Friday, November 7, 2008

22 Years.....Our Wedding Anniversary!!

Reasons We Have A Wonderful Marriage.......22 years November 8th

My beloved is mine, and I am his......This is my beloved and this is my friend, (Song of Solomon)

I am yoked together with a believer and lover of Jesus Christ, he seeks to love me as Christ loves the church..sacrificially, he seeks the Lord in truth, in prayer and in meditation, Terry does not have his own agenda or hobbies, his delight is spending time with and being with me and his children, he seeks to have victory over the lusts of the eyes and turns away from things of sight that would hinder our oneness, I so appreciate this about Terry in that I am his "girl," he is one that seeks forgiveness quickly with his children and I, he is a leader in our home in teaching the scriptures as we gather together in the evenings, he has great faith and confidence in Jehovah Jirah, that God will provide for our needs, he has stood for the truth of scripture many times to defend it at the cost of his job and other positions, he is very sensitive and tender with the children and "shows" them and myself affection, he has strong convictions that he stands for and our family is benefited and blessed because of that; like being debt free trusting the Lord and not going to the "King of Syria," he has always helped me with things of the house if needed such as cleaning, helping take care of babies from changing diapers to giving them baths, he tirelessly serves and seeks to not exasperate his children, he has often times made quick and fun decisions that blesses the children, he shares the truth with others and has boldness to correct other believers in love, he speaks truth to my heart when I am weary in faith and holds me up and encourages me to press on, he fought and sought to lay down his very life for our precious Joel, in all our marriage I have only seen him move forward in his faith and he has not grown weary in believing God's plans are perfect and true and for our good even in the midst of our darkest days with Joel, he is productive and has skills and abilities to fix and maintain vehicles and when things break he can "fix" it, he is very sensitive to me and is always asking "what he can do for me," he is a very contented person and can live on little, he is one that seeks to be humble and has a fear of the Lord through out the day as he works or whatever he is doing, he has wisdom as he guides and gives counsel to our older children as they prepare for their future, he is gifted in teaching and helps with our school training, he is teachable and can listen to ideas from others that would be more efficient, he is very meticulous about giving the exact truth and not exaggerating, he is a great birthing coach:), I could literally go on and on, I am so grateful for the husband that God has blessed me with and look forward to the years ahead, Lord willing, as we continue to grow in grace and knowledge of our Savior. I write this as a thank you to the Lord and for our daughters to look at the qualities of their own father as they await for their beloved husbands, but also to exhort our sons to look at the pattern of their father, to run the race as he is, For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church. (I Cor. 4:17) This is my prayer for our sons, that you may be beloved and faithful as your father, and bring to others minds and remembrance (your generations) of your fathers ways that are in Christ! And to my dear husband, thank you for being the bestest husband ever, I Love You!!



Emma and Mommy said...

Congratulations on your 22nd anniversary. What a wonderful thing it must be to stand back and look at all he blessings you have been given over those years.

Have a happy day!

Anonymous said...

You look fantastic - your hair - wow! Your dh looks great too!:-) Congratulations on your anniversary. You are VERY blessed!

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary!! You are such a wonderful encouragement to me and such a great example. And your hair looks beautiful. :)

-stephanie- said...

You are a beautiful couple both inside and out. Happy Anniversary!

Mountain Mama said...

Happy 22nd Anniversary. Wow!

Praying for many more!!

Dara Steward said...

Congratulations! Wow 22 years... and look at all your blessings! You are an inspiration and encouragement to me. May God continue to bless you as you walk together in Him. Happy Anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Happy Anniversary! You're right--Terry is just like you described him. Those of us who know him know what a great man he is. I am very privileged to have a great one too (40 years). One thing that has always amazed me is how God let me have James as my husband. I will tell you this, it gets better and better. Love you, Ann

Adina, mommy to Elijah, Merry and Micah said...

I tear up reading this! What a testimony of Christ and HIS Bride, the Church! It is sweet to hear of other godly men who love their wives as Christ loves the Church. . .I know we are particularly blessed - such men are a rarity!