Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Six Years and Counting

Six years ago, Sunday, Doug and I were married. It is hard to believe that it was that long ago and yet it feels like just yesterday. We look so young.

It has been a special six years. Doug is my best friend. We have kind of always connected - even from the day we met. We didn't like each other very much - I remember telling my mom that I thought he was a little immature. :) We never had a problem talking with each other though. We became really good friends and everyone around us could see the chemistry. We just couln't. After about three to four months I think both of us started figuring out that we liked each other more than friends.

I can't imagine my life without Doug. He makes me laugh, cry (in a good way), and I always have a good time with him. I enjoy being with him. His mother used to ask me if he talked. She told me he was so quiet. I didn't know what she was talking about. We have never had trouble talking with one another.

Doug is an amazing man and he is all mine. :) He is a great provider, protector, father and friend (and a few other things I will leave for his ears and eyes alone. You can understand why). I am thankful that God put us together. I am blessed to have him in my life.

I have never believed in just one person being right for another person. I believe our life decisions intersect us with other people. Our decisions and paths in life can determine who we wind up with. I do know that God planned for Doug and I to be together based on the decisions we both made. Our lives intersected at the right time and we fell in love.

Our life together has not been perfect and there have been times I have wondered if we were going to make it - as every couple does. We have both stuck in there and plan to keep sticking to it. God is gracious and it is only because of Him that spouses can stay together. I am thankful that He has given us a genuine friendship, the will to work on things, a love that will help us endure.

Honey, I love you with all my heart! I look forward to many more years living this life with you. I wouldn't want to do it without you!


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