Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Six years and counting...
Truthfully, it's been ten years, but it's only been six (Sept. 20) since the day I walked barefoot through the oak trees to meet him as my husband for the first time. I can honestly say it was the happiest day of my life. I could say that about childbirth, but I'd be lying. Part of our lifestyle commitment has been to encourage other couples to hang in there, make it work, and find creative ways to love each other. We are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we are committed! Here are some simple ways to love your spouse this fall:
  1. play in the leaves together
  2. have a coffee date in the middle of the day
  3. turn off the t.v. and talk
Here are a few things that may have saved our marriage (so far):
  1. praying together
  2. jumping on the trampoline (great for aggression!)
  3. sharing common interests and making time for them- especially active ones like snowboarding, running or hiking
We hope each of you find time in your busy day to appreciate the ones you love, today. Blessings!

3 comments:

Tiffany said...

Once upon a time, a boy met a girl. They were both a little bit indisposed at the time, so they went their separate ways only to find God bringing them back together again years later. Upon reuniting, they found that they could laugh together and dream together. It was the beginning of something very good. Eventually, on one knee, he proposed in the family living room one Christmas eve. After the wedding, they moved to Bend to follow their bliss and gave birth to a beautiful daughter. This boy and girl now remain an inspiration to us all.

Blessings to you both!

Thru a Tori-lens said...

Thanks, Tiff! And thanks for being part of the story...

Courtney said...

I think that's awesome...Barefoot through the oak trees? Honestly, how awesome is that?! Congratulations on 6 awesome years of marriage!