Saturday, August 15, 2009

eighteen.


Monday commemorates eighteen years of marriage to my husband, Jason.

EIGHTEEN YEARS.

When we wake up in the morning, we will do what we have done every August 17th since 1991. As soon as our eyes pop open one of us will say,"Happy anniversary!" and then we will give each other a high five to celebrate the fact that we beat the odds again.

Then one of will go... wow. eighteen years...
and the other of us will go... dude, that's a long time.
and then we'll agree that we'd do it all over again...
and then one of us will kiss the other not worrying about morning breath...

and then one of us will thank God that she's blessed with such an amazing man.
and she will marvel that, though she thought it was completely impossible,
she loves him more than she did last year or the year before...

yep that's pretty much how it will go.

predictability may be boring to some, but to me... it's stability, security, and a beautiful joy.

Happy Anniversary, Husband of Mine....

Forever~
Amber

This is how the holy women of old made themselves beautiful. They trusted God and accepted the authority of their husbands.
1 Peter 3:5


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18 comments:

Carpoolqueen said...

I think we say the same thing. Except I wait for coffee before we exchange greetings. Because that's how we've survived years of marriage ourselves.

Everything waits until after coffee.

whimzie said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love it when my friends (in the computer or otherwise) have strong, healthy relationships with their husbands. Because marriage is tough and a lot of people don't make it. And parenting is tough and it's hard to do it alone. Glad you two are going the distance.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

No better love than old, married love (except for Jesus' love...without which old married love would just be old, ya know?)Yesterday at church,we honored a couple who celebrated 65 years of marriage, and I thought...boy, do I want what they have!

Happy Anniversary, sweet friend!

Melissa Stover said...

happy anniversary!

Sheryl said...

happy anniversary, amber!!

hope you have a wonderful day celebrating. you certainly deserve it.

Tiffani said...

That is a GREAT accomplishment this day and age, for sure! I love finding myself more in love with my Hubby each and every day...such a gift!

Hope your time together today is extra sweet!!

Gretchen said...

Dude...that is a long time. And I'm so happy for you both. ANd your children are blessed. Happy of happiests, my friend.

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Today is my 18th anniversary too! And, dude, that is a LONG time! My husband keeps telling people we've been married 20 years. What's up with that? I think it just seems longer. ;)

Happy Anniversary!

Brandy said...

Yay! Its going to be 20 soon. That is so cool!

Becky said...

Loved. this. post.

Congrats on 18 years!

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

Lovely! Happy Anniversary.

Vindiciti said...

Beautiful! Congrats!

Beck said...

18 years! WOW! Congratulations.

Shanda said...

Happy belated anniversary! I hope all went just as you imagined it would (or even better-even if thought completely impossible!)

What a blessing and a gift your marriage is to each other and to your children!

MyShilohRanch said...

awww ... tear ... sniff ... SO sweet ... you two kids are SO precious to me! I love you both! And I too, love that picture! One question: how can it possibly have been EIGHTEEN years???!! Wowie zowie!! You ARE blessed ;D

Jenster said...

I thought I had commented on this but apparently I was mistaking. Happy anniversary and here's to many, many more!!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Very sweet. Love that picture. I will tell you that he will grow dearer as the years pass.

2Thinks said...

Happy belated anniversary!