Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We're Teenagers

Today was our thirteenth anniversary, and we spent the evening out with our three wonderful kiddos. Even at ten, eight and six years of age, we found that our offspring have a few misconceptions about marriage and weddings.

As we watched our wedding video, Ruth seemed a bit confused about who the groomsmen were. She looked up at Kerri and asked, “Hey, at some weddings, do they just put out some boys and let you pick which one you want?” I sure am glad Kerri chose me.

With Kerri’s class schedule this semester, it has been one of the most hectic times in Our married life. We are both very thankful to the Lord for guiding us together over the last thirteen years. It seems like it has only been a moment since we exchanged our vows, and yet it is hard to remember living without Kerri at my side.

There are so many stories of infidelity and broken relationships around us that we are constantly reminded of how lucky we are to have had such great upbringings and marriage counseling as well as a great group of friends who have surrounded us over the last thirteen years.

While we have now become teenagers in terms of marriage, we have a lot of friends at Church who are in their 30's, 40's, 50's and even 60th year of marriage. And while we are not looking forward to the physical aches and pains that come with age, we are looking forward to being able to say that we are celebrating our 50th year together. Something, I fear will be a rare event by the time Kerri and I reach that mark.

I am definitely a blessed man. Far above all others.

Thank you Kerri, for marrying me.


Travis said...

You two are certainly a match made in Heaven. I enjoy watching you interact with each other, and I'm proud of the family values you instill in your children. I'm glad that our kids are able to be friends, and I hope they continue to be an influence on my own kids for years to come.


Alison Bryant said...

Wait...do you mean, Ruth, that I could've chosen from among the eight other boys in our wedding?? Just kidding! I'm thankful that David asked me to marry him and continues to put up with me.
Congratulations...you two are a joy to have as friends. God bless you in many more years of wedded bliss.

Dave said...

I'm just glad you didn't choose the one who looks just like me. That would have been embarrassing...

Dave said...

Also, happy anniversary you two. It's hard to imagine two people more in love.