Wednesday, April 28, 2010

10 Years

Today is our 10th anniversary.  It seems crazy to think that 10 years have passed.  Time has gone so quickly, yet so much has happened.  We have lived in 10 different houses, moved across country between Idaho and South Dakota twice.  We've been through several jobs.  We've given birth to six children and also dealt with a miscarriage.  Michael has baptized two of our children so far. We have served in many different positions in church, travelling anywhere from 10 minutes to 50 minues to get to our church meetings each week.  We have gone through some very hard times and we have seen and been the recipients of many wonderful blessings.  We have sat next to a very sick little boy in the hospital and watched with joy as his strength and health returned.  We have said goodbye to loved ones who have passed on and taught our children about God's plan and the opportunity that we will have to be together forever.  We have had challenges that have strengthened us as a family and casued us to turn to each other for love and support. We have been through broken noses, broken ribs, bumps on the head and scrapes on the knees.  We have celebrated taking off training wheels and taking first steps.  We have gone through first day of school jitters and new school jitters.  We have had visits from leprechauns, the back pack fairy, the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny.  We have made new friends that stretch from Oklahoma to Minnesota to Idaho and more.  We have watched our children learn to sing their abc's, write their names and read.  Through all of this, Michael and I have been able to grow closer together and strengthen our love for each other.  The love that we started out with 10 years ago has become greater than I could have imagined at that time.  We have walked through all this hand in hand, side by side, with love and respect for each other.  What a wonderful blessing we have to not only share our lives together here on this earth but to be sealed together for eternity.  The love that we share for each other now will stretch on forever and ever, nothing will stop it.  Nothing will break it.  No one can take it away from us.  So, here's to the 10 years we have just shared and here's to the future years we have yet to share!  I love you Michael!


Katie said...

well said. Happy Anniversary you two! Hope you get to do something fun to celebrate.

Spencer and Kimberly said...

Happy Anniversary!!