|August 15, 1987|
Now, I don't think I married my best friend 25 years ago - I don't think I knew how to be a real friend. In grade school I would have one best friend or two best friends, like Wendy and Rene, but if I missed school the next day, when I returned-- Leah and Wendy were best pals, Rene was now friends with Maggie and I got 'stuck' with Jennifer. Oh - how cruel this sounds. So....25 years ago, I married a good looking friend. Whom now, I can say....is becoming MY BEST friend.
He was the most handsome guy I knew.
I know I had BIG dreams for our lives together - such expectations.
I knew I loved him dearly - dearly .
And I was so excited to begin this NEW life together.
I had NO idea of how young we really were.
WE had NO money.
I had NO idea of how to communicate or even be 'married' other than what I saw on TV and what I witnessed around me. However, I had GOOD teachers.
Our lives began.
25 years is a LONG time, but yet when I was looking for some photos ( other than seeing how YOUNG we look) it seems like it has been about -- maybe 10-15 years....
There was college, student teaching, moving to Florida, apartment life, the arrival of Taylor, building a house, and then Hunter...and so on and so on.
Family trips, Christmas Trees, and every August another anniversary would roll around in the middle of us both trying to set up a classroom for school to begin.
Tomorrow is no different, as I 'blog' this on the eve of....tomorrow is our 25th wedding anniversary. It is a milestone in the world -- a QUARTER of a century....it really is just another day.
A day I am very thankful for.
Psm. 27.14 says: Rely on the Lord! Be strong and confident! Rely on the Lord!
25 years later, I think I know what it means now to be married and how HARD it really is, whether you celebrate year #2, 5, 7, 13 or even 18!! My parents celebrated year #46 this year. Brendan's folks celebrated year #51.....by God's Grace.
I pray we live long enough to see our children celebrate their 25th...If the Lord tarries.
I am very thankful for the past 25 years - ALL of them, even the harder ones. Life is not easy, praise God for Jeremiah 29.11....for I know the plans I have for you, "to prosper you and not to harm you - to give you hope and a future".....
25 years later, he is STILL the most handsome guy I know.
I still have BIG dreams for us.
I know I love him dearly, but there is ONE big difference now, I love God more. (BP is sort of 2nd)
I am more excited about the next 25 years...seriously!
Now I realize HOW young we really were, and we both try and remember that!
WE still have no money...ha ha.
And I think finally after some time, we are finally figuring out how to really communicate!
Happy Anniversary Brendan, I am VERY proud of you.