Friday, May 29, 2009

Today We Celebrate

It's our 15th Anniversary and a great milestone to celebrate. Fifteen years ago today we were married in Decatur, Indiana on a nice, warm, sunny day. I am thankful that the Lord has protected us and has given us a love that grows all the time. 

"What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put assunder."
Matthew 19:6b, KJV

A Marriage Prayer

Lord, be in this marriage
In a special way,
May we feel Your presence
Each and every day.

Grant us both good humor 
To surpass our coming years;
May there always be much laughter,
May there always be less tears.

Give us strength and courage
To follow in Your will,
To trust You in the valley
As we do upon the hill.

Give us both the eyes of love
So we'll always see
The goodness in each other,
Secure us, Lord, in Thee.

Give us words of kindness, Lord,
Help us both live
So our lips are ever quick
In saying, "I forgive."

Give us hearts that beat as one,
Bind us ever near;
May our love grow deeper, Lord,
With each passing year.

Lord, be in this marriage,
Keep our love brand new;
May we love each other, Lord,
The same way that *You* do.
by: Connie Hinnen Cook

Tonight we are going to a nice, Italian restaurant in Manchester called Giorgio's. Just the two of us. I'm looking forward to it. And in just a couple of weeks, we are going on a Mediterranean cruise to Rome, Turkey, Greece, and then to Sicily with the kids. They've never experienced this and we're excited to have them along. 

Have a blessed weekend!!


SmallWorld at Home said...

Happy Anniversary! And great photos of the two of you.

Lucy said...

Congrats on your anniversary :)

fullertribe said...

Happy Anniversary. I love the marriage prayer. John and I will be renewing our wedding vows tomorrow with 4 other couples and we are so excited. I think I'm going to ask our Pastor if I can read this poem during the service. Thanks for the great material!! :) Hope you have a fantastic day.

Bob, Tina and Sara said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! The two of you are such a wonderfully beautiful couple. Your marriage and relationship has always been an inspiration for Bob and I. We are so blessed to know the two of you. Have an ABSOLUTELY Awesome time on your cruise. Can't wait to see those photos.

McCrakensx4 said...

Happy Anniversary,
Happy Anniversary,
Happy Anniversary,
Haaaaaaaappy Anniversary!
(sung Fred Flinstone style!)
Enjoy your day and dinner!
What a great blessing too; we have something similar framed in our bedroom! Love the pic of you smooching on the beach!

He And Me + 3 said...

Happy 15th Anniversary. that is awesome! I love that poem and the cute pictures of you 2. Just Beautiful. Have fun at dinner and then on your cruise...I am jealous.

Heart2Heart said...

Happy Anniversary to both you and your hubby! 15 years! Woo Hoo!

Have a wonderful night out and celebrate the beauty of being married those 15 years!

Officially envious about your Mediteranean cruise, as it's on my life goals to do before I die! Take lots of pictures and share with all of us!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Lindsey the Muse-r said...

Congratulations on 15 years! I can send you an invite if you like, but I'll need an email address.

I would so love to go to England or any part of Europe, if only to see tons of beautiful, old cemetaries. I loved your baseball pictures. England must be amazing!

steffenboysmom said...

Congrats you two! We only have 5 years up on you! It just keeps on getting better!

I love the kiss shot! Too cute!

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary!!! So Sweet. And the cruise sounds AWESOME!!! Wow how cool!

Pam said...

i am a day late, but happy anniversary!! That cruise sounds wonderful!! hope you are planning to "take us all along" via blog!! :)

chili pepper said...

Thanks for stopping by. I agree, we indeed have much in common.

You have a lovely page and I look forward to reading more of your page and getting to know you better.

These are gorgeous look so in love...I am always so blessed to see other couples who have captured God's true purpose and the unlimited joy of living a marriage HIS way. Happy anniversary. The tribute was sweet and inspiring.

It sounds like you have an amazing anniversary trip planned. We have not braved a cruise yet although it is likely to be our next vacation alone. I bet the kids are so excited! I know mine would be.

Thank you for your kind words. I agree, the follow thing doesn't seem like the right word...but we live at the mercy of our sisters who have gone before us...chuckle.

Wishing you a good evening and looking forward to finding some time to read up on your blog.


Five Moms & A Blog said...

Well Happy Anniversary to you both!!!

I'm sure your hubby will make a great Fairy Blogfather!


DarcyLee said...

Happy anniversary! Have a wonderful trip.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Tim and I are celebrating 14 years this week.... isn't a great marriage one of the biggest blessings we can be given? I didn't realize you were from Indiana. Any plans to return to the states? Love all the photos.