_______________________

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


twenty


On this day, twenty years ago, I left the home of my parents and drove seven hours to stand in a chapel I'd never seen before, take the hand of a boy I barely knew, and start a journey I wouldn't have believed if you'd laid it all out for me then and there. I had nothing more to give him than an innocent promise, but he accepted that, gave me his name in return ... and the two became one.

I love you, David. You're a tender husband, a gentle father, a warrior, servant and shepherd ... and I am still amazed that you chose me.

Happy anniversary.

Labels:

17 Comment:

At 6/23/2005 6:24 AM, Blogger RuKsaK had this to say ...

That's excellent - it goes a little further than your ordinary 'beautiful'.

 
At 6/23/2005 6:52 AM, Anonymous Dave had this to say ...

Happy anniversary, Shanny. I'm the one who is blessed. It gets better every day. And as the journey continues, I can't wait to see what the Lord has for us ahead.

 
At 6/23/2005 7:32 AM, Anonymous OldGuy had this to say ...

Happy Anniversary to you both.

Have a great day.

 
At 6/23/2005 8:33 AM, Blogger Nancy had this to say ...

Happy Anniversary! I love you both very much. I couldn't have picked a better Brother In-Law :)

 
At 6/23/2005 9:17 AM, Blogger Cora had this to say ...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Much love to you both!

 
At 6/23/2005 9:27 AM, Blogger Jimmy had this to say ...

Happy Anniversary to you both. It's obvious that you are co-laborers in life and in Christ. May God continue to bless your family.
Jimmy

 
At 6/23/2005 9:38 AM, Blogger whaaaat! had this to say ...

Congratulations on 20 years! So nice to hear/see marriages that last when usually we hear/see so many that don't. God bless!

 
At 6/23/2005 9:58 AM, Blogger Bill and Glory had this to say ...

Dave and Shannon,

Happy anniversary! I pray that God would continue to lead and direct your ministry to each other and that those around you would be blessed by it.

Bill and Glory

 
At 6/23/2005 10:11 AM, Blogger Fran had this to say ...

I almost felt like I was intruding on a private moment when I read this earlier today!

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! It's nice to see that not only have you stayed together but you still actually like each other! (I love how you talk about his "bulgy muscles" and he says the color has left the house when you aren't there.) We love you guys.

 
At 6/23/2005 11:53 AM, Blogger shannon had this to say ...

Thank you all! :)

 
At 6/24/2005 5:48 PM, Blogger Nan had this to say ...

Twenty is a milestone. Congratulations. I hope that you and your beloved share many, many more years of happiness together.

 
At 6/24/2005 9:20 PM, Blogger thequeen had this to say ...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO BOTH OF YOU!!!
And thankyou.

 
At 6/25/2005 3:15 PM, Blogger Kim had this to say ...

Happy Anniversary Dave & Shanny!

 
At 6/25/2005 4:54 PM, Blogger Teresa had this to say ...

Have a special day. I had that same experience July 31st, 12 years ago and my feelings are just like yours. We are blessed by God to have such wonderful marriages.

 
At 6/25/2005 6:27 PM, Blogger Sharon had this to say ...

Shanny! :-)
Happy Anniversary to you both a few days late!I hope it was a blessed day.Steve and I moved 8 days ago so I have not had time to read all my fave bloggers(like you for instance :-) ).
Love,Sharon G.

 
At 6/25/2005 7:24 PM, Anonymous Matt Jones had this to say ...

Congrats! That seems quite the milestone!

 
At 6/27/2005 8:40 PM, Blogger Loni had this to say ...

I am still reading through your blog. Congrats on 20 years. We just celebrated our 20th on June 19th. :) It IS a major milestone!

 

Post a Comment


Thank you for your kind, loving comment. Um ... you were kind and loving, weren't you?

Back to the home page...