The Eve

July 10, 2008 at 8:49 am 12 comments

Sixteen year ago, I was sure.  Certain.  No jitters.  No second guessing.  No hesitation.  No wavering, waffling, or wondering.  The next day, I’d have two rings on my finger instead of one.  I couldn’t wait for that double banded commitment to begin.

I prayed, and God answered my prayers.  I made a list…God checked it twice.

My beloved continues to win my love every day by his serving heart, faithful care, and joyful smiles. His commitment to family is unbelievable.

I love it when that time comes each year where we can focus on us and celebrate our love and life together.  Just the two of us, for a moment or three.

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  • 1. ~E  |  July 10, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Happy Anniversary (tomorrow)! We are celebrating our 21st today! God continually blesses me with new reasons to fall in love with my dear hubby. We have both been blessed with godly men to share our lives.

  • 2. Cindy  |  July 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Happy upcoming anniversary. Been kinda out of touch lately and had forgotten. Hope you get to do something special to celebrate.

  • 3. Misty  |  July 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Goodness, no cold feet or jitters at all?? I was nervous just to do the whole ceremony thing in front of everyone, but not nervous to be forever bonded to my soul mate.

    Hope you guys have fun!

  • 4. Renea  |  July 10, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful anniversary!!!

  • 5. Kimberly  |  July 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Happy anniversary!!!!

  • 6. -bill  |  July 10, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Just peaking in to see how things are going with you. Congratulations on reaching 16 years of wedded bliss. Lord willing, my dear wife and I will celebrate 29 years in a couple of months. Although it sounds cliche, it really does get better with time. Now, if we could just get that grandkids thing to happen.


  • 7. Brittany  |  July 10, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    This is great! Trying to wind down… only one more day for us before the BIG day! Good encouragement before I finish vows tomorrow 🙂

  • 8. merrie  |  July 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

    How incredibly blessed you are! Happy Anniversary!!!

  • 9. Theresa  |  July 11, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Well all I can say is Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary (sung in my best Flinstone cartoon voice!).

  • 10. mandythompson  |  July 12, 2008 at 7:43 am

    mags: this was awesome. happy anniversary!!! drew and i didn’t take the time to really celebrate this year. kinda makes me wish we had.

  • 11. gchyayles  |  July 12, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Happy Anniversary!!! May God continue to bless your marriage and take you to higher levels in Him through it. Love you XOX

  • 12. Susan  |  July 12, 2008 at 12:03 pm


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