Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Special Day...

John and I have always had a very honest, real relationship. Because of that, and because we are both very stubborn, hard-headed people, we have always had a lot of arguments…starting way back in the beginning. Most of the time they were over stupid things, but sometimes there are important things that need to be argued over*.

Anyway, back in college (I think it may have been our freshman year, so we had been dating less than a year), I remember being in some type of an argument with him (over I have no idea what), and sitting in his old red Chevy S10 in the parking lot by Morton Hall. It was cold out, so the windows were fogging up with our heated discussion. I remember him pausing and drawing the infinity symbol on his window. That had always been “our” sign…we knew we’d be together forever. He then told me that there was a song that he thought should be our song. It was a country song, so I had never heard it because I didn’t listen to country music at that time. He said one of the lines in the song was “There’s no way I could ever let you go, even if I wanted to…” He told me that was exactly how he felt about our relationship. No matter how hard things might get or how frustrated he was, there was no way he could live without me. Those are some powerful words from an 18 year-old!

Today John and I have been married 9 years. I feel like the time has passed by so quickly, and yet when I look back at everything we have accomplished together in those nine years, it seems like a lifetime has passed. I was talking to John the other day about how crazy it was that we made such a life changing decision at the young age of 21. Of course we would never change anything, and we knew that we were the ones for each other, but to think about what a big choice was made at such a naïve time in our lives is humbling. We both know that God gave us to each other, and we are so blessed to have each other and to have such a happy life together.

Happy anniversary Johnny! We’re down to 21 years left with each other**, and I hope the next 9 are as happy as the past nine have been :)

Now please go listen to our song…it describes us perfectly!

*Amazingly, we argue much less now than we did a couple of years ago. Proof that working on your marriage, even when it’s not “broken” is worth it!

**See blog post
here for details on our 30 year contract


Rachel (Crazy-Is) said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you! I wish you many many more!

Sherry said...

Happy Anniversary!! And yep Kenny Chesney says it all in that song doens't he?
Nine years that's awesome and look at what you have girl, the cream of the crop, the best of the best etc etc etc!!! You did right sitting in that S 10 arguing and overcoming, didn't you??? That is just fantastic and your blog is so sweet, straight from the heart I do hope your husband reads it!!!!
Have a fantastic day you two!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Anniversary :) I read this post with a HUGE smile on my face. It's awesome to read about people falling in love so young and making their lives be what they want. You guys are great and I wish you many, many more years together.

(Or, 21, according to the contract ;) ).

Jillian, Inc said...

Great story and a wonderful testimony to marriage. Happy Anniversary, you two lovebirds!

Scott said...

Happy anniversary! Heres an interesting link about marriage

Daddy Dan said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, Debbie!

Christy said...

Belated Happy Anniversary!!!!!