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Thursday, December 2, 2010
10 Years Ago (and Ethan's birthday!!!)...
We entered into a covenant together.
A covenant of marriage and devotion before God and our family and friends.
I just cannot believe that day was ten years ago.
We have been through so many things in that time; good and bad.
We've been blessed with four incredible pregnancies, births and babies.
We've buried grandparents.
We've moved house 7 times.
We've endured financial hardship + incredible seasons of blessing and prosperity.
We've seen friends come + some go too.
We've travelled overseas to two countries together.
We've fought alot.
We've made up more times than we've fought.
We've gone through me having an auto-immune bleeding disorder, having the stress of not knowing how badly it would affect me, being told i might not wake up in the morning, gone though splenectomy surgery and endured so many hospital visits- all with you being my tower of strength and comfort.
We've thought we might go our own way once or twice but came through all those trials only by the grace of God, the love of family + friends and a determination to make our vows last forever.
We've gone through the rocky road of having one of our precious children being diagnosed with Autism and all the challenges and joys that has brought us along the way.
We've laughed so hard together.
And cried just as much too.
We've homeschooled together.
We've both thought we were the worst parents in the world at times.
We've marvelled at how He has brought us through so many hairy times.
We've celebrated and cooked and feasted together.
We've shared it all.
We've held hands on the lounge and cried out to God to hear our prayers.
We've thanked Him and marvelled at His mighty works in our lives.
I'll never forget how supportive you were at every birth. You rubbed my back and always encouraged me and told me how well I was doing.
You've always eaten my food - even when it really was bad and needed some tweaking...alot of tweaking!
You've never made a bad comment if I've been overweight because you've always said you love me for who I am not what I look like. And you've really meant it.
You've loved my family and my friends.
You've let me have times to myself so I can hear from Yehovah (God) and always encouraged me to put my relationship with Him first - no matter how hard the walk ahead.
You continue to lead me and cover me in a beautiful way. Your prayers mean so much to me and always touch my spirit.
And despite all the ups and downs, here we are 10 years on in our marriage journey.
I love you my darling, my best friend.
Thank you for 10 of the most amazing years of my life, my love.
I am so thankful our wonderful Abba (father) brought us together and pray that if it's His will, we get to celebrate many, many more happy years together.
And one of the beautiful products of our marriage is our littlest man Ethan who turns 6 today too!
Happy birthday beautiful boy!
May you grow to know how loved you are by all of us and by your awesome Maker.
May the love of Yahshua (Jesus) be yours every day of your life and may the Truth of His Life and His Word set you heart alight with passion for Him!
We are so thankful for you and love you so much mate!