Sunday, July 31, 2011

7 years ago....

Seven years ago today, I stood before God, my family, and a crowd of people and said "I do" to my best friend.
We had hopes and dreams of starting a family and growing old together. Well, God intervened to show that He is in control and we finally listened. I don't know about you, but before we married we would talk about the future and when we would want to start a family. We decided to go for the five year plan. After being married a few years and dating for six years, we decided we were ready to start a family. We tried for a while and then sought a fertility clinic. After several failed IUI's and a miscarriage after invitro, we decided to adopt. (that is definitely the short version) We were led to Korea and matched with a gorgeous little girl. It wasn't until last month that I realized every bit of our "failed attempts" worked! They did work, just in a different way. We are so blessed to have our little Olivia home with us today to share our anniversary with.
I know a lot of people drop their kids off to go on a date for their anniversary, but we are so happy to share every minute of this day with her. Though it wasn't how we "saw" it seven or even ten years ago, we wouldn't change a thing!
Happy Anniversary to you John. You are a wonderful best friend, husband and now father! We are so blessed!!!! Looking forward to many more years as a family!


  1. Congratulations!!! It is amazing to see how God shows us the way when we FINALLY listen!! I'm just glad you and John opened your ears several years earlier than Mike and I did! LOL! Just kidding...I know that our timing is right - God does NOT makes mistakes; it just took Him longer to get us ready. :) Here's to more hopes and dreams to come in the next 7 years and beyond!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Love the pigtails!