Sunday, March 26, 2006

Anniversary

Today is Chad and I's 9th anniversasry! We've been apart for a couple of them. Our 1st anniversary I was 4 days from giving birth to our beautiful Jordyn. We drove around Manhattan (KS), looking at beautiful lake front homes, we parked at the lake and sat there and talked about how amazing the 1st yr of marriage had been, with pretty typical 1st yr hardships of living with this sometimes alien, yet loving them still. We were excited about the upcoming birth of our daughter, and honestly I was feeling pretty miserable being 2 days over due and just ready to have her!

Our 2nd anniversary was spent in a German hospital, just 2 days after our little girl had been dx with leukemia. I know Chad got me a card, and although I'm sure I had bought him at least a card, I know I didn't have it at the hospital with me and since I didn't leave the hospital for a few weeks,  I doubt he ever got even a card that year. Our 3rd anniversary we'd been told just 16 days before that the FDA study we'd hoped Jordyn would be put on, had been taken away from her...so we were looking at the future of our 1st and at that time only child dying. Our 4th we'd become parents again this time to a beautiful little boy, Jacob. Our 5th anniversary we went out for dinner, although I can't recall if we had Jacob with us or a friend watched him! Our 6th anniversary I was once again pregnant, this time with  Jackson and we were preparing to move to a 3 bedroom home from our 2 bedroom. Our 7th anniversary Chad was in Iraq. Our 8th anniversary I'm trying to remember what we did last yr (sad that I can't even remember!) and here we are to 9 yrs. He's in Iraq I'm here in Germany. One thing I know though is that we've been through a lot in 9yrs, more than a lot of people, and I feel our love is stronger than it's ever been. I'm so t hankful for this man who saw me dancing one night, who I completely blew off, who knew he liked what he saw and instead of pressuring me, he was there for me when my heart got broken, he became one of my best friends quickly and knew so much about me, that when I finally woke up and saw what a GREAT guy who was crazy about me was standing right in front of me just waiting patiently for me to get it! We started dating in November of '96 and we married 4 1/2 months later. Almost as soon as we began dating we both knew we'd be getting married and it just seemed pointless to wait!

I'm beyond blessed with Chad and so thankful God brought him intomy life!

10 comments:

sangrialel said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Chad!!!!  Linda

fairylaura said...

Awww HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. It's like people say... nothing is a coincidence.. it's GOD. You both have been through so much, that's how love keeps growing. The appreciation you have for each other.. and the battles you have won.. makes you unbreakable. ((((HUGS)))

Laura

scotthlori said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you!!

Lori

stupidsheetguy said...

Happy 9th!

Just think of how many happy Anniversaries you're going to be celebrating in the future! Enjoy the day as best you can!

Jimmy

angcrewswife said...

Happy Anniversary!
        Justin and I are coming up on our 6th, we have been so lucky that he has always been able to be with me on them. This year will be the first without him, bleh......
               Hope all is well
                        *Ang*

katashawoolard said...

Happy Anniversary Christy and Chad!!

Congratulations and I pray that you have many, many more wonderful years!

Take Care,

Lady K

lv2trnscrb said...

You make a very good looking couple! Happy Anniversary again to two very special people. The Lord truly has been with you every step of the way :)

betty

deshelestraci said...

Hey, we got married in '97 too!  We started dating in October 96 and got engaged in December.  Got married in July.
Happy Anniversary!
Traci

randlprysock said...

<<Oh Christy!!>>  This is just a precious entry!  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Chad!!  You two are meant to be together for always and always!  Soul mates for sure.  Still praying for you both and knowing God is giving you a full measure of protection and grace during this time.  I have such a peace in my soul about that.  You are a wonderful J Land friend!!  Hugs,
Lisa

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prdmom2my5angels said...

I just want to say Happy Anniv to you...
Wanda