Our Journey Home

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Yesterday was our eight year wedding anniversary! God has truly blessed our marriage abundantly. Our marriage would not be what it is today without the Lord, that is for certain. We don't have it all figured out, but we do know the Truth. For the first few years, we tried doing marriage 'our way' and if you know our testimony, you also know that we almost didn't make it. But doing marriage 'God's way' is a life filled with joy! We praise God for teaching us how to love one another!
I was telling Emma Grace and Bella about our anniversary, and they were fascinated. I explained that our anniversary is kind of like a birthday- it's a special day that comes one time every year and we celebrate being married. I pulled out our wedding album and although the girls have seen it before, they still loved looking at all the pictures. Emma Grace said, "Mommy, I wish I could have seen you in that princess dress. It's just so beautiful." I told her that I still have the dress, and if she wants to, she can wear it on her wedding day. However, once the girls heard me say that I still had the 'princess dress', they didn't hear anything else I had to say! wink! They both began to beg me to go put it on. We all giggled at the idea and I led them to my room to show the dress to them. "Pleeeeease put it on mommy!"
It was about 6pm, and I was expecting David home any minute. I looked at that beautiful dress laying across our bed. "Hmmmmm. Well, it is our anniversary, after all. Maybe it would be fun to surprise David and wear my wedding dress to greet him at the door?"
So, to the absolute delight of our two little girls, I slipped into the dress. It still fit! They cheered and I twirled and danced around the living room with them. We all eagerly awaited daddy's arrival. David had told me he would be a few minutes later than usual; he was going to run a quick errand with one of our dear family friends, Jeff. The girls began to squeal when we heard a truck pull into the cul-de-sac. We all ran to the front door to greet daddy! However, when I opened the door, the surprise was on me! wink! It wasn't just daddy, it was daddy and Jeff! We all laughed! I had to explain to Jeff that I don't normally wear my wedding dress around the house. It was an anniversary surprise that none of us will forget! ha ha ha!
Here are a few pictures that Wubs snapped yesterday. We like to document the craziness at our house! wink!
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he browses among the lillies."- Song of Songs 6:3


  1. I just love this story. It will be one that won't be forgotten between our families, that's for sure! Love you, friend!

  2. Ohhhh Best Friend you are so so beautiful! I love the picture of you kissing JJ... So sweet. what a fun memory to have with the girls,David, and Jeff! cant wait to see you

  3. Hehehe! That is great! And I can just imagine the laughs as Jeff was standing there! Too funny. I love your dress--beautiful! And you go girl to still fit in it...woohoo!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY belated!! Love you!

  4. I love this story!!! Has me laughing! I would have loved to see the look on the faces of David & Jeff! I'm SO happy that the dress still fits you! I'm a bit afraid to try mine on!

  5. I have been eagerly awaiting a new blog post and this oh so made up for lost time! Love it!

  6. Lovely day, dear! Glad it was full of good memories! Love you and your blog!