Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This Day Yesterday I Thee Wed...

I'm always a day late and a dollar short. I meant to sit down all day yesterday and write this post, but I never got around to it.

This day yesterday 18 years ago I married my friend. We got married when we were ten, because, good golly, I am certainly not old enough to be married THAT long! Seriously though, we were 18 and 20. What were we thinking? I'm so glad we have the hand of God on our marriage. I realize the odds were against us...good thing God is with us! We are very happy. I don't know how I would do life without Kelvin. He is my rock. I love him more today than I ever have. He has the best personality...so funny! He also loves me despite myself. He loves God and loves our children. We are a team. We made a committment to each other those many years ago that the "d" word wasn't an option. I'm so glad we did. With that off the table, it makes the struggles and squabbles so much less scary. So many people say their vows, but when the "worse" part comes from "for better or worse" they throw in the towel. It's so sad. But me and Kelvin, we're like peas and carrots (thank you Forrest.) I think we've seen some of the "worse" parts of this life, and I can't imagine going through all of them without Kelvin. I thank God for this precious gift of marriage and the wonderful man He blessed me with. Kelvin shows me love in so many ways...from the sweet words he showers on me to the sweet kisses he gives (to which Luke covers his eyes and says, "GROSS") to doing the dishes or making us fires in the firepit so we can roast marshmallows. He does wonderful things for me like send me roses or give me beautiful and sentimental gifts after the birth of each child. We enjoy our time together. We like to spend time outdoors as well as at places like the museum. We dream together.

Here is one of the most precious things Kelvin did for me...

Our first date was homecoming, October, 1987. The slide show below shows pictures from Saturday night, October 26, 2007, when Kelvin totally surprised me with a date to Ross S. Sterling High School's 2007 Homecoming to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our first date. He provided a driver to tote me around town to get a pedicure, an updo and a new dress at All About You for the occasion. When I got home, our parents showed up to help celebrate and take pictures, just like we did 20 years ago. He went to grap a quick "shower" and came out dressed in a tux, and then we toasted the evening. A few minutes later we left in a white stretch limo!! We got to homecoming (which he had to get special permission for us to attend) and the sponsors told us our tickets were complimentary, and the picture man took us to the front of the line and told us to choose whichever package we wanted on him. We danced a few songs, then left for dinner at Rainbow Lodge where they had spread rose pedals on the table. We ended the evening at the Lancaster Hotel in downtown Houston with chocolate dipped strawberries and roses in our room. Kelvin is a gem! I couldn't have imagined such a wonderful evening. I felt like a princess. I will never forget my special moment in time.



I have found the one whom my soul loves...

4 comments:

  1. Wow, how special! I can't get over that photo and is that the same ribbon from way back yonder or is that a new one re-created to look just like it? Sounds like a dream day and you are still if not more beautiful than you were way back then! I am glad you got a special day, you deserve it!!!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Like you, I cannot imagine marriage without God being in the center of it!

    It was so great to finally meet IRL last week! I look forward to getting to know you better through church and MOPS.

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  3. What a thoughtful, generous gift from Kelvin!

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  4. What a great and thoughtful thing to do...

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