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Friday, October 17, 2008

Still the One


10 years. It doesn't seem like long, yet my life before is a fading memory.

In that time we have been through the death of two parents and nearly a third, sold our herd of cows, had a baby, built a house, adopted 6 kids, three major health crisis, one court fight, more broken cars/appliances/plumbing/electrical than I care to remember, and a continual changing in our spiritual direction.

The funny thing is, when we got married we already felt like it was us against the world. Everybody was really against it at first. I was 22, he was 42. People kept saying it wouldn't work (except my dad, and he was the one person besides Gary that I really wanted on my side). So for our wedding, we picked Shania Twain's Still the One. It's amazing how much more it means now.

Still the One
Looks like we made it
Look how far we've come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we'd get there someday



They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong



You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night



Ain't nothin' better
We beat the odds together
I'm glad we didn't listen
Look at what we would be missin



They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong



You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night



I'm so glad we made it
Look how far we've come my baby

11 comments:

~Bren~ said...

Happy Anniversary Amy and Gary!!!
Great pics...I love the wedding photo...very cute!

Tracy said...

This is a fantastic post.. your wedding picture is beautiful.. this has tears in my eyes.. what love:)

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer said...

What a lovely photo essay. I'm glad you've made it so far.

Love,
Beth

Berean Wife said...

I be looking for the 20 year post in 10 more years.

Congrats and keep working on the relationship. :)

Berean Wife

Heartathome said...

Congratulations! I love the wedding photo-very cute! My dh and I had the odds stacked against us too-not for the same reason but for a similar one. We didn't have the age gap that you have, but we were young-by today's standards anyway. We became engaged before I graduated high school and married a year later (something I've told my children they shouldn't do because a year-long engagement is too long!). We been married 23 1/2 years now and I really relate to the Shania Twain song too.
I pray that YHWH continues to bless your union.
Shalom,
Michelle

Jeannie said...

I love the pictures!!! How great.... ((HUGS)) to many more years to come!....and more babies!

Pen of Jen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the romantic sweetness in this post. You know love and make me smile!!!

Wishing you many more happy(well filled for sure) years!!
Jennifer
doublenickelfarm.blogspot.com

a soldiers wife said...

Happy Anniversary!
This was a wonderful post :) and I loved the photos!

Fruitful Vine said...

Wow! You go girl! Reading the words to the song and looking at the pictures stung my eyes. Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing.

Saved Sinner said...

That is a beautiful post and I hope you have many more years to come. I didn't realise you were so young (only four years older than me) - I don't think I've seen any pictures of you before and you sound so much wiser than 32 in the stuf that you write.

motherofmany said...

Saved Sinner,

I used to kinda hide my age only because people do have a tendency to not take you seriously on things unless you are a certain age (whatever they believe the age of wisdom to be in that area).

But then I found verses like Ecclesiastes 4:13, 1 Cor. 1:20, Proverbs 2:6, Job 28:28, Luke 21:15, James 1:5, and 1 Timothy 4:12. In Yah's eyes, wisdom is different from experience, which is what people are touting when they boast that their age makes them superior in wisdom. He has also confounded the wise and made what the world considers wisdom foolishness. How many times He used the young because they were not so prideful in their advanced age to confuse it with being wise! So now I don't allow anyone to make me feel bad because I am younger- real wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and anybody is old enough to receive it!

I have always had an old soul, and that was part of the reason marrying an older man didn't phase me- the guys my age weren't serious enough. I don't even remember the age difference until something like filling out forms comes up and I have to write both birthdates. It would have been totally different and too hard for me if he had been married before and had kids my age. But he was waiting for a woman willing to milk his cows, and it was me! ;)