Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy 14th Anniversary, David Dear

Thanks for taking this cool pic, Matt
Dec. 30, 2006
13 years of marriage under our belts here, though
it's been years since I've worn a belt.

yikes. just plain yikes. check out E's beard and 'stache
Laurie lookin' like Wynonna and David w/Will's fox head on him

Saturday, November 27, 1993, I became Mrs. David Franklin what's his name and he tied on the ol' ball and chain. I still can't get over how fast the past 14 years has gone. It's kinda sad in a way but also kinda cool. does that make sense? I've always imagined myself as a wife and a in that sense, I'm doing exactly as I had hoped and as I had prayed. I am so thankful for the incredible husband that the Lord has given me. We have made it thru some pretty iffy times, there have been times that he hasn't liked me or I haven't liked him but we've stuck together and will keep on keeping on. Love is an act of the will, a commitment...not an easy, flowery deal or feeling (don't those feelings leave quickly? yes ma'am, yessir) sure beats being alone. I am so thankful to have this man to trudge through the hard, scary days of raising kids and hoping you aren't scarring them too badly. I am so glad that he isn't afraid to discipline our kids and tell them why and hug them, tell them he loves them, spend time with them and if he can't do something that involves the kids, he usually won't do it (unless it's a date with me, a rarity), he is forming their character, helping them to get over themselves before they end up as a twenty-something whiner and crier. (he's still working on me though) I am glad he isn't afraid to stand up for what is right and for Christ! Thank you for your testimony, David. You are a blessing to me. I have some more pix to post! lucky you!

1 comment:

Smooches, Kara said...

I hear the 15 yr mark is the best time to trade them in for newer models!! lol

So we have been wives for 14 years!! Definitley an adventrurous road if not an easy one!! Let's see what we can achieve in our next 14 years with these guys!