Thursday, July 7, 2011

11 Chapters…and counting

11 years ago, I married my prince.chrissinging@wedding (Yes, of course, he sang to me….and I melted.)

We moved to Arizona. Began life together.  Began new jobs and learned how to do ministry together, as a team, full-time.

chris & beth @ sedona 

We had one of these…..(Hudson: aka, Bubba, Bubba-Looey, Handsome)

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And a few years later we had one of these….(Anna: aka, Banana, Nana, Jellybean, Cutie)

IMG_1265We moved 3,000 miles as a family of four and returned to the East Coast where we felt God had called us to be for the next chapter in our lives.

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We have lived, lost loved ones to death and cancer, we have beaten cancer (hallelujah one year cancer free! :), we have grown, and we have learned to love a little better everyday.

We are learning to die to ourselves and strive to live like the one who gave us this life.  And with you at my side, I am ready to face the journey with confidence as you hold my hand, lift me up, and encourage me.  You stretch me, challenge me, love my ugly, adore our children, step into each day with resolve to be a better man, and pretty much blow me away daily.  IMG_3002

Here’s to the next chapter of our lives….

Happy 11th Anniversary, my love.

6 comments:

The Wyler Family said...

So sweet! Congratulations!

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary to two of my favorite people! :)

Mom Mom Smith said...

Happy anniversary to a beautiful couple!!

Emily said...

happy anniversary!!

ps. i am so glad you came back east! brandon and i have been so blessed by Chris as a worship leader! so blessed!

Tracy Watanabe said...

Love you guys!

dana b said...

beautifully said babe!.. Love you both and glad the Lord has allowed us to be in this chapter of your life!