November 9, 2014 ~ Today I am thankful for Anniversaries that remind us of old memories. Today is our Wedding Anniversary, and I am sitting here remembering our wedding ceremony.
It was a gorgeous, sunny and mild autumn day in Chicagoland. It was a second marriage for both of us and we wanted a simple ceremony. It was more important to us to be surrounded by friends who knew us well to participate in a meaningful ceremony. Our Pastor preached a very personal and heartfelt sermon for us because he knew us all so well.
We had the world’s youngest maid of honor and best man … my kids, who were 9 and 12 years old at the time. We wanted them front and center because we weren’t only a couple joining together in marriage, but joining as a family as well.
Our simple cake and coffee reception was right after the ceremony at the church. We were then whisked away in a white limo … just the two of us, off to our romantic honeymoon ~ a log cabin nestled in the Smoky Mountains.
Such a wonderful memory … I think I’ll find the video so we can watch it this evening to relive those memories … and get a chuckle over how young everyone looked … after all, laughter is an important part of a great marriage 🙂
♥ Today I’m thankful for Anniversaries that remind us of old memories ♥
November 9 ~ Today I am thankful for my wonderful husband ♥ It is our wedding anniversary and as I sit here reminiscing, I remember how truly Blessed I am to have him. Sometimes I need to pinch myself when I remember how hard my life was before we started dating. I was a single mother struggling to make ends meet. It was so hard trying to be both mother and father – encourager and disciplinarian – provider and caregiver … well, you get the picture. Most of our “dates” included the kids. We’d play miniature golf, go go-carting or go to Great America for the day. They loved it and I fell in love with him. It felt so good to feel loved and taken care of.
He is steady and dependable; he is my rock. He is a hard worker and a wonderful provider. He works 2 jobs so I could be a stay at home mom (which is something I’ve always dreamed of). He always helps out around the house. He even thanks me for making dinner and then cleans up the kitchen.
He makes me feel beautiful. He makes me feel secure. I am so blessed to have him in my life … he is a definite keeper 🙂 I look forward to growing old together, making more memories and falling deeper in love with each other along the way.
♥ Today I am thankful, so very thankful for my loving husband ♥