My life as a young wife to one, a mother to many and a flawed yet faithful follower of Christ.


11 Years of Marriage!

Posted by AFarmhouseFull on April 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Eleven years ago today I was a young 18 year old woman-child in love with a handsome young man of 21.  Yep, we were those small town high school sweethearts who got in trouble for kissing in the hall and skipping morning classes so we could have a bit more time together before school. 

Would anyone have thought that we would sit here, almost 16 years later, and remain……exactly the same?!  Except instead of getting caught kissing in the halls by teachers it is now by our children! 

Instead of the sterile walls of a public school, we are now in the hallways of the home we built ourselves.

Halls that are lined with years of family photos weaving a story of love and new life every couple of years.  Photos of beautiful, tiny faces that God has created through our love and faithfulness crowd the walls and fill me with a sense of immense gratitude. 

We may have been “too young”, or “too naive”, but we were in love…..real love.  That love only grew and multiplied and finally…..humbly found its way into the sweet embrace of God’s direction for us. 


I still look at Mike occasionally and see Mikey, a 17 year old with wavy blonde hair, braces, a crappy little car and those amazing dimples.  Although I must say the wisps of grey, the HUGE van full of kids and those same dimples smiling down at a new life that we, together, have created are far more attractive than anything he ever could have been at his “prime” of 17.

He is a man of dignity, faith, and hard work.  A man I am so proud to call my husband.

The best decision of my life was made on April 28, 2001 when I walked down an aisle to the man who would co-author the story of my life adding touches I never would have been able to even dream up myself!  It has been an awesome ride, those past 11 years.  I am hoping there are many, many more years and adventures ahead of us.  Happy Anniversary, Mikey!

Categories: marriage/husband, God/religion

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Reply Rachel
3:21 PM on April 30, 2012 
Hi! This is such a sweet story :) I love it! And Happy Belated Anniversary. Every once in awhile I check in on your blog and just love it. You had mentioned in a previous post about your hubby starting a business? Just curious what it is?
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Reply Jen
8:43 AM on May 1, 2012 
How fun! Happy anniversary! What a story - it's always so cool to hear about the highschool sweethearts that had real love from the very beginning. Blessings on you both!
Reply Nic
3:37 PM on May 16, 2012 
Thanks ladies! I feel extremely blessed to have been able to grow up with my soul mate!

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