Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, October 10, 2008

Photograph made by Carolyn Graham
Today is our 10th anniversary.
I know you can say anything you want to on a blog but the honest truth is that I got a prince of man and I have lived a happily-ever-after-life for the last 10 years.
You almost have to know my history before I met Greg. I married way too young to a man I really didn't know and struggled in a sad, lost marriage for 19 years because I believe in the covenant of marriage. But this man had 4 affairs in that time period, and at some point, I realized that I wasn't doing God, myself, him, or my children any favor by martyring my life in a dead-end marriage. I had learned the hard way that marriage wasn't for sissies and I was like a battered, skittish mare by the time I met Greg. But Greg's kind of love was deep and mature loyal and gentle and it eventually won my heart and I have never regretted it for a day - to this day. Maybe I would have taken this kind of love for granted had it come first. Or somehow believed that I did it. But, I know that God gave me Greg as a precious gift and I know that He gives and takes away and I take nothing for granted, but I am blessed beyond measure in a love that most people only dream about. Thank you Greg for loving me, supporting me, encouraging me and for making my little girl's dreams of happily ever after come true. And thank you - God.

10 comments:

RanchGirl said...

Happy Anniversary! :) We celebrate our 2nd one on the 28th. :) I love the picture!

a mouthy irish-catholic woman said...

happy beautiful anniversary. you give me so much hope...

linda said...

congratulations....I am glad you are living happily ever after! ;)

redchair said...

What you got is a great big beautiful man, girl! And you’re also gorgeous! What a wonderful story and wonderful future you have to look forward to.

You know I think we go down the path that God intends for us. Even the painful experiences and the ‘wrong guy’ have their purpose in the scheme of learning with our heart and mind. And just look what a wonderful reward you got for going through it all.
Happy Anniversary.
Vikki

cottonpicker said...

Happy Anniversary! He's lucky to have you too!!

Kimmie said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that God gives us do-overs and shows us how to do it over differently :) .... wonderful picture BTW!

Paula Villanova said...

Congratulations and best wishes to both of you very lucky people! Wishing you many, many more very happy anniversaries.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Blessings and congratulations to both of you. That is a beautiful photograph.

Brandi said...

what a beautiful tribute.

Jeannelle said...

Belated anniversary wishes!! A special milestone for you! Your words about your life and your love are very moving and beautiful! Many blessings to you both!