Tuesday, March 18, 2008

8 years ago today....

I took the biggest step of my life, I married Kris. It was a crazy busy day and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Waking up in the morning, the hustle and bustle of the day, the woman who felt the need to roll down her window at a stop light and scream "DON'T DO IT, DON'T GET MARRIED"....(I'm so not joking!), the ride to the church with my dad in the limo, the moment before I walked into that church, my heart was racing.......then the moment I saw my handsome man, waiting for me, his bride, to come towards him. Then there was the LOUD STEP from my shoes as I stepped up on the alter, the exchanging of rings in which I put Kris's ring on the wrong hand (oops), then the kiss.....and then, life began!

It's been 8 years, and I have loved every minute of it. It hasn't always been fun and it hasn't always been easy but through God's grace in our lives, we have held together. My man is the hardest worker I know, he goes above and beyond in everything he does. His three girly's love him dearly and the highlight of my day is when he comes home and I hear three cheers of "DADDY!!!"

Although somedays he'd rather me talk to a wall than him (only because I always have so much to say!), He always listens, cares and believes in me. Whatever big dream I have today, he says, "Go for it!". He knows when I'm burned out with the girly's to just take over, He knows my favorite things like coffee and sweet cards.

So 8 years ago today, I took a deep breath and started the biggest ride of my life. Scared and worried, yes they were on my mind, but God took those fears and made them into something beautiful.

So even though the day is not so romantic or anything special, I wanted to take this time this morning and just thank God for an awesome, incredibly sweet husband. Thank you Lord and may there be many more 8 year marks to come!!!

16 comments:

Pastor Lisa said...

Congratulations to you both!

Alisun@ABrookeInTheForest said...

What a beautiful post! Congratulations on 8 great years.

ValleyGirl said...

Happy anniversary!!! Congratulations on 8 wonderful years!

Nicki said...

Thanks ya'll!!

Valarie said...

Girl, it's romantic and special because it's YOUR day to celebrate! You don't have to have all the "hooplah" for it to be special so have a great day, relax, get yourself ready and make that man glad he's got you to come home to! I love you and congrats!!!

V

Jenny said...

Congratulations! The time goes by quickly some years, not so much others.

We will be married 14 years this Nov. and I would still do it again!

Have a great day!
Jen

Sharon Brumfield said...

Congrats to you and your Man!
I do hope there is going to be a little romance. :)
I say, Romance is when your heart has been touched----I pray your heart is touched today and that you touch your mans heart.

May you enjoy many more years with your man.

Nicki said...

Ya'll....I keep laughing at this "romance" part!! Kris is having a colonoscopy done tomorrow morning and if any of you have ever had one before, you know what is in store the day before!! Lot's of bathroom time!!! =) lol!! So...romance? tonight? um....maybe this weekend!! =)

JenB said...

Oh my word! You sure Kris wants you to share that last comment! haha
Happy Anniversary!
Thanks for commenting earlier! I didn't think I'd really care if anyone did or not, but i do! It's so fun!

Faith said...

Hey Nicki,
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm so glad you did!

I am cracking up about the last comment!
8 years! Congratulations! We are praying for many, many more years of wedded bliss!

Nicki said...

Hmm.....maybe Kris would not have appreciate that?? =) hee hee. I don't think he reads the comments...oh well! Thanks ya'll!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing all my DIRTY business. I love you too!

Your man

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Amy E. said...

Happy Anniversary sweet girl!!!! You are a hoot!! John has had two colonoscopies since we've been married and both times when he's come off the anesthesia it has been hilarious!! It was fun for me just to hear what crazy things he'd say!

freetofly said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! Praying for a fabulous year of sweetness and growth for you and your honey!

prayers for you both!
Maria

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

I am so proud of ya'll!! To His glory alone!!! I am coming back from the ........... well i am coming back!!

love you, Leigh