Monday, March 13, 2006

13 years and 4 kids later...

The date was March 13, 1993. The event: my own wedding. It was a wonderful day filled with many fun memories; a day when Rob and I pledged our unfailing love to each other before God. A snowy day, a cold day, but not too much went wrong, at least not that I was aware of until after the fact. Overall, a great day.

Now, 13 years and 4 kids later, it's fun to think back on that day. However, I have to say there have been days in our marriage that have more significance and meaning than our wedding day. Like a few weeks later when we were at the grocery store and Rob spent 30 minutes picking out juice...that was a significant day in our marriage...the first realization that perhaps this wasn't going to be as easy as I thought. Or, the day we closed on our first home. Or the day when after months of prodding, Rob finally agreed that we could start trying to have a family. I was very excited. Or the day we found out we would be parents of a child with a disabilty. Or those days when our precious little children came into the world. March 13, 1993 was just the beginning of what has been and will, I'm sure, continue to be a journey filled with many ups and downs. That day back in 1993 was just one event in our lives that have been filled with many events.

On my wedding day when I took those vows, I really had no idea what I was getting into. And, for the first few years I could have easily said, "I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS!" And, in fact, I did several times. But, I'm glad we both hung in there. I'm glad that I've got to share all of these events with Rob, even the hard ones. We are building a history and looking forward to our future!


tripdad827 said...

March 13, 1993 will live in infamy, but it has had relative insignificance since (other than the fact that it's a legally binding covenant of our love). Our 13th year was a good one. I learned a lot about myself and my honey. I hope we never stop growing & learning. Actually, I hope someday we do stop growing & learning -- I hope we can coast at some point!

AmyinMotown said...

Awww, happy anniversary!!! And I was there! And hopefully not among the things you wish was different about your wedding was a) having an open bar and b) inviting your MSU friends or c) allowing the two to collide.

Glad your 13th year has you going strong and sticking together. I admire you both so much for how far you have come despite some rough roads along the way and hope Paul and I can meet adversity with the same grace and committment you have shown.