Monday, July 20, 2009

Dear Joel...

It's been 7 years since we vowed to love each other our entire lives. I was so excited and terrified at the same time.
I'd never met anyone like you. We sang in the car together, did homework together (aka, me writing your literature papers), spent so much time together. And sometimes I had a tough time figuring you out. Because you are who you are. All the time. (I don't always get that...I like to put on a 'face'.)

But you made me laugh, made me think, made me be honest with myself (especially when I didn't want to be.) You forgave easily. You laughed a lot. You loved people for who they were.
I'm so thankful God has given us 7 incredible years. I love you more than when we first got married. Thank you for graciously allowing me to make MANY mistakes as I learn how to love you first, not myself. You have helped me draw closer to the Lord in so many ways. I am so thankful that I have such a wonderful, godly man to grow old with.

Our wedding verse:
"Delight yourselves in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:4

(Oh yeah, thanks for not letting me break up with you for a 3rd time. You were right.)

12 comments:

Amanda said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys are so incredibly cute together! You are a great example of what marriage is really about. We are blessed to have both of you in our lives.

Oh yeah, and good thing he didn't let you break up with him again...he's never been one to put up with silly games, huh?!??!!

The Sieberts said...

awww...how sweet! I hope you have him read that :) Happy Anniversary!

PamperingBeki said...

Awww, Happy anniversary!!

Amy said...

Could you two be any sweeter?!
Congrats! Happy Anniversary to you both! :)

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Congratulations to our "sharing the date" couple! We are so glad that you didn't break up too! You are special to us!

Wixo said...

Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many more happy years!

The Chance Family said...

Wow! Congratulations on your anniversary! We'll have our 7th in a couple weeks! Crazy how fast time goes! :)

Courtney e said...

I guess it's hard to break up with someone in the first hour of a 11 hour car ride... if it were the last hour, who knows where you two would be :)

The Veers said...

you two look adorable in these pics! Happy Anniversary! you are an amazing couple!

Dzino said...

Sniff, sniff... Congrats you guys... whoaaaaa!!! Sniff sniff... can't help crying!

Fulmer Family Blog said...

Its funny because I remember Joel telling me that story when we worked together about him not letting you break up with him the 3rd time. Thats great! Best wishes!

Amy W said...

Congratulations! I loved seeing your wedding pics. :) Happy Anniversary, and many, many more!