Monday, July 20, 2009

7 years.

We got married in Janesville, WI...not the most glamorous city in the US but, we did get the BEST place for a wedding reception, thanks to a colleague of my Dad's a private Country Club. They had some BEAUTIFUL grounds and the hall was just as nice. We had a live band and people still tell me how fun our reception was, even though I hardly remember it! Holy cow we were kids when we got married!
And I CANNOT believe I cried all the way down the aisle, sobbed through the ceremony, and started to get control of myself just after we were pronounced man and wife.
WHAT a baby.
I remember very little about our wedding day, it was so crazy, butI do VIVIDLY remember what I was thinking when I stepped to walk down the aisle with my Dad. I walked into the doorway, and seeing Justin I just lost it.
All my emotions came crashing together and the only thing that came out was tears. I was SO happy to be marrying Justin, seeing of all our family and friends there to celebrate with us, I was devastated that Jared wasn't there to be with us (to be Justin's' best man), the emotional roller-coaster we had all been on since his accident in February, and the start of a new life together was just too much for me to handle when I saw Justin standing there waiting for me.
What a day it was!

What a seven years it has been!
But, they have been the best seven years of my life! I can honestly say, that today I love him more than I did seven years ago. It is a different love, not that newlywed puppy love but a deeper love that I pray continues to grow and florish.

According to the
US Census Bureau, the average marriage lasts just over 7 years. Yikes! We're ready though...bring on that seven year itch, we'll kick its little behind.


May God continue use our marriage to make us more holy and draw us closer to him.

Happy Anniversary Just! I love you, always!

11 comments:

dancebythelight said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary!

Kelly said...

Awh, happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing some of your story here for us to know you better too!

Keith Walters said...

YAY!!! Oh I think you are the only people who I have ever seen play golf at a wedding!

Jane said...

H*A*P*P*Y***7th***A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y

Chad said...

so when are we going to the melting pot?

Josh Lloyd said...

Awe, that's awesome. I'm sure you will guys will last forever. Congratulations!

Mike, Torie and Boys said...

Happy Anniversary. We just had our 7th too :)
Loved your cute story and you looked beautiful.

Zoe said...

Happy Anniversary! Love you guys!

anne said...

Keith...it's because we are cool like that...
And Chad...you got your $ saved up?! :)

Friends of Narnia said...

Happy Anniversary!! I remember your wedding very well. :) At least, I remember you crying the whole time. :) I understand, though. ;) And it was beautiful. :) Miss you both!!!

Rebekah

Bethany said...

Happy Anniversary