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Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

Thursday, April 24, 2014

What a weird feeling to be celebrating 10 years of marriage today!  

April 24, 2004 - Photo by Kevin Beasley
I feel like I just graduated college and met Brian. 

Spring 2004 - Picture taken by our friend Lane.
But, how in the world am I suddenly a mom of three children and already celebrating ten years of marriage to my best friend?? 

Fall 2013 - Picture taken by Khimberly Caton from Snaptastic Shots.
Brian and I met at the University of Missouri.  He was on staff with our campus church.  I had just graduated college and was starting my first job as a TV reporter at the CBS affiliate, KRCG-TV.

We started dating in the Fall and it didn't take long before I knew he was the one with whom I wanted to live the rest of my life.  I found Brian to be thoughtful, loving, capable, committed and Christ-centered.  I am thankful to say, ten years later, he is still all of those things and much more.

I won't lie.  We've worked hard for these ten years of marriage.  Our first fight as a married couple was on our honeymoon.  Our last fight was just last night.

But the beautiful part of marriage, we have found, is our fights always end is reconciliation and a deep commitment that no matter how tough life gets, we're doing it together.

We knew when Bennett was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, we wanted to particularly pay close attention to our marriage.  So, we have made marriage counseling a healthy part of our relationship. We also have continued, through much of our marriage, weekly date nights so we can get away and connect.

There have been times when I have loved the heck out of my sweet husband.  There have been times when I have not.  But I am incredibly thankful for the person that Brian is.  He is a fabulous father, a loving husband, an incredibly insightful and smart man and the person whose opinion I most value and respect in life.

Spring 2012 - Photo by Khimberly Caton from Snaptastic Shots
Brian and I have lived in three states, had three children, owned two homes, cared for one dog and enjoyed 10 years together so far.  Cheers to ten more, Brian!  Happy Anniversary!

One Response to “Our 10th Wedding Anniversary”

  1. Happy Anniversary!!! I love everything you wrote..so real and true!! Who knew almost 17 years ago (when we were staying up giggling and chatting in our cabin later than we should! HA!) that we'd both find amazing Godly men and both be celebrating 10 years of marriage and both have three little ones underfoot. Blessed and thankful!

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