Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two years ago today....

Two years ago today,
I stood nervously in a beautiful church
waiting for my groom to turn around...
I was waiting for him to see me
for the first time in my wedding dress!
When he did, there were tears rolling down his face,
and time stood still for me.
I looked at the man I was about to marry
and thought I could not possibly love anyone
more than I loved him at that moment!

Two years ago today,
I stood by his side while we vowed
to love each other for the rest of our lives.
We vowed that no matter our circumstances,
no matter the cost,
we would cling to one another and serve God together.

Two years ago today,
we were prayed for by four dear pastors,
one amazing sister in Christ,
and many other family members and friends.
They prayed that our relationship would grow,
that we would follow Christ,
and that we would love each other more each day.

Two years ago today
I celebrated one of the most incredible days of my life
with lots of family and friend surrounding us.
Two years ago today we started a new endeavor,
and we didn't look back!

Today, I look at this amazing man I married,
the man who has given me everything for the past two years.
The man that has been by my side though everything.
The man who has worked full time,
taught a college class,
and took classes full time and still made time for me.
The man that has been with me as we looked for
and bought our first house together.
The man who trusted me enough to buy
the house I loved even when he couldn't "see" my vision for it.
The man who I tell all of my secrets too,
who knows me better than any other person on this earth.
The man that buried his grandpa just minutes
after we found out my grandpa had passed away.
The man who always knows what I need,
whether it's chocolate, or a foot rub,
or just a sweet kiss on the forehead,
he always seems to know exactly what I need in that moment.
The man that has held me when I've been sick,
who has loved me when I've been an emotional mess,
the man who has celebrated silly milestones,
the man who defends me, protects me and keeps me safe...

As I look at this man,
I can't believe that I could love him more today than I did yesterday,
but I do.
You see, some how,
this love I have for him just keep growing.

Matthew,
God sent me the most precious gift when he sent you to me.
I can't imagine my life without you.
Thank you for ALL that you do!
You are so very special to me!
Thank you for being by my side for the last two years.
I am looking forward to many, many more!
I love you!

8 comments:

Amy W said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Sharon said...

That was stinkin' precious, Sarah! (and that's the highest form of "precious")

So happy for you guys -- may you have many, many more wonderful years together!!

MY PINK BUBBLE said...

Happy Anniversary!
It has blessed me to see you two become so close!
I'm so proud of you both!
Love Marmie

Christi said...

Ok so you made the pregnant girl cry...Happy Anniversary to my little sista and her Matthew. I love you both more than you know!

Julie (Clark) Shelton said...

What a wonderful tribute...well said! :-) We need to get together with our hubbies for some games or goofing off.

David and jill said...

Aren't you just sentimental these days?? ;) I love the tribute to your sister and this one to your hubby. What wonderful words from the heart.

~Sandy~ said...

happy anniversary! love the orange crocs :O)

Jenny said...

Ah, such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary!