Friday, January 02, 2009

10 Years

13 years ago, I met this guy..... (isn't he amazing??!!) As Debbie Gibson would say, I got lost in his eyes. It was Debbie wasn't it? Anyway, look at those eyes...

I saw him after my Spanish class (at Ricks College) and there was something fascinating about him... everyone/everything else was a blur around me... I followed him and was devastated when I lost track of him. I met up with my friend and went to the cafeteria for lunch and upon finishing my silent mealtime prayer, like all the good little boys and girls did ... I looked up and saw him right in front of me, waiting to talk to me. !!! It was meant to be. He asked if he could join me, and the rest is history!! ;)

Fast forward to just over 3 years later and here we are right after we were married in the Logan, Utah temple on January 2, 1999.

Today is our 10 year anniversary of that special day; our wedding and more importantly, our marriage to each other for time and all eternity.

I'm reminded today, and lately, that we didn't agree to be together for only the good times, but for the hard times... in sickness, health, richer, poorer. We've been experiencing the hard times lately... the parts you don't really think about when you're standing outside the temple, in pure bliss, after finally being married...

I didn't even care that it was probably 5 degrees outside!! I was in love and

Those kids didn't know what was to come! But they were sure that they could work through anything!

I know that if we can just stick together and support eachother that we'll enjoy many more milestone anniversaries in the coming years. Here's to another 10 years (for a start), Dave. I love you all the much!

Love, your Rachel

(what is this? the paper anniversary or something? Hmmm?)


drewandsteph said...

Wow! I can't believe it was 13 years ago that we all got to know Dave! He's a great catch...I know I approved right away! Congrats on 10 years! I wish we lived closer so we could hang out...our families would have so much fun together!

Deming Family said...

Congrats to Rachel and Dave!

Kate said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog, Rachel! We are so excited to have a little girl on the way.
Congrats on 10 years!! Jeff and I are coming up on ours in August. So hard to believe. It goes by so fast!
Your kids are SO cute, and I can't believe how fast Grace is growing up. Seems like I just saw that you had her!
Thanks again for the nice comments, and I'll try to get closet pics taken soon! :)
Kate :)

jenna and kreed said...

congrats! 10 years is sooo long. I agree that we should go walking but remember last time we tried to walk?

Hules said...

Wow 10 years!!! Congratulations! It is amazing how we get married in absolute blissful love completely unaware of the journey ahead. I use to be reminded of such a journey when I would pass the new missionaries taking their picture by the MTC sign thinking, "Wow, they have no idea what's ahead of them."

Life does share it's hand of good & bad, but like you, I am grateful for the person I've been able to share the journey with. I love anniversaries for the ability to celebrate love & marriage. Congrats to you guys! Happy Anniversary!

it's just lisa said...

Your wedding photos are SO CUTE. Congrats!

Missy Burrows said...

I love this post! Congrats! (I know I am late! ;)