Tuesday, May 12


How did I forget??!!? I woke up this morning and did my normal morning cleaning tour of the house and breakfast for the kids. But, I didn't think about what day it was. The last two months seem to be one never-ending moment and I get lost when I look at a calendar. So, a couple of hours into the day and Randall had to come and remind me about our Anniversary. He asked me if I remember what today was and for the life of me all I could remember is the it's Tuesday so it's pre-school reading day at the library! I gues that's the price you pay when you have 3 kids wanting your attention.

But on May 12, 2001 I was married to the most wonderful man. Our whirlwind courtship was amazing for me and shocking for everyone else around me. The night that Randall asked me to marry him, was a mere 4 days after our first date. And it was completely unexpected. On our second date, when we got into the car he said, "I really like you, but since my parents are divorced, I want to make sure I do this right the first time and so, it will likely be awhile before we get too serious. Something like a year might be good..." Okay, I was down with that; I really liked him. But, after spending a Sunday evening at the nursing home visiting with an elderly man, I had promised I'd come back to visit, there was something special in the air. I could see he looked at me a little differently. He says that's the moment he truly fell in love with me. (Who knew Good Works could be so rewarding? And I thought it was just a Young Women's value!) When we got back to the school, we had our first kiss. And I just knew that this amazing man would be mine for the rest of my life. Then, he asked me to marry him and the spirit was so strong. I'll be forever grateful to my Heavenly Father for placing him in my life to be my companion and the best father to my children.

I can barely remember what life was like eight years ago, but everyone of my memories since then has him in it. I can't wait for the next 50 years! If it's filled with half of the wonder, joy, stress, and companionship as these 8 have, I'll count myself as the most blessed woman to have walked the Earth.

Tonight we're going out for dinner and then some time in the next few months, our present to each other is our first house. YES!

I love you Randy!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Anniversary!!! :-) Enjoy house hunting! :-)