Do you think that 19 was too young to make a commitment like that?
For most people I would say absolutely. But for me, I have never once doubted that decision. Not even once. And the last eleven years have been better than I ever thought they could be.
This picture is us with our sealer, Robert P. Manookin. He was a friend of my grandpas, and did our sealing as a favor. He typically didn't do sealings any more by that time. He passed away about a year later, and we may have been the last couple he sealed.
If the name sounds familiar, check your hymnbook. Several hymns that he wrote are in the standard LDS hymnbook today.
I don't know how to say with words how I feel about my marriage.
There are times when I think some people wouldn't believe that it can actually be this good, and they would think I was lying about it to compensate for how bad it really was.
But the truth is, my marriage is awesome. Chris is my best friend. If there is such a thing as a soul mate, he is mine.
Since we work together and work at home we literally spend about 23 hours a day together. And I wouldn't want it any other way.
I am so grateful that God guided us together and has He has blessed us so much since then.
It just keeps getting better.
Happy Anniversary, Chris. I love you.