Saturday, January 26, 2008

January 27, 2001

Dallas, TX. It was a cold, rainy day. The weatherman was predicting freezing rain and sleet by sundown. I awoke that morning all snuggled up next to one of the loves of my life. Not Cary. That would be Candice, my dalmatian. Little did she know her world was about to be rocked! See, back before Cary and I married, Candice slept cozied right up next to me, flat on her back, head on the pillow, covers pulled up to her neck. She really does think she's human.

As my alarm clock went off that morning, I rolled over and shared a wet slobbery kiss with my sweet fur baby, then popped out of bed and raced to the shower. Sleet, snow, floods, nor nuclear warfare would keep me from accomplishing my mission that day. While getting dressed, nothing could wipe the smile off of my face. Not even the weatherman! This was going to be the BEST day of my life!

I arrived at the church, First Bapist Dallas in downtown Dallas, BEAUTIFUL church (where Cary and I met!) We all dressed and ate and giggled and dressed and ate and giggled some more and then FINALLY, the time had come! It was the moment I had waited for my entire life!!! The day I had been dreaming of since the age of 5. I walked down the aisle and married the most amazing man God ever created! It was such a beautiful ceremony and there wasn't a nervous bone in my body. Why would I be nervous? God created him for me and me for him. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that we were perfectly in God's will. We had both remained pure until our wedding night.

There is nothing more precious and wonderful than two believers, who had saved themselves for the one God created for them, who had obeyed God's word and abstained from sexual immorality, who had allowed God to bring them together in His time, and who would be joined together "till death do us part." It don't get any better than that! That is the ultimate act of worship.

Our wedding was spectacular. People still talk about that cake, the prime rib, and the music. It was fabulous from beginning to end and I enjoyed every second of it! As much as I didn't want it to end, I knew, uh um, better things were awaiting me, if you know what I mean!

Honey bun, I love you with every ounce of my soul. You are my everything. I adore you in every way. You are everything I had ever dreamed of: Godly, humble, compassionate, nurturing, a leader, hillariously funny, the most wonderful father to our children, you have a passion for seeing people come to know the Lord, and you take such good care of me. God created a mate for me that I couldn't have created any better had I done it myself. I look forward to growing old with you.

Happy Anniversary, my love!

I love you to infinity and beyond!

10 comments:

tales_from_the_crib said...

cool! congratumalations!

justgottalaugh said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a sweet remembrance :) How 'bout a wedding pic???

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

I would LOVE to post a pic, however that was before the days of digital and all I have are hard copies with no scanner. I guess I could take a digital picture of one of my hard copies huh? hmmm...

Rachel said...

wow. I had forgotten how close your wedding was to Jacob's birth. Happy 7 years!

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

That's right! You were super duper prego at my wedding. That's why you weren't a bridesmaid, remember? We weren't sure you would make it till Jan 27th before popping!

And it's also Payton's birthday, daughter of Ang...Happy birthday PayPay!

Anonymous said...

I remember that day just like it was yesterday. It was a cold day, but the warmth of your smile and the excitement of the day, we did not notice the temperature. I prayed that God would prepare the right man for you from the time of your birth. He is a special man. A wonderful husband that is always pampering you, and when I see the eyes of Lexi and Ashton when they look at their Daddy my heart jumps with joy. He has a big responsibility taking care of all my girls.

Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Mom

Ashley said...

Happy Anniversary!

Did you score some free babysitters so you can go out tonight??

Hope you have a wonderful day together!!

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

We actually went out on Friday night. Our pastor and his sweet wife offered to keep the kids for us and we got to go out. We had a gift card to a local steakhouse and we used that, then went to see the movie 27 dresses, a total chick flick, but even my husband thought it was cute. Well, he didn't say "cute" but he enjoyed it.

Today after church, we're going to watch our wedding video with the kids. That should be a hoot.

And I did get breakfast in bed this morning with some beautiful roses.

Ansbaughmom said...
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Ansbaughmom said...

Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for sharing the memories with us!!