Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Anniversary to Us

Eric and I started dating on October 21, 2003. By Thanksgiving, Eric had picked out a ring. We were officially engaged on January 21, 2004. We were babies back then!

We were married on May 1, 2004 in an old little church on a hilltop in Hopewell.

I was preggers with Marshall Thomas nine months later. We move fast, to say the least.

And, the last eight years have gone by lightning fast. Some of the harder days have seemed slow. But where have the years gone? We have learned that there is still a lot to learn about each other. We have seen each other at our best . . .  and at our worst (including my short haircuts and the sixty pounds I gained with each of my first two pregnancies. thank you Eric for enduring - it was brutal. ha!)

We have faced joy and heartbreak. The miracle of new life in welcoming three beautiful kiddos into the world. The miracle of new life, as God has breathed new life into our marriage. By God's grace alone we have made it this far. It is a miracle that God can take two sinners, hold them together and sustain them through the power of His Son.  ... in Him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:17b). To God be the glory. Great things He has done.

After all we've been through, I wouldn't choose anyone else, Eric Compton. You love me, encourage me, and know me in a way that no one else ever has. You continue to point me to Jesus as we grow in the Gospel together. You forgive much, and offer me grace every day. Eight years later I love you more than ever.


Dassow Mommy said...

Happy Anniversary and may you have many more!

Anonymous said...

Continue to keep God at the center of your marriage and you will enJOY many more years together...what God has brought together. The two of you have learned more in 8 years than many couples learn in many more years together. Keep up the good work! Continue to love each other as Christ loved the church!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! and may God continue to bless you with amazing grace.