Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day Anniversary

Today, June 15th, is Father's Day. Let me first say that I am so thankful in two regards: 1) to have such a great father myself and 2)to have three children who have their own great father. I just got off the phone with my dad and, after a 30 minute talk he said, "I think I am all talked out!" (He is not much for small talk.) I am thankful that I was the only daughter; being a "daddy's girl" is a very special position that I will never outgrow. I see Brooke that same way with her daddy.

Today was also our 12th anniversary. It was more work than it should have been to have Wesley take a picture of the two of us, but I did get it done!

When I was a young teen, many friends wrote lists of "things they were looking for in a husband." I never actually wrote such a list, but I did have a mental list. It is interesting to see how God had a much better and very different list. I wanted a guy who could sing beautifully and who was very sensitive. Gary is neither of these. (It didn't sound so gay back in the 1980's.) I did get tall, dark, and handsome, but more importantly God gave me patient and persevering! I love him like crazy; he can't sing, but I will keep him :)


Tina said...

Happy Anniversary! It is a grace gift to have such a marriage. I am so glad that God knew better than me what I needed in an husband!

Ann-Marie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! And you DO have a great dad...and I have a great uncle!

I know what you mean about "the list." (I almost died laughing at the "gay" comment...that in conjunction with GARY...HA, HA! I see what you mean). Myself, I wanted a short, Messianic-Jewish guy who would make me laugh. Yup, I got a totally serious, 6'4" Swede!

Juliet said...

Wesley you took a great picture! Great looking couple I might add.

Happy Anniversary...before I read your blog I had been looking at my calendar and couldn't believe that Gary and you had been married 12 years. God richly bless you both!

Love you, Aunt Juliet

Tamrik said...

Nice picture of you and Gary!