These two pictures are from about 8 years ago!!
Engagement pics!! Again look at how young we look. I personally think this last year has aged us some!!

This was taken Friday night at my nephews B-day party.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's been a tough few years, but I love you more now then ever. Thanks for everything, especially our three beautiful children. Matt

aunt amber said...

Just like what we were saying on the phone...life, stress, kids and whatever has aged us but we're still HOT MAMAS!!! I love you guys and cherish your friendship...just think in 6 weeks it will be our turn for the BIG 7 Anniversary...I'm with ya though that it is supposed to be easy now...Lord knows we need it. :-) Hope you have a great day.

Ashlea said...

You guys are too cute! Happy anniversary, and know that we are thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Love,
Aunt Judy & Uncle Paul

Sherry said...

Happy Anniversary. Love the side burns Matt.

crackerjacksMO said...

Happy Anniversary! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

You two are still as cute as ever! Love, Erin

Kaden and Ava's mommy said...

You are guys are so sweet. I love the pictures...your right, you do look young. Unfortunately time does age us but you guys are a beautiful couple. Congrats on the 7 years!!! I know that times get trying but what better way to get through then with your partner at your side.

Love,
Amy