(Posting a few days early since we have quite a week planned with our upcoming special delivery!)
Michael and I will celebrate our twenty year anniversary this Wednesday! Twenty years sounds so long, but it certainly doesn’t seem so long. I don’t feel that much older, and the time has gone so fast. They have been great years, and I’m so thankful that God gave me this man for my husband.
Here we are through the years:
The first photo ever taken of the two of us together. We were in college. My father-in-law snapped this Polaroid when I met the family for the first time that Christmas.
July 29, 1995… Our wedding day!
With sweet baby Ashlyn
Little Timothy joins us
This was the day we announced our 3rd pregnancy to my mom.
And dear Olivia joins our family
Two more sweet additions with Young Mike and baby Chelle
Our little man William joins the crew
Here we are with Michael’s parents, brothers and their families. I was very pregnant with Samuel.
Here Samuel has joined us, as well as Joseph and baby Faith
This year we will celebrate a few days early with a night out to dinner. But the best celebration of this joyful anniversary is the beauty of life that has come forth from our marriage – we seem to have babies on significant anniversaries! A decade ago as we celebrated our momentous ten year anniversary, God gave us the gift of baby Chelle. She was born two days before, and we spent that wonderful anniversary in the hospital. Now ten years later, God is giving us another precious baby, who is scheduled to be delivered the day following our 20th anniversary. I can’t think of a sweeter gift, or a more precious celebration of twenty years of marriage!
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*Edited to add: Cindy removed her post, so the link below won’t work. However, here is another excellent article by J Mark Fox that makes the same point. I encourage you to read it here: Christians, Practice What You Preach. … Continue reading →
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