Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Eight Years Ago

Alright, I have to steal the keyboard back for one post...

It was 8 years ago today that Jason and I walked down the aisle to vow before God our commitment to each other. I remember people asking me if I was nervous. And I remember very vividly being very calm, as I knew this was the man God brought for me to spend the rest of my life with. I'm certain that Jason felt the same.

Over the past 8 years, we have been through lots of things. Jason worked hard while I finished school. He supported me through my first years of teaching. When I had the spare time, he encouraged me to volunteer and work at the zoo. Now he works so hard to allow me to stay home with our kids. It's been a huge sacrifice for the entire family, but so worth it in the end.

Jason is the best daddy I could ever imagine to Paige and Eli. He loves to play with them, love on them, and grow them to know and serve God. There is no way these kids will grow up not knowing their Daddy loves them very much. As a mom and friend, it is amazing to watch Jason with his kids. I love to watch him play with Paige.

In this most recent storm we have endured, I can't imagine going through it with anyone else. Jason has been a rock and huge support for me through it all. As we have to make decisions and as we learn more about Eli's condition, I'm so glad we are in it together. Jason and I see so many things the same, we rarely have to discuss them in length to come to a conclusion and decision.

Reflecting on the past 8 years and what God has done in our lives, I know His work is in the middle of our marriage. Everything we have and will endure is to shape us to what God can use for His glory. Jason and I are in for the long haul. We have a vision for our marriage. We want to be 80 years old, walking on the beach holding hands, madly in love with eachother. The only way we can do that is by enduring the times we are in now. For better or worse.

Jason, I love you more today than I did 8 years ago. Thanks for being there to accept me as your wife as I walked down the aisle to you. I look forward to 50 more years with you, so we can be 80 and walking on the beach together.



Okay, you can have the keyboard back now...

5 comments:

Tamara B said...

I won't quite be 80 yet so I hope I'm around to congratulate you guys... and maybe that will be on a beach on a mission field in another country... or the good 'ol central CA coast :)

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary!! I'm so glad my brother met you. I always wanted a sister and you've been the best :) There's no question you'll be together forever.

Sarah

Amy said...

I still remember your wedding like it was yesterday...Kaitlyn was just a babe...so much fun! We are so proud of the way you two have loved each other not only through the last few months but also through the last 8 years. We love you both, hope you can find the time to celebrate!

video9 said...

I have been praying for your family and Eli's progress all along. You didn't know, because I've never posted. Will you please continue the blog after Eli's home? I am Tanya's Arbonne customer, and won't be a visitor in a social way. I want to know how it continues as life goes on with Eli at home. Pam Schmidt

Tamara B said...

... looking for an update...

love from the land of thawing tundra,
tamB