Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Anniversary!

Oh Peter you should have ran for the hills!!! The ones in your homeland... Poland!!! LOL

Happy Anniversary to us!! 14 years today.

And still counting. Now that's something.

What were we thinking that day?
Were we thinking we'd have a houseful of crazy kids ,no money, and trials along the way that would turn your hair gray? Were we thinking there would be days that we were on our knees praying for the health of one of our children... there have been many nights like that with our sweets. Were you thinking that time would go by so fast? Were you thinking we would have such "grown up" decisions to make?

No I wasn't either.

I was thinking about our first dance together, and that I could call you my husband. I was thinking about the tiny apartment we would call our home. I was thinking about our honeymoon. I was thinking about how I never wanted to take my gown off, and how this was the day that I had waited for my whole life.



We were both surprised by real life... weren't we. It was a lot harder than we thought. but we are making it through! Together!!

And although our children do not in any way resemble the darlings from The Sound Of Music,as I thought they would. And our hills are not alive with the sound of music, they are alive with us, our family. They are alive with yelling and crying and arguing and praying and laughter, and LIFE!

Thank you Peter for taking the good and the bad for all these years.

Never forget that I love you! Happy Anniversary to the only man in the world that could love me and put up with me til death do we part!



* and yes it really was April when we were married. The pictures look more like January. Just my luck that in 1996 there was a freak snowstorm on April fools day! Killed everything pretty that was starting to bloom.

17 comments:

Beverly said...

Happy Anniversary!!! hope you both have a wonderful day!

LizBeth said...

And you're STILL a beautiful couple . . . . . with beautiful kids, to boot!!! Congratulations!

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary! What sweet pictures! We will be married 14 years in June!

Lacey said...

Happy anniversary!! Look at those cute wedding pictures!

Rochelle said...

Happy anniversary. Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating 14 years!

sara p said...

WOW! 14 years! Happy Anniversary!!!

The VW's said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Isn't it funny how our lives don't turn out quite like we had planned it, but in the end, we wouldn't really change anything anyway!

My husband sometimes says to me; "Wouldn't it be nice to go back to our wedding day, with the knowledge we have now?" We have been through a lot and have learned so much! I think that our vows would have meant even more to us, if we'd had the knowledge that we have now. And, we probably would have tried to enjoy our honeymoon a lot more, if we knew what we were getting into and that going on vacation without childeren would probably never happen again! HA! :)

Have a great day celebrating your love for each other! Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Z okazji 14 rocznicy slubu , wszystkiego co najpiekniejsze na dalsze lata wspolnego zycia zycza Wam Michal z Agnieszka, Tata, Jola i Babcia Krysia

dee said...

Happy Anniversay Steph & Peter. I always knew you would make a beautiful bride & a great wife & mother.

Love,
Diane

To Love Endlessly said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet post. At least you have some pine trees in the background for your photos. ;-)

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many, many more years of bliss =)

Nancy said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you enjoyed your day! :)

The Lehnick Family said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet post! and so true for so many of us! Thanks for sharing and hope you two had a fabulous day!

mandd3 said...

Stephanie,
What a lovely post. Happy Anniversary. It is easy to see the blessings that flow from your marriage.

scrappy quilter said...

Happy Anniversary. What a sweet post!! Hugs

Tina said...

Happy Anniversary...sorry I'm late. What beautiful pictures out of a fairytale!!

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary! There are many ways to get to "Happily Ever After". You prove that!