Monday, June 21, 2010

Completing Him Challenge: Week Two

This week's challenge is simply to Remember. Remember the day you entered your sacred vows. If you are a blogger, please post pictures from that day and share your story. 

DH and I were married on July 12, 2004 in Abilene, TX. We were in love and ready to start a family... so much in fact that it was started two months after we were engaged. (I didn't say smart)

We both had already experienced large family weddings and mostly didn't think our families would support us in having another (and were a little afraid that they wouldn't come) so we had a justice of the peace ceremony with only two friends present. Like I said, not smart. Looking back now, I'm sure they would have been more than happy to help us celebrate our new marriage, regardless of the surrounding circumstances. That's just what families do...

Evie was three months in the making and we were three months away from moving to Japan so we were excited, anxious, a little scared but moreover... HAPPY. 

While this was our marriage day, I also consider another day a day of new beginnings for us... the day we were both saved. When we were in Japan, dh deployed for six months (Evie was one month old) and we received our first trial. It was NOT easy for either of us and I heartily commend those couples that are still in the service. 

I had continued attending a church that we had visited before dh left and when he returned the pastor came to our house to speak to us. Right in our living room, both dh and I got on our knees and accepted the Lord into our hearts. 

And that was when we REALLY started growing together and loving each other the way God meant us to. = )


  1. Japan? Wow! Are you still there?

    Celebrate marriage by visiting my HELLO, HANDSOME! Blog Party

    Homemaker Honey

  2. Deborah - we both served in the Air Force (were in Japan for 3 yrs) and went to another base after that but we're now both separated and happily civilian in VA. = ) Thanks for visiting!

  3. Love your wedding photo!

    You two look so happy! It's also great when I still see those smiles years later!


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