Tuesday, June 12, 2007

8 yrs later










Tomorrow June 12, 2007 will be Jon and I's 8th wedding anniversary!! WOOHOO!! I believe a notch to your belt every year should be celebrated and cheered for. Marriage is hard work. It clearly is the hardest job I will ever have besides being a mother. There are days I love every ounce of Jon the minute he steps in the room, I can't get enough of him, and other days I can't stand the very floor he stands on!! When I think of Jon these are some of the things that I think of - best friend, worst enemy, my biggest competitor, faithful teamate, arrogant, humble when he needs to be, protector, lover, father to my babies, umbrella from the rain of this world, bark worse than his bite, jack of all trades, will help anyone, and loves me often times saving me from myself - husband! When he came into my life I wanted nothing more than to hold his hand and follow him for the rest of my life. If you have ever met Jon he at times can be abrasive, but I have never seen a person like him. He will drop what he is doing to help someone in need. It is his most endearing and annoying quality. We have been through a lot in the last 8 yrs. Having 4 children- one which we had no choice but to let her go be with Jesus. I watched my husband with everything he had try to breathe life back into our girl but to no avail she was already gone. He gave 110% just like he does with everything and still lost that battle. He remains my hero. In our darkest moment we promised to be each others #1. We have watched his mother suffer from cancer and ultimately succumb to her illness and still he remained strong. I have seen him broken, and at his darkest moment look at me at tell me how much he loved me. That is a good man. He doesn't shmooze.. He is what he is.. . take him or leave him. He is confident, never jealous. I love to see his eyes change their look when Madison walks in the room. She was a daddy's girl her first day of life. She makes his day. I love to watch our boys try to be like him. Big, strong, tough, and sometimes grouchy! Haha!! All so very tenderhearted though!! In our 8yrs of marriage I have wanted to kill him, and I have sometimes wanted to leave, but I have realized how messed up I am for him!! I would be good for no one else because I was made to be with him He is pretty messed up for me too!! What a beautiful mess we are in!! I would have changed a lot about the last year, but not for one moment did I ever want to have survived or faced this without him. Everyday I push to be a better wife!! I would drop anyone that could come between us without a second glance, and I have. So, thank you Jon for the last 8yrs. I can't wait to celebrate 50 with you. What a day that will be. You are my heart. You are what I dreamed for as a little girl, and I thank you for loving me as I am. We are so very, very blessed....

3 comments:

Heather said...

Happy LATE LATE Anniversary to you guys!

Time to blog again :)

Jenn said...

I can't believe you've been married for 8 years ... was high school really that long ago?!

Betsy said...

I miss your blogs!