Monday, June 16, 2008

Anni-Birthday

I haven't posted as often as I would like, but I had to make a brief stop tonight. Tomorrow my wife and I celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary as well as my wife's 39th birthday. It's her Anni-Birthday and it's always a special time.

I have often wondered what I did to deserve a wife like I have. The truth is, I could do nothing to merit the affection of this wonderful woman. She amazes me each and every day. She has such a never-say-quit attitude that I have found her doing things I didn't think she'd ever do. Yesterday she was helping me change the headlight in her car, getting grease all over her hands and her cute little face. She was something to behold.

Words cannot describe how I feel about her. She married me on her 20th birthday, without getting the chance to live life as a single person. I know that many times she wishes she could have experienced being out on her own, but personally I'm glad God worked out the timing the way he did. I was in a sad state before I met her, and I'd be nothing without her today.

A lot of things have changed in our relationship over the years. Just over the past year, we've been through a lot. I truly admire her courage and her sacrificial attitude. I marvel at her willingness to beat the problems she has been given. And I am ever so grateful that she is by my side as my wife.

As we begin our 20th year of married life tomorrow, I have little idea what the next 12 months will hold. I sincerely hope the ride is less eventful than the past 12 months have been. There are all kinds of options open to us. But whatever God brings into our lives, I want her there beside me for the rest of our lives.

I love you, darlin'.....

7 comments:

Dorothy said...

What a wonderful post! Congratulations! I hope my husband feels like that about me...I think he does!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

It was a pleasure to read of your love and devotion to your wife. I hope many married couples come by here and read this and pause, as I have done, to appreciate their own spouse.

Have a Blessed Anni-birthday!

Big Doofus said...

Congrats, rev-ed.
(Media Boy)

Douglas said...

Congratulations to the whole two of ya!

I'm also commenting to let you know Crossword Bebop has moved from blogspot to its own domain, crosswordbebop.com. Hope you'll stop by and say hello!

Big Doofus said...

In my house in one month we have MY birthday on the 16, then our anniversary on the 17th and MRS. BIG DOOFUS's birthday on the 19th. We call the 17th "In Between Day." It's crazy. On top of that, one of my three kids was born on the 29th. Craziness.

Jeff said...

Well done, rev. My good wife and I just celebrated our tenth. Hopefully we have your staying power. :)

fromtheheart said...

Wow Ed you never stop amazing me with your caring and kind words. You know I love and admire both you and your wife with all my heart. I wish nothing but the best for both of you forever. God did bring you together for a reason and I have witnessed that many times. Blessings to you and your family!!
Steph