Monday, August 8, 2011

What happens in 11 years?

It seems like just yesterday that I married the man who won my heart.

And then you stop and think what has happened in 11 yrs...

4 beautiful children joined our family.
 It always makes me laugh when they don't "get it" that we lived by ourselves once upon a time!

We switched from a 5 passenger vehicle to an 8 passenger vehicle. 42K miles already?  =)
I went from teaching to carpooling. David went from 1 employee to 2 to 0.  

Our marriage has improved year by year. I remember being rather surprised at how much closer we grew after having children.

We haven't moved...even 1x.  Fairly unusual. We'll enjoy our home/location as long as we are able.  We couldn't ask for a better renting situation!

One grandpa and one grandma are now in Heaven...both attended our wedding!  Can't wait to share the wedding supper of the lamb with them =)

I could go on and on about all the things David does and is, but that might make a few of you gag.  Suffice it to say that his love language is "Acts of Service" and he shows his love like that regularly.  I've learned not to tell him what i need to get done sometimes...b/c he'll quit doing what HE needs to do to help me.  He is a rock of quiet devotion to Christ, my inspiration and always available listening ear. 

God is good, His mercies are everlasting, from generation to generation I will bless His holy name.

I would scan in a wedding picture, but can't remove the professional ones from the album.

Oh, and those of you who know us well know that....I'm 39 days late with this post...=)

You know the line -  I prefer conversation to is the thought question.  What did you learn from watching your parent's marriage?  I can't wait to see your advice!  If you don't want to comment on here, or don't know how, the facebook cross post also allows comments.


  1. I learned what it truly means when you say "yes" to the part of your vows that say: "to honor and cherish, in sickness and in health".
    Blessings to you as you celebrate another special year together.

  2. Amen, Danita! It is always such a MAJOR treat to see your name pop up =)

  3. My parents still make each other smile and laugh...a lot. I can only imagine the blessing that's been to them through the years.

    Lovely post, Beth. My warmest regards to David!


  4. Always honor your husband. There was a time my Mom said, in reference to a decision that my Dad made, "This is not what I would have chosen, but he is the head of this house and we will support his decision." (Which was, by the way, regarding how many nights T and I could see each other during the school-week.) :)


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