Wow, oh wow! It's been NINE years since we've been married. Wow again! How can that be? How did we get to nine already? It feels like two, maybe three or four years. But not nine. A lot has changed in those years, especially in the last five years. I think I've heard folks say "once you have kids, time really does fly by." I agree with that observation.
Last year we spent our 8th anniversary in the Good Sam Hospital. What fun ;) I think I ate my lunch meal in my hospital room, Paul and Jared had lunch downstairs in the cafeteria and then the three of us shared "dessert"...a candy bar purchased from the gift shop downstairs. Ha! We took our usual wheel chair ride down stairs to the hospital's outdoor garden area and shared our treat there. But not this year! Thanks to a volunteer friend of ours and her sisters (thanks Stephanie R!!) the two of us are going out this weekend for an anniversary dinner/date. Yay! Dinner out, just the two of us! Or...I guess we could go back to Good Sam's cafeteria with Jared (and the girls!) and have dinner there? Ha! :D Um...no.
We praise God for the last nine years! Thanks to Him for bringing us together and for giving us the strength, patience, love and respect in our marriage!!