Thursday, June 26, 2008

20 Years Together

Oh my I feel so mushy today. I am not a big crier, but today tears streamed down my cheeks when Den called me to wish me a Happy Anniversary. He apologized for not having a special gift bought me for me yet, to which my response was silent. I am sure that the silence encouraged the apology I received at that moment, but the silence was not unhappiness or disapproval, no it was just me choking back tears of gratitude. I quickly summoned up my voice so that I could assure him that I was just grateful and happy to be married to him.

My mind conjured up the sweet memories of dressing for Den in my beautiful wedding gown. Living back here has reminded me of so many precious things in my life, and one of them is my wedding day. There were nay sayers, many insecurities, and yet so much promise. We were so young, and so naive, but we knew then, like we know now, that God was in it. It has had it's moments of challenges and difficulties, however it has been a marriage of deep love and mutual respect.

Sometimes I can't believe that I have been married 20 years. I still feel like the young girl starting out in this life, but the image in the mirror, photographs, and experiences say otherwise. I love that I am a mom to six boys, and I am so incredibly appreciative to have Den in my life. Words just aren't enough........

I think the greatest hope that I have is that when this life is over, that we will see each other in Heaven, and we will know that each of us were the ones that got us through the toughest trials in this life, and the greatest joys. I think what we have in this world is amazing, but I know that what we will feel and share on the otherside can't be put into mortal words.

Happy Anniversary Baby, and I can't put a period on the end of that until I thank the Lord for bringing us together.

14 comments:

marykathryn said...

Well I am so Happy to be the First to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
You guys are such an amazing couple and 20yrs is such a tribute to you guys and your marriage..What an example!!! We love you guys so much and so happy that you guys are in our life..What a blessing!!

Cherrie said...

Wow! 20 years that is so awesome. Well congratulations.

Jules said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! 20 years, that is WONDERFUL! I hopethe next 20 years will be just as good as the first 20 :)

momto3blessings said...

Happy Anniversary!! I remember when we met and you guys had been married 3 years , I thought that was sooooo long, LOL!
20 years is awesome!

JoAnn said...

Congratulations!! You and Dennis have always made such a beautiful couple. You have both been truly blessed.

Sis Stubby said...

Congratulations & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
20 years is a God send these days. To know your Love is just has strong and stronger then it was when you married is wonderful.What great example you all are.

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary and many more to follow!

Nadine said...

Happy Anniversary. What a lovely couple you two are with such beautiful jewels in your crown.

Mrs. Mom said...

Congratulations! I'm sorry I'm so late with the happy anniversary wishes. I loved your post and the memories of your wedding day. I think what you have in this world is amazing too... God's blessings on your marriage. It's truly amazing. Love you both...

Neena said...

That's so neat! When you said that you still felt sometimes like you were just starting (I don't remember how you worded it), it made me think that maybe that is how it is with all marriages that last, right up until the day they are parted by death. I think it could certainly be easy to feel that way, anyway!

Laura said...

Congrats on 20 years... here's to the next 20! Happy anniversary!

Sis. Lori P. said...

Sweet memories and many too look forward to... As we go along together in life we realize how precious each day is. Happy Anniversary to you both and may the Lord bless you with many more happy years together!

Tish said...

This post brought me memories of my wedding day. Of course we have a long while yet until our 20th Anniversary, but I hope when it comes our relationship is as good as you and Dennis'. You guys are truly a good example.

the mom~ said...

Awwww...Trina, what a wonderful testimony you and Den are to your boys and others. Hope you had an amazing day together!