Tuesday, March 02, 2010

7 Years

Johnny & I celebrated 7 years of marriage together yesterday. I feel like I should say the same old addage everyone says about marriage and kids... "Its gone by so fast!" But, really? It hasn't. Its been a journey. Some years were hard, some weren't.... but when I look back it doesn't seem like just yesterday that we got married - quite the opposite really. Life before Johnny is blurry. I remember being single. I remember college life. I remember high school... but my life with Johnny, though only a little less than a quarter of my 29 years alive seems like my only reality. And its a good reality.

There are many reasons I love Johnny. I could take this opportunity to do what a lot of bloggers do (and I have done in the past) and list them here.... but I think I can sum it up by saying that Johnny keeps me loving God. My own instincts are selfish and self centered. My heart wanders away from what is most important in this world. Johnny, however, is a steamliner for Jesus and His glory. There are times my choices or my priorities or my attitudes clearly do not line up with His will for my life but I can't say that for Johnny. God has given him the ability to stay strong, no matter the circumstances, no matter his preferences. Its one of the main reasons I married him and I can safely say, 7 years and (almost) 4 kids later - I made a good choice. There could be a top 20 or a top 50 list of reasons I love him more today than I did when we got married but what trumps the most important reason at all? Because of my union with Johnny I am more in communion with my God.

Johnny & I Anniversary

This picture was taken yesterday. I am 40 weeks pregnant with our last baby.


PS Does anyone read this blog anymore?



23 comments:

Aimee said...

I do!;) Usually in my google reader, but I stepped out of it to comment today!:)

becs said...

You look great Michelle!!! So happy for you guys to bring another little one into the world... That was such a nice blog post. We'll be praying that everything goes great with the 4th!!!

Rebecca

Clair said...

i did thru FB!

Tara Sasser said...

I do!!! We won't hold you to that

"last" baby comment!

Suzanne said...

I read. ;)

Riannon McCord said...

I do! And thank you for sharing, it literally made me cry. As of Thursday I'll have been married 6 mos, nothing in comparison to 7 yrs but to see such strong, God-centered marriages alive and thriving is such an encouragement for those of us just starting out. I feel it also made me cry bc it touched my heart, I feel that my husband does the same for me, I just don't know that I had the right words to express them. Congrats on your child to come! Thank you for your words and love for Christ.

EP said...

Haha, I was just looking at stats for my own blog today, wondering if people read. But yes, you're in my Google Reader! Keep it coming!

~Esther

Michelle said...

I said Kiley was my last and that 4 was a good number :> Have you met Carter and Brayden?? LOL Cute picture. Aren't you really cold??
Happy Anniversary!
:>Michelle

Kathy said...

Seven years ago....I remember the day. Sweet memories. Congratulations to you on your anniversary and also on the new baby that God will use to bless your family.
It's nice to catch up and see pic's of your family via facebook.
Give our best to Johnny.
Kathy Jonkman

Emilee Stanley said...

You know I am still reading with you. I kept thinking about you guys yesterday but I never got a "Happy Anniversary" to you! Love you friend & I give a AMEN to your post. I love the way Johnny has loved you these 7 years.

Kathy said...

yeah i do, cos u posted it on FB! It was fun seeing u...and timing those contractions. See u soon, COME ON GREYSON

Julie said...

I think I check this about every other day. You've actually been doing a good job lately with posting stuff! And Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad to have you in the fam!

sam said...

yes, still reading...and still loving it :)

CJ, Lori, and Princess Triniti said...

I think since I am commenter #14, many people still do read (and love reading) your Blog. :) Your "tribute" to Johnny was well-spoken. What more could a wife want than to have a husband who helps draw her closer to God. We Christian women are SO blessed to have Godly men leading our homes. Happy 7 years. :)

And your latest pictures look great...you are gorgeous, and I love your dress!!!

amy m. said...

i'm still reading!!!

Jessica said...

Michelle I absolutely love reading your blog. You encourage me so much without even knowing. So keep blogging!! Happy Anniversary, 7 years is such a blessing! We are at 2 and the truth is that the reason I can say I love Darren more today is because of the Lord. He shows me how perfect He is by giving the best guy for me! So not only am I more in Love with Darren I can say the same for. God. And that's really awesome! Thanks Michelle for helping me realize this today. :)

Alison said...

I can't believe it has been 7 years! Seven years ago I was in your wedding as a mom with 4 little kids and now that's YOU! The Lord has been so kind to you and Johnny. Happy Anniversary friend!

Beth Hamstra said...

You look stunning in this picture!

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