Thursday, July 31, 2008

When I Said "I Do"

Twenty six years ago today, I said "I do" at the age of 18 (well I was turning 19 in just a few weeks). Jason was 21. I prayed for the man I would marry and I definitely got him! (He had been praying for the girl he'd marry too). The love we had in the beginning was great but it doesn't even compare to the love that unfolds as we live our lives from day to day!



We've had our share of bumps in the road, happy days, disappointments and crazy adventures....and all of these with God's guidance got us where we are today!

We were married for 7 years before the Lord blessed us with Colt, then another almost 10 years before he blessed us with Joy. I love being a wife and mother and count it an honor to be both.



My dad knew Jason would take care of his little girl and he always has. My mom has been his mom since he lost his a year after we were married. We've lived next door to my parents since 2 years after we were married and it has worked out beautifully!

Jason and I actually met at church with a few of our "adult friends" playing match makers! They just knew we were right for each other. We were engaged at the same church and then married there almost two years after we met.



We spent our honey moon in the Ozarks and that's where we'll be spending this anniversary too (well the weekend).

So if I could do it all over again, would I do it? Yep, definitely. I look forward to growing old together and beginning each new chapter in our lives with my best friend and soul mate.

28 comments:

Kindra said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing such fun pictures!! Are you going to the Ozarks this weekend? How fun! We went to Branson for our honeymoon. :) It was the best time!

Colleen said...

Happy Anniversary, Tammy! Enjoy your weekend away ... and all of the adventurous and memorable chapters to come!

It was fun to see all of your photos :)

Kate said...

Happy anniversary!! I hope you have a great weekend!! have fun:)

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awwww, this is so sweet, Tammy... it's made me all misty-eyed!
(Especially when the music to "When I Said I Do" started playing- thanks for the eyeball washin'!)
Happy Anniversary, Sweetie! Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Enjoy your weekend! You two deserve it :)

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary!! My niece is getting married today--I hope she has a happy and blessed marriage as you have. Have a wonderful day--isn't love grand? Julie

Dawn said...

Tammy, as I read your blog I see so many similarities in both our lives. I to was married at 18, June 19th, we also met in church, dated 2 yrs. The path our kids entered our lives. I bet if we lived near each other we would have been dear friends! I spent all day in the car driving to Dallas with my hubby yesterday and I agree he is my best friend. I wouldnt have wanted to be with anyone else! thanks for the warm and fuzzy feeling you blog gave me today!! Dawn

Stephanie said...

Congrats! I love to hear about other love stories! We got married 2 weeks after my 18th b-day and my hubby was almost 21. It was love at first site and we have been together ever since! Have a great time this weekend and enjoy :)
Stephanie

Shay said...

Happy Anniversary!! Awww what a beautiful wedding, I love all the pictures! Thanks for sharing!! I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!!
Shay

Merrie. said...

Happy Anniversary; and I love your home tree story! Merrie

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a beautiful bride you were!!! You are a beautiful couple!! God Bless and have a great weekend!!~Wendy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Thanks so much Tammy for sharing your wedding pics, you made a beautiful bride and such a handsome groom! Have a wonderful time on your weekend away:)
*Rondell*

Katy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You both looked GREAT on your wedding day! Such beautiful pictures!!! :) You make a wonderful couple physical appearance...and by the sounds of it, soully too :) I am so happy for you! xoxo

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy! Enjoy your weekend. I'm still waiting for a honeymoon after almost 11 years. We never went on one and have never even been away from the kids for the weekend. So enjoy!

countrygirl3031 said...

Tammy --- Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your weekend...and all the wonderful years to come!

Hugz,
Michele

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!! how cool, those pics are so of that time period, lol!! you guys were so cute!! Have a great weekend too!!
I wish my hubby would take me somewhere on our anniversary. The only time we went away was our 10th and we went to a lake resort with our son!!!

Jill G

Linda said...

Happy happy happy anniversary! What a wonderful sweet post. I love reading about true love stories like yours. The ones that have survived the ups and downs and many years of marriage. It is so true, both are great, but the love that lasts this long is different and so much deeper than that young love.

Oh if I could be a grammy tomorrow, I'd give up this temporary sense of order in a minute! Family is what it is all about.

Have a wonderful anniversary trip and many many more happy years together!!

hugs, Linda

And GRAB that award too - you deserve it. You are such a sweet, kind and caring woman and I love your blog and appreciate all the kind comments you have left for me!!

Angie said...

ohhh Tammy, thank you for sharing your wedding photos with us! our anniversary is next month..i feel inspired to dig up some of our wedding photos to share now! you were such a beautiful bride...too precious! wishing you many more years of happiness!

~Angie

p.s. how is your etsy shop going?

Farmchick said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!! I am a sucker for a good love story! Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend.

Andrea said...

Awwwwww! A very big Happy Anniversary to the both of you! I hope you have had a truly beautiful day! I never got to wear a proper wedding dress. I was 10 months pregnant with our first son, and wore a nice dark blue dress. I always dreamed of wearing a proper one, but it didn't happen. LOL! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Blessins,
Andrea

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary!
I wish you 26 more ;)
Have a great time.

Sandy

Raggedy Angel said...

What a wonderful story you have! Happy Anniverary! Beth

Jo-Anne said...

Congratulations! May you enjoy many, namy more happy years together!
What a fun post!
Have fun on your weekend get-a-way.

Daffodil Hill said...

Wishing you the happiest of anniversaries and a wonderful vacation together. God's blessings on a beautiful family.

Antique or Not said...

What a sweet post! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Happy anniversay Tammy. Have a great weekend away. Thank you for the wonderful pics you showed. They were great!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your photos. Such a blessed to still be friends after all those years.

Blessings,
Lea