No picture today but I just wanted to say Happy Valentines Day to Dave! 21 years ago today he asked me to marry him and I obviously said yes. Wow!! 21 years!! Where has the time gone?? 21 years, 3 kids, 13 moves in 4 states later, I love him more today than I ever have. We have had an interesting and unique life but I would have wanted it no other way!!
I am so very, very grateful for the husband I have and am so thankful for what God is doing in our lives! It has been so neat to see the way God has worked in our lives and I am thrilled to see what He is going to do in the future! I love you, Dave, with all my heart!!
The fun thing this year has been watching our children, well..... one or two of them anyway, find that special someone in their life! David has Christa as his fiancee and we are so blessed to have her joining our family. They are truly learning what real love is all about with his "job" right now! To know that David has found someone who truly loves him but loves God even more makes this change in our lives so much easier! Then of course there is Carrie but I probably can't say too much about that right now!! It's fun to see her changing and growing into such a lovely young woman that has finally met someone who cares for her and respects her in the way she deserves!! Ashley is one of those girls who has her heart "leaning" towards a special someone but she is so smart and knows that there is plenty of time for that later on in life!! She is contagious as is evident by all the "friends" she has!!!! I told her this morning that one of these days God will bring that special person into her life and she will KNOW how special they really are.
I guess the thing that has stood out to me the most this year, due to lots of emotions going on in my world, is the fact that God loves me and my family way more than I can even dream about. He cares about these areas of our lives so much!! While I believe there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, I can say that I am blessed beyond measure and am so thankful for the marriage I do have! We as parents have prayed for years for the people our children would meet and eventually marry and God is answering that prayer in ways I never thought possible!
So - happy valentine's day to my wonderul husband, my kids, David and Christa, Carrie and yes, even Josh, and to Ashley!! You all are the best and I love you all dearly!!!