Thursday, June 21, 2007

Our Story...4 Years in the Making


Four years ago today my husband and I exchanged our wedding vows. Our families and friends traveled short and long distances to witness the Sacrament of our marriage. Our engagement journey was ending, and a new journey beginning. In our marriage prep course we went over the fact that every marriage has trials and tribulations. There truly are bad times to match each good time. Some of the things we expected along our path, others we have not.
We did still expect to be happy together 4 years later, however, and that has not changed. If my husband proposed to me again today, knowing what I know now about what our struggles would be, as well as our joys, I would say Yes to him all over again. Only this time, I think I'd be more excited and overjoyed. Because this time, I've experienced how much he loves me. I've seen it through his actions...through his daily involvement with me, his share of the housework, his great ways of being the Daddy...I'm a lucky one.

Here are some pictures from our life story:


(Above: Pregnant with our first baby, March 2004)


(Above: Our family...Aidan is the oldest, and I was pregnant here with Brennan)
(above: Our babies! Aidan Patrick and Brennan James...proof of our love)

Who knows what the next chapters will be for us in our life. Maybe we'll move, maybe we'll have more children, maybe we'll win the lotto! (yea right...) I'm pretty sure, though, that we'll continue to fall in love with each other in new ways, and grow from there.

11 comments:

Greg said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Pat!!

Congratulations!! :)

Stacey said...

Awww, happy anniversary, you two cute kids. Congratulations, and may you have many many many more happy years together.

Sharon said...

Thanks. :)

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary!

Jennifer said...

On one hand I want to scream, "FOUR YEARS???!!!" in disbelief--(has it really been four years already? And on the other hand, after looking at the pictures, I realize how many things have happened in those four years...You always make me cry!!! You were the most BEAUTIFUL bride--I still have yet to see a girl look so pretty on her wedding day!! And the pics I see of Aidan with Brennan turn me into MUSH!! I really needed the boost that this post brought on...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SHARON & PAT!! I miss you guys so much!!

Beth@Sportsmomma said...

HAppy Anniversary!! May you be blessed with many more years together!!!

Carol said...

Great pictures. Gorgeous bride. Congratulations.

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary. Your dress was gorgeous! Congratulations on living your happily ever after so far and may it continue for eternity.
Mel

momwats8 said...

Happy Anniversary - that was very touching and beautiful!!!

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! Isn't it amazing to look back and see where you've come from and what you've created together? Can you imagine what you'll be looking back on in another 10 or 20 years! Congrats!

Alice Gunther said...

So very, very beautiful!

What a wonderful couple and blessed family!!!

Happy Anniversary!