Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

I seem to be announcing things a day late around here.
I'm a dollar short too, so I guess I'm right on track.
Anyways, yesterday was the eleventh anniversary of the day that Chris and I made the legal and lawful commitment, as well as sealed the eternal commitment, to be husband and wife for all of this life, the rest of time beyond that, and all of eternity.

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.

6 comments:

Carrie & Karl said...

Congratulatins on 11 years. I'm glad your marriage is happy too. Sometimes I wonder what I would do without Karl, then I think how glad I am that I don't have to find out now.

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!
I agree marriage is great and how blessed we are to be married to our best friends.
Lillie

lekiM said...

Congratulations to you both.

You are great together.

Lydia said...

I remember your wedding well. I was pregnant with KayLee, the first time and now I am pregnant for the last time. Congratulations Lydia

Della Hill said...

Thanks, everyone.
It's been 11 years of great memories.
-Della

Salt H2O said...

19 is super young, but everyone has a different path in life- and it sounds like you've chosen wisely!