12 Years!

Happy Anniversary to us!

This 12 years has flown by, but it also feels like forever! I can't imagine my life with out Marcus.

We met in Jr. High and were just acquaintances and had mutual friends. He was a class clown, kind of silly, didn't care a thing about girls, and just wanted to hang out with his friends. I, on the other hand, was boy crazy. And never in one million years did I think Marcus would be my husband.

Once, when I was at Texas Tech, one of my friends came in to town to go to a foot ball game. He brought Marcus and another guy and they all stayed at my house. I was glad to have them there, but I still didn't see "husband" when I saw Marcus.

Then after I graduated from Tech, I moved to Myrtle Beach for a year. I came back home because my sister and best friend were both getting married. My plan was to live in the area for the summer during all the wedding hoopla, then move somewhere else exciting.

Right after I moved home, I went over to my friend James's house. He had JUST moved in with Marcus and another guy. Well, I kind of became a regular over there! Marcus and I went on our first date in June and after 2 weeks of dating we were talking marriage. We just KNEW that we were supposed to be together. Needless to say, I didn't end up moving away! We were inseparable since the day we started dating.

We have a very super happy life together.
We try to put God first always, then each other, then Katie, then everything else.

Things don't always fall in that order, but we try!

Marcus got me beautiful roses and a really pretty frame. He wasn't supposed to get me anything, because we got these angel wings:

I really want to get a mirror to put between them, but I was anxious to hang them up.

We thought they were fitting since we were due to have a baby last week. We always want to remember that angel baby. I am tearing up just typing that.

Last week was kind of sad. It's hard not to think about what "would have been". Our lives would have looked so different right now if that little heart didn't stop beating.

Our hope and trust is in God, so we have peace.
And we are super thankful for Katie Belle and mostly for each other, and our marriage of 12 years...and counting!


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Unknown said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to celebrate 12 years, we just celebrated 2. I love that you put god, then marcus, then katie. So many people don't understand when I say my husband comes before my daughter. The love isn't different, but we won't have a successful family if we don't have a successful marriage.

Thank you again!


Mallie said...

Cant wait to celebrate 12 with my hubby! We celebrated 2 years in June. But we celebrated being together for 7 in September. I'm sorry for your loss and I understand how you feel about losing a child. Katie is precious. And I love your house and how you decorate! By the way where did you get the wings?

Mallorie said...

aww :-) such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary. However, I am so sorry for your loss :-(

Brooklynn said...

You guys are just too cute. Happy Anniversary!!

I'm sure last week was hard. What a great thing to do to remember though. I should think of something to do myself. :)

d said...

Happy Anniversary! I love seeing the wedding pictures:-)
I am sure last week was hard. April is a hard month for me, our baby would have turned one then. We have a sweet baby girl a few days younger than Katie and 3 sons that have helped us get through the loss. The angel wings are a wonderful idea.

Thomas and Jamie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! July is our hard month and November 8th is the year since we miscarried so one more hard day to come and then, hopefully, we'll really be ready to move on! My love to you and prayers for another sweet baby soon (or not...you know, whatever you're best with!!)

kimert said...

Happy Anniversary!

Frugal Jen said...

Happy Anniversary!

Your angel wings are beautiful and the perfect rememberance.

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope it's a joyful celebration for you and Marcus! :)

What a precious reminder those angel wings must be to you. I am so sorry for your loss.

The Howell's said...

Happy anniversary! Wreck em' Tech!

Maryellen said...

Happy Anniversary. Beautiful blog. I love the angel wings. They are amazing. You really have such a gift for decorating. I love everything you do.

Erin K said...

Congrats on 12 years! So sorry about angel baby. That's gotta be tough. Praying for you guys!

Keri Campbell said...

Congratulations on 12 years, sweet friend! Can you believe that I have not seen Katie? Literally, my heart just hurt. :( I need to see her BEFORE she graduates high school! Miss you:(