Dancing in the minefields : our 10 year anniversary

“‘I do’ are the two most famous last words – the beginning of the end.
But to lose your life for another, I’ve heard
Is a good place to begin.
Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down.
And I believe it’s an easy price for the life that we have found.

And we’re dancing in the minefields
And sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed but I believe that’s what the promise is for.”
-Andrew Peterson

This is about my bride.

She’s my best friend. I laugh harder with her than with anyone else. At the end of a long day, I don’t want to go out with the guys – I want to cook dinner with her in our home. I miss her when she goes to the store for milk. And more joy fills my heart watching her mother our kids than if I’d been given any sum of money on earth.

She’s my wife. And now for 10 years, we have been walking through life together – hand in hand, step by step. We have birthed children. We have adopted a child. We have lost loved ones. We’ve experienced the divorce of friends and family members. We have sinned and hurt each other. We have repented and grown. We have experienced the highest joys together.

She’s my partner. Where we go in life, we go together. When we meet our grandkids – she’s the one I want to be beside. She’s the one I want to fight with, makeup with, sleep with, go for walks with. I want to greet our grandkids together and host Christmas’s in our living room. I want to come to the end of our lives having been faithful to each other. She’s the woman I want to serve.

She’s the one I want to know. I don’t want to stop knowing who this woman is. And I choose her again today. Here’s to a lifetime of laying down our lives for each other.

She’s my lover, my 2nd half, my secret keeper, my one and only love.

She’s my wife. She is beautiful. I am blessed beyond measure and I am so proud of who she is. Happy 10 year anniversary, Ashley Rebekah.

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jac kaiser you guys are such an inspiration of love, laughter, and hope and i am so honored to play a small part of your story. love you guys!July 10, 2011 – 7:36 pm

Rebecca Jeanne That is lovely. Congrats on 10 years!July 8, 2011 – 5:26 pm

Deidra Beautiful.July 8, 2011 – 12:37 pm

Faren What a beautiful post. I couldn’t make it through without crying tears of joy knowing there are couples who love each other the way you do still out there. Congratulations!July 8, 2011 – 3:36 am

mom The fierceness and tenderness in this is sweetest agony. This is what marriage is supposed to be, and I commend you both for doing it so well. And, for the record, best pic of Ash EVER!July 7, 2011 – 10:58 pm

Vinson nerds You two are one of the most incredible couples we have ever met! You inspire us in our marriage going through all your highs and lows. You two are each others best friends for ever and it is so incredible to see that after 10 years! It gives us hope after seeing so many friends and family destroyed by divorce. We lOve you and our praying for the little pea pod!July 7, 2011 – 2:38 pm

Renee Welstead Yes.July 7, 2011 – 1:14 pm

Rosina 10 years down, forevermore to go. Happy 10 years! X’sJuly 7, 2011 – 7:52 am

josh Congrats. You two deserve each other and this wonderful life you’ve been given. We miss you.July 7, 2011 – 5:21 am

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