Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We are Blessed!

How my life is blessed by this man! When we started our journey together ... I'm sure it's a good thing we didn't know all that was ahead! There have been valleys that have gone pretty deep that broke way to mountaintops that reached great heights. We have learned to be content in times of great joy and in seasons of heartache. Four years ago we didn't know if we'd celebrate many more anniversaries together (health scare).

Little did we know our family would one day expand and grow both in diversity and depth, the way it has. We are so undeserving of all the goodness the Lord has blessed us with. He has been our Strength, our Hope, our Refuge, our Redeemer, our Friend, our Shepherd .... our Rock. Without His grace we would not be standing today.

God has given us the absolute privilege and overwhelming responsibility to raise up five children for His glory. He has given us a heart for orphans and sharing their needs with all who will have ears to hear. He's given us a passion for family ministry, as we know ourselves both of the trials that come in this life .... and of the mercy and hope that is found in Him.

How I hope to have many, many years with this man by my side. I long to learn how to be a better wife, so that I can be a greater blessing to him. Happy Anniversary, Honey. Can't wait for you to get back home.


coffeemom said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! What a great day for you! The sacrament of marriage is the coolest thing and worth celebrating. God bless you both on this special day and wishes for many more anniversaries to share in the future!
love m

Hauswife said...


solas4me said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary, sorry we're a day late.

The Darlings

The Albertsons said...

Happy Anniversary, friends :)

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Aww. Happy Anniversary. What a beautiful post!!

Shawnda said...

Praise God!!!! Happy Anniversary!

Vashti said...

I just happend on your blog and am encouraged to come across a woman who loves God and has a heart for orphans. I have 2 adopted South African sons and we run an organization that cares for over 150 AIDS orphans here in South Africa. God bless you for your faithfulness in your adoptions.

Please look at our website

Your family is stunning!
God bless.