Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nineteen Years

I've reached the point in my life where I've been with my wife longer than I lived without her. I met her in September 1991, right before I turned 20, and we were dating soon after that.

So young.

 We were engaged in the summer of 1992.

She said yes!

And we were married on August 14, 1993, right before I turned 22.

Opening presents at the Indiana reception after our honeymoon.

So I've been in love with Luanne (because it really was love, almost right away) for 21 years now, and today we've been married for 19. What a gift.

Winona Lake, South Whitley, Winona Lake, Lancaster, Redwood City, Simi Valley, Renton, Houston, Simi Valley, Jenks. We've lived in many places.

Grace College, Bethany University, North Park Seminary. Lots of school loans.

Grace College, Instant Copy, Marsh, Goshen News, K-Mart, Desert Christian, AdOut, First Baptist, Peninsula Covenant, California Kids, King's Swim Academy, Newport Covenant, Access, Houston Christian, Redeemer, Triplett Aerospace, Trak-1, Tulsa World of Gymnastics, Jenks Gymnastics, Parent Child Center. I'm sure I've forgotten some of the places we've worked to make ends meet.

And the kids... Joshua Matthew, Jacob Connor, Emily Grace, Zachary Joseph. So much chaos. So much joy.

I'm grateful for these nineteen years. Can't imagine life without you, Love. Happy Anniversary!

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