Saturday, March 24, 2007

Happy Anniversary


Today is my 17th wedding anniversary. 17 years ago I said yes to Bob that I would be his wife, and he said yes to me. The picture is of the Main Post Chapel at Ft. Benning, Ga, where we got married. Our wedding pictures aren't on a disk and so I can't post them. That may be one of my future to dos. We have had our ups and downs, sicknesses and health, financial problems, disagreements, and yet we have stayed committed to each other and our marriage. We deal with conflict differently. He is an introvert and I am an extrovert on the Meyers Briggs scale. He comes from Texas and I come from Florida. He plays golf, I learned to play golf. I played tennis, he learned to play tennis. He likes Opera, I learned to like Opera. I liked movies, he has learned to go to them with me. We like hiking, biking, boating, and fishing. We also like working on home projects together. He grew up Lutheran and converted to Catholism. I grew up Southern Baptist and converted to United Methodist. He converted to Methodism. We have both grown spiritually together. I like to go the ocean, and he likes to go to the mountains. So we go to both places and enjoy. I have to brag on my hubby. He is one of the sweetest, kindest, gentlest, humurous, loving man yet all man that I know. I am so thankful for him. To steal and redo a line from Tootsie, "I am a better woman from knowing him and being with him." Some of the things we have done to help ourselves and our marriage are as follows; Marriage Enrichment, Marriage Enrichment retreats, and Marriage Counseling. But the most important thing we have done is praying together, reading God's word together, forgiving each other, seeing each other through God's eyes, and turning ourselves over to God.

10 comments:

Brother Marty said...

Abi and Bob,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

mompriest said...

Happy Anniversary. We're heading for our 22nd this summer and I can so relate to your list of what you've done to keep your marriage going and growing. Enjoy this day. I hope you have a good dinner planned or night out somehow....

zorra said...

Happy anniversary, and many many more.

Mary Beth said...

How beautiful! Happy Anniversary to you! We are coming up on 8 years and I hope that at 17 we will be as great a couple as you two are!

1-4 Grace said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!
Is there another Bob out there? Please send him to South Alabama!
Also, Abi, did not know you were a former Sothern Baptist!
I too have had to partly recover from that, both also find that my roots occasionly still show up...usually in positive ways.
Good grief, what a long word verif.

the reverend mommy said...

Happy Anniversary!!

hipchickmamma said...

Happy Anniversary (albeit a bit late)!

What a beautiful post and dedication!

You are both truly blessed!

What's up with hubbies that don't love going to the movies?;)

Lorna said...

congratulations and blessings too

I LOVED reading this. Hubby and I got married in 88 so that makes 20 years next year... and I can relate to the together through thick and thin and during ups and downs.

God's been faithful but we've been called to do our share of the work too.

Thanks for a reminder of how precious marriage really is!

Hope you celebrated in style!

DannyG said...

Congratulations. We hit 21 in February, and the 22nd anniversary of our being set up for a date (Derby Day) is fast approaching. It's nice to have somebody who knows every bit of you, sometimes better than you know yourself. Hope that you had a great celebration.

April said...

A very late congrats!!