19 Years ago Today I was fussing with my hair as I got ready to meet all my friends and family at church for a final walk through of our wedding day.
The babies started coming 18 months later and didn't stop coming for 7 years. We were so blessed as each one arrived and added their own personality to our little nest. We have not always had the best planning skills but God did and we are thankful he knew what we needed. For awhile they came 1 every 2 years and the 4th 3 years after the 3rd.
Some days I wondered if I would make it to evening. Some days went by quickly
I knew that these days were passing too fast.
How in the world did we make it to 19 I ask myself.
And I'm sure there will be much more to learn.
We are both determined and head strong at times. We are 2 normal people who made a commitment through the good, bad, and ugly.
And I intend to keep that promise.
On the back of our program in 1994 we wrote this to our guests.
Dear friends and family,
We are so excited that today has finally come! We want to thank each of you for coming and giving us your support and love. We believe that God has brought us together and are anxiously awaiting all the wonderful blessings he has in store for us.
The vows we have taken are sacred and lifelong. We ask you as our family and friends to hold us accountable always to all you have witnessed today.
We would appreciate your prayers as we endeavor to serve Christ more deeply through this union.
We love you,
Jason and Rose
We will never tell you we have a perfect marriage because that would be a perfect lie. But we are learning how to be good forgivers. That's all we can do.
We have learned, In relationships, if forgiveness is not given by both parties there can be no reconciliation And it is a must if a marriage will last.
The longer I live The more I realize how there is a plot formed against this union. There is a destroyer who floats around and eagerly looks for opportunities to tear us up and spit us out.
I'm really over his bad intentions. And I'm thankful that God always provides a way of escape.
Sometimes it helps to hold them in a head-lock when in a heated discussion. (laughing)Speaking of which... We laugh A LOT together. The whole lot of us. Whenever possible we encourage laughter over taking offense.
Shaking it off sometimes is the best advise someone can give me. Let. It. Go.
Trivial matters can provide lots of extra drama in a family if we don't learn to laugh about it.
I don't know much. I'm not a marriage counselor and I haven't lived up to the perfect spouse position but I do know that I love this guy with all my heart. He is still the one. I love to see him pull in the drive at night.
Because I still do.