Monday, March 24, 2008

Seven Years...In the Blink of an Eye

Today is a big day for Channing and me. It's our seven year wedding anniversary!!! I can hardly believe it. SEVEN YEARS! It seems like yesterday we were saying our vows and committing our lives to one another. Three churches, two kids, and an office later...we're celebrating seven years of marriage.

Each year has had its challenges, but for every challenge, there has been a blessing. Today over lunch, Channing and I reminisced about our seven years together. We thought back to our vacations and all the places we've visited together; to the birth of our boys; to the churches that have meant so much to us; to our friends; to our struggles; to all that God has done in our lives. We also shared our dreams for the next seven years and what we would like to accomplish together.
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. And I assure you, I'm not just saying that. I am truly blessed. Channing is a loving husband, a caring father, and a compassionate friend. There is nothing he wouldn't do for his family (well, he might not rub our feet, but that's a story in itself). He is a man of integrity in a world where integrity is hard to find. He is a man after God's heart. He is a shining example of Christ's love.
Channing gives our family balance. I am the emotional, impulsive firecracker of the family. He is the level-headed peacemaker.

Thank you, God, for blessing me with such a terrific man. I don't deserve him, I don't understand why You put us together sometimes, but I am SO thankful.

13 comments:

The Hairston's said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! You guys are such a great couple!

Ole Miss Mom said...

Happy Anniversary! You're wedding was beautiful! You looked so pretty - and even pretty now! :-)

AngelGirl said...

Congratulations!!!

Summer Kempfer said...

oh annie that was beautiful...i hope he reads your blog! congratulations! you guys are so blessed!

Edward said...

Congratulations on your seven years. May God continue to bless you and keep you. Your friend and brother in Christ, Edward.

Rachael said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Your wedding was beautiful! You guys are such a beautiful family!!!

Hillary Dunham said...

Happy Anniversary Annie and Channing! You guys are awesome! Can I just copy all that you wrote for my husband on our 7th Anniversary next month?? That was beautiful! And I clearly remember your wedding. It was so nice- the pictures are a nice refresher, too, of course. Y'all look the same! What a great thing!
May God continue to bless your marriage for many, many more years.
Hillary

Luke said...

Hey, I was there! I can't believe it was seven years ago though. Where does the time go?

CONGRATS!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! You guys look exactly the same!! I don't know if it's because I'm pregnant or just my regular emotional self but the past couple posts I've read have put me in tears! So sweet. It seems no matter how hard we try to treasure every moment of our marriages, babies, families etc., it never seems enough when we look back and see how fast time is flying!! What a blessing your family is. Happy 7th Anniversary!

Grethel Van Epps said...

Happy Anniversary!!.. I hope you guys have many more years to share with each other.

Anonymous said...

happy anniversary! 7 years is quite an accomplishment. i can't believe yall haven't aged at all in 7 years- you both look exactly the same!!

we pray god's blessing on you both over the next 7 years (and the many years to come after that)!
rachel g.

MorningSong said...

Happy Anniversary!! (What are you 2 taking by the way?? Neither of you have aged a bit!)

Have a great day!!!!

devan said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary! I never realized how close our "big days" were. Our seven-year is in May and our oldest children are only like two weeks apart! Funny! Hope y'all had a great one! :)