Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

This weekend, my husband and I will celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary—separately!  No, we aren’t fighting, and we don’t need marriage counseling (at least I don’t).  It just happened to work out that way this year.  So while I am sweating it out with the four children in Mississippi, Paul will be sweating it out in El Paso! :)

So many things have happened in these twelve years, and most of them good.  I will recount some of these for you here.

  • 12 years of wedded bliss (the honeymoon doesn’t have to end)!
  • 4 sweet children that live with us
  • 1 precious baby who lives with Jesus
  • 2 RVs
  • 4 states of residence—WV, NC, IN, MS
  • 1 mission house
  • 1 rented mobile home
  • 1 cute little house (which, by the way, we are hoping to finish the paperwork and complete the closing next week, HOORAY! That means we can purchase a house in the area where we now live!)
  • 1 Dodge Ram 3500
  • 2 years of part-time evangelism (while teaching at ABC)
  • 10 years of full-time evangelism
  • 300,000+ miles traveled in meetings
  • 16,000+ pictures
  • Hundreds of sermons—I don’t think I can even figure out how many! :)
  • Hundreds of friends all over the world
  • 2 mission trips
  • Dozens of adventures
  • Countless everyday blessings
  • 1 thoughtful and funny husband
  • 1 extremely happy wife

Like I said, just a sample of the good things…  I thank the Lord for the husband he has given me, and for the wonderful life we have had together so far.  I am looking forward to the next 68 years!  :)


Happy anniversary, Sweetheart!  I love you and I am so glad to be your wife!


  1. happy anniversary! hate that you have to be apart but I've done it twice and you just learn to celebrate how you can! Enjoy!

  2. Happy Anniversary (a little belated)!!!! Nice pic of the two of you! But I have to admit. . . I remember when it was big news that you guys were dating. . . and you've been married 12 years?!?!?! How time does fly. . . : )