. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Nine Years

May 13, 2014

Nine Years


Nine years ago I walked down the aisle to marry you.  It's hard to believe we've been together for over 13 years.  It's funny to think about how much we've changed over the many years and how far our relationship has grown.  My 14 year old self did not think we'd end up married, even though you thought otherwise. I'm sure thankful you didn't give up on pursuing me way back then.  


This last year has definitely been the year of the most change as we added Addilyn to our family.  We've had to work more on our marriage, as it hasn't been easy like it's been the last many years.  But I am so thankful for you.  So thankful for a husband that is willing to spend time working on our marriage.  To spend time talking, listening and praying together.  And who tells me how much he loves me over and over and over again. 

But even though it's been a harder year because we've had to adjust to less time together, it's also been such a rewarding year too. It's been such a joy to watch you become a dad.  To see how much you love Addilyn and to jump in as your new role.  And to do it with such tenderness and joy.  We both are so lucky!


What a blessing it has been to be your wife.  To go through hard things like suriving financially while we were both in college, to finding jobs, greiving over the lose of our grandparents, or through our years of infertility. And then to experiences joys together like vacations, success in your careers and the most exciting, becoming a family of three.  

I'm happy to have you through whatever hard things we'll face and so thankful to experience the many more blessings God has for us in the future.  You are my favorite person in the world Christopher Jason Vale and I'm so thankful God gave me you. 

Happy Anniversary!


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25 comments:

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary, love you my friend.

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so sweet!! Happy anniversary!

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww, Happy Anniversary!

Lindsay @ Pursuit of Pink said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So sweet - I'm so happy that you have such a fantastic marriage. What a blessing from God. Happy Anniversary you two!

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay! Happy anniversary, friend! Ours is tomorrow. Three years :)

Megan C said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy anniversary!!!

Autumn Duke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a tender post! You are a sweet wife. I love that really old picture of you two... you look so little! Were you 14 there? Ahh, too cute! Happy Anniversary!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy anniversary!!

Erika said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look exactly the same as you did nine years ago!! Congrats on your anniversary:)

Vicki said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's beautiful. Congratulations and happy anniversary!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary!

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy anniversary, you two!!! :) You guys are inspiring. 9 years is so amazing!!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary!!! You guys look like babies in that picture! I love it!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet post! Happy anniversary!!

-Sharon
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A Brew of Blessings said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this genuine post - so sweet. Happy Anniversary lovely!

Courtney Kassner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! Happy Anniversary you two!

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ohh i love this! Happy anniversary!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sweetest! Happy Anniversary you two!!!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy anniversary!!

Jessica @ Here&Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So sweet! Happy Anniversary you two love birds!
xx
Here&Now

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary!! I hope that you have a wonderful day!

Christina Schergen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

hope you had a lovely anniversary!!!!

Sophie Hawker said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congratulations, what a beautiful post and a beautiful family :)

Sophie
http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
xxx

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So sweet!! hope yall had a wonderful anniversary!!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love you two. Hope you had a great day!!