Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lots of celebrations (aka packing)

I was sixteen. He was seventeen. We've now been together for over half our lives. The only man I have ever kissed.

Today we celebrate TWELVE years of marriage.

We are technically not going to celebrate our anniversary today. We have decided to take a weekend before we leave for Turkey to take a mini-weekend away and leave the boys with our parents. So cards and anniversaries will wait.

On June 20, 1998 we were married in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Life has taken us from South Florida to Bowling Green to Franklin to Rochester to Eglin AFB and now to Turkey.

We spent five years of our first ten years of marriage dealing with infertility. Appointments and pain and disappointment and what I hope will be the hardest years of our marriage.

But we made it. And today, on our twelfth anniversary we get to celebrate our marriage and JB's third Father's Day all in one.

Of course, we'll be spending the entire day packing.

But still. Celebrations. For marriage. And for miracles. I thank the Lord.


Joia said...

Congratulations! How cool! (You never even mentioned this yesterday!)
Hope it's a great one, despite the packing! =0)

Wendi Kitsteiner said...

There's a good reason I didn't mention this yesterday Joia.

I completely forgot. Not to mention it. But forgot it was our anniversary. Seriously. We decided to celebrate it in July and I just put it out of my mind. Until JB said "Happy anniversary this morning."

I looked at him like "What are you talking about?"


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary - How wonderful to celebrate two special days in one today. Good luck with everything - have a great day!


June said...

Golly, how cute are you guys?!? Happy anniversary, happy father's day, happy packing to move.

Becky said...

What a beautiful tribute! Happy Anniversary and Happy Father's Day to John!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversay. Happy Fathers Day, JB.

Coach and Mom H said...

Happy Anniversary you guys! We're looking forward to our week end w/ the boys! Happy Father's day JB. You're one of the best! We love you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary dearhearts! :)
love tante jan/oom Ed!
love, love that pic and you!

The Woodfords said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a super day....despite the packing!! =)

Jess said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Kelli said...

Two wonderful things to be celebrating! Congrats on 12 years and many more to come!

jv726 said...

Happy Anniversary! I think June 20th is a great day for an anniversary, mine was also yesterday! :)