Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Another Year, Another Anniversary....

To: My Love

On this day
July 27th

We became one!



When we entered into marriage we didn't take our
vows lightly.
And in the years that have followed I believe we have
touched on each vow taken, and with each one
we have grown.


To Have & To Hold
This vow was so easy,
who isn't "In Love" when they get married?


For Better or Worse

Better are days of laughter, jokes, quiet moments shared,
dreams, cuddling, vacations, prayers together, joy,
talking over coffee, children, and much love.
Worse thankfully are few and far between,
marring your best friend helps that:)
Worse are when "you" look at your spouses
flaws or quirks,
and picking them apart or trying to correct them.
All these years later, those things don't seem to now apply!
Oh we both still have some
flaws and quirks,
but with prayer and love for one another
they don't seem to be a big deal....
because we seek to die to flesh daily!



For Richer or Poorer
In our marriage we have seen our fair share of poorer.
With poorer came stress, and worn out knees from
prayer. The poorer we experienced was what the world
would view as poor.
Over time and listening to the Holy Spirit speak to us about
our being poor, we gained much wisdom.
Poorer began to fade away, financially speaking.
But what we realized was, all the time that we thought of ourselves
as poor...we were
Richer beyond our wildest dreams!
Our eyes became open to what Christ would call rich,
not what the world values as rich.
We are rich in love, faith, and family!!!



In Sickness & In Health

Health, oh we had many years of good health,
and we are thankful for that.
Then the dark cloud of sickness came!!!
With sickness, meaning cancer,
there were many days of uncertainty and sadness!
The road of cancer/sickness took us to depths
that one cannot explain.
So, we sought our Heavenly Father,
and prayed much!


For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. Matthew 19:5

To Have & To Hold

Now
To have and to hold,
means more today than I ever knew it could.
Because of
Better & Worse,
Richer or Poorer,
Sickness and in Health

I'm now more in love with you than the day we married!
Thank you for loving me!

Your Bride

11 comments:

mommyx12 said...

Happy anniversary. You have been blessed with a beautiful family.

Cinnamon said...

That was beautifully put Laura! And so true too~

Happy Anni~ you two love birds!

~Cinnamon

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute to your husband. Happy Anniversary. I hope you have something special planned to celebrate your many years of happiness together.

Victoria

The Pauls' Family said...

Happy anniversary dear friends. Your marriage is a great example to so many. Praying you will have many many more years together! Love you both.

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful testimony. We are certainly in those "poorer" years financially speaking. We know we are richly blessed with friends, family and especially children but goodness, these times/seasons can be so tough. I pray that ours is a season and that it passes like yours. : )

Love you,
Emily

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for being such a wonderful, godly example to us!

Deb said...

Happy, happy anniversary Laura and husband!! Many, many more! I can surely understand how those words mean more now than they did originally. I hope your special day has been just that--very special!

Theresa said...

I forgot that we share an anniversary. My sister got her before me and reminded me. (She always does that!) I too wrote a post on marriage vows. We are so much alike. I just finished typing two letters that were written in 1997 for us to open on our 25 anniversary. But I just couldn't wait another 10 years. LOL.

I hope it was wonderful. What year are you celebrating?

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more blessed years together. God Bless you both. :)

Carlene (a faithful blog reader)

Amy said...

Happy belated Anniversary!!!

May the Lord bless you with many more together:)

Mountain Mama said...

Happy Anniversary! Love what you wrote.
Marriage - what a true blessing from God!