Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Lucky 13

This is one of my favorite pictures of "my guys"--my husband and son. My husband and I celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary yesterday! It is been a joy and blessing to have this man life. We have been through wonderful times and times of challenge and struggle, but through it all the Lord has blessed and refined us. I believe that it is only in the past few years that I have come to understand more clearly God's purpose and design for marriage. It is for His glory--we just get to be used and blessed through it.

I can look back and see God's sovereignty in bringing us together. We serve an amazing God! Today, to celebrate the "Lucky 13th," I wanted to list 13 things about my wonderful partner. There are so many more though! Thanks for indulging me:)

1. He loves the Lord and seeks to put Him first in everything. He did this from the moment we started dating 17 years ago.

2. He is a gentleman. He was trained with "old school" manners, which is severely lacking these days in our society.

3. He is my best friend. We talk about everything.

4. He is passionate about missions. He was saved on a mission trip in college before we met that he went on "just for the fun" of a new experience. Since then, he has led trips to Honduras, Brazil, inner-city Memphis, Nicaragua, and Kenya.

5. His willingness to submit to the Lord's leading. When we met, he was a Biology major planning on going to dental school. During his senior year, the Lord called him to seminary. Many people thought he was crazy. We were obedient and he is now a minister and knows he is where the Lord wants him.

6. His commitment to me and our family.

7. He is a great dad and really works at it, takes the responsibility seriously. He adores our kids and spends lots of time with them. They know their dad loves them!

8. He cooks and bakes--homemade bread (not with a machine) and soups are his specialty.

9. He is very "handy." We are remodeling a house we bought, and he is doing virtually everything. He has a knack for it, and I love how he just learns as he goes with new projects.

10. I LOVE his laugh. During movies, I get more tickled at him laughing than at the joke.
11. He is 6'5". For someone who is 5'10", this is great--I can wear heels!

12. I trust him completely.

13. His brown eyes.
Happy Anniversary Sweetheart! I am still head over heels in love!


Cyndi said...

Happy, happy anniversary! I loved reading your list. God clearly has His hand on your marriage. I'm so glad you posted this!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated #15. Isn't it wonderful to be married to a Godly man?! I'm so thankful for that.

Many, many blessings to you dear friend. I've missed you!

Xandra said...

Happy Anniversary!!! It's clear that you are in love with this man, and that he loves and cherishes you. Congratulations...


Mocha with Linda said...

Happy Anniversary! Loved reading about your love for your man!

I've missed you in the blog world! Pop in when you can.

And BTW, hooray for another 5' 10" gal!!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Happy anniversary!

And enjoy your summer.

Natalie said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! We will enjoy your posts when you can get to them. Family is definitely first priority. Enjoy your time!

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! Its definately the season for them.

I totally understand there are other things going on in life, but I do miss reading your insights and godly wisdom.

(He's handsome, too. :))

Katrina said...

Oh what a sweet post. Happy Anniversary!

Susie said...

Beautiful picture of your guys! The blogging is probably going to slow down for all of us this summer. I loved the words you said about your sweet man. You have truly been blessed.

You're 5'10? Lucky girl! I hope you both had a wonderful anniversary!

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary, Kelly! You are blessed! I enjoyed reading this!

Have a wonderful summer!

Lisa a.k.a. The Preacher's Wife said...

Happy Late Anniversary...great pic of your guys. Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary and what a sweet post this is!

Jenny in Ca said...

Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary! What a sweet list- you clearly have a winner!!

Katy Lin :) said...

happy anniversary! i just found you through the CWO blogroll! what a fabulous tribute to Christian marriage :)

Denise C said...

Belated Happy Anniversary wishes coming your way!!!

Have a very blessed 4th of July, my friend!!


Linda said...

Just checking in. You have been missed.

Mommy K said...

It is so wonderful to hear of the happiness you feel with your husband and family (I especially love the picture) I am looking forward to our 8th anniversary next year!
We plan on renewing our vows on our 10th anniversary as we never really had a wedding ceremony.

Keep the love going - God has truly blessed you!!

Linda said...

I hope you are doing okay.

Mindy said...

I have missed hearing from you!

covenant said...

I am simply amazed with the wonders of covenant marriage like the one you and your husband has. Hope there are more couples like you on earth, so as to spare humanity from this uncontrollable fall from grace.