Friday, November 14, 2008

3,650 Days Ago ...


TODAY
... (11/14/1998)
... These two started something together and allowed God into it ... and once they did that, they took off on the most exciting and unpredictable ten years imaginable.

The excitement never seemed to end ... it included:
the usual purchasing of houses and cars and an occasional vacation. It meant making friends and finding a church and raising tw0 marvelous little girls named Britt and Paige and all that goes along with that ... they were truly blessed.



But then it got really exciting when in the 4th year they met this joy-filled guy-And at that same time, this gorgeous girl ...And a little later this cool guy came on the scene in the sixth year ...
and they moved to a place where they would learn about themselves, their great and powerful God, and each other ... and the blessings that would come from that move would make them shake their heads in amazement and sometimes disbelief ...
And not so long after that this little girl made her way into their hearts ...
And not so many months later this crazy surprise happened ...
...And as they entered their 11th year they wondered how in the world God did all of that?!

And they looked to Him and thanked Him for all of it. And they said, "Bring on the next ten years!"

26 comments:

Mari said...

Wow - a lot has happened in those years! Congratulations!

Nate and Brenda said...

Amazing!! Congratulations!!!

karla said...

Congratulations!!

Love you guys!!

Karla

The Renner Family (Haiti) Blog said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Holly said...

Congratulations on the milestone!

four2six said...

Congrats...here's to the journey and for today! Tomorrow can wait till morning.

One Crowded House said...

Congrats Tribe... you are all awesome!

Tess said...

BRING IT ON!

Love you guys! Happy 3,650 days!

Chad and Tammy said...

What an awesome story you have! Happy Anniversary!

Ruth said...

Happy anniversary!

ManyBlessings said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU CRAZY KIDS! :P
dawn

A Momma in Waiting... said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Life is truly a blessing when you see it through His Eyes! Terry

Carsen said...

How exciting! Happy Anniversary. I'm praying for you and your next 10 years!

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary. May your next 10 years be as blessed as the last 10!

dreamingBIGdreams said...

congrats!

Heather of the EO said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

That last photo made me all weepy. What a lovely ten years indeed!

ThePetersenFam said...

yeah the last one made me cry too.

e-Mom said...

Tearing up! Aw, you two. You're sooooo wonderful together. Just love you and your tribe.

Congratulations! Hugs, e-Mom

Britty said...

This made me cry. You guys are amazing, I wish I could shout it from a mountaintop! I am so blessed to have you for my parents and my examples (maybe not the 7 kids part!)

Love you so much,
~B

Kathrin said...

Wonderful! Happy anniversary!
Who wrote this post?

Leslie said...

I kept waiting for you to say, "and it was good", like in the creation story ;)

Congrats on 10 fabulous years! I remember when my parents hit their ten year mark, and how quickly the time went before they were hitting 20 and now 30+. Enjoy the ride. It's going to be fast, bumpy, but oh so fun.

Hugs
~Leslie

Ericka said...

Congratulations doesn't seem enough.
Hope you have a fun and peaceful day :)
Many blessings for the journey still ahead.

The Sexton Crew said...

Happy Anniversary. Here's wishing you one hour of not sweating (unless it's by choice ;-))

oh, and, do you plan to produce/obtain offspring at the same rate these next 10 years? hmmmm.

I love you so much and I love your ugly cry!!!
Amie

A Stone Gatherer said...

Happy Anniversay! The song "What a strange cool rides it's been" fits! I think that's a song, well anyweay it fits!

The Hilton tribe said...

You guys so absolutely rock.

The brief time we've had to get to know you in Haiti, and of course reading your 'TIH' world reviews continue to make us wish we were there.

Blessings to you both, and your entire family. Belated congratulations to you on another anniversary, and perhaps in another few, you may be the next McHouls, mentoring another set.

Cheers!
-C, T, and Tribe.

zieglercj said...

Happy Anniversary! I can hardly wait to visit and see how you guys get it all done!