Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentines Day



Happy Valentines Day!
Mark and I never make a big deal out of Valentines Day. I feel like it's a commercial day and we should show love to each other daily.
I am going to dedicate this post to Mark though.
I usually don't blog about him, not on purpose but it's usually the kids doing cute things for me to post about.
Today though it's all about my husband.

We met on a blind date- I know- but it actually worked! It's kind of a funny story- we went out with the couple that set us up and Mark had arranged a signal to them- if he didn't like me he was going to smoke because the other couple new I didn't like smoking. He didn't light up and quite for good soon after!

I knew soon after we started dating that I was going to marry him. I had my pearl 1 month into our relationship and 6 months down the road he proposed to me. We were married a little over a year from when we met.
In April it will be 17 years!

God has blessed me with a wonderful husband who always puts our needs before his own. He goes into work around 5 in the morning so he can get done what he needs to and come home at 5 and not miss time with the kids at night.
He has been my rock through these years. When we had miscarriages and lost our twins it was one of the hardest times in my life. Mark was strong for me and patient to let me grieve as long as I needed.

This summer when I was struggling with health issues- I was a mess. Again, Mark let me lean on him and stayed strong for me.

The kids are blessed with a dad who loves to play with them and spend time with them.
He's involved at church and works with the youth and really enjoys it. I'm glad my kids have an example of a dad who loves the Lord and tries to live a life that shows it.
I love you hon- Looking forward to another 50 years or so of Happy Valentines Days!



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26 comments:

Heather's Brain said...

me too!

Bonnie said...

He sounds like an amazing man. Perfect for an amazing woman like you !

Bonnie said...

PS ... I just sent you an email.

Cherdecor said...

Oh you are a good looking couple. I copied this picture and put it in my file along with Mari's wedding picture. I have a file marked Blogging friends. It helps me keep everyone straight as to who is who.

Mark is a great guy. Isn't he the one who plowed Mari and Bob's drive? He sounds like a very good father. You are blessed girl! You are an amazing couple!

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a wonderful post about a wonderful Husband and Dad! I have one of those too! Isn't God good!!!!!

Jennifer said...

What a great post!
Smiles!

Nate and Brenda said...
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Nate and Brenda said...

God is so good. He has provided us some awesome husbands!

Mark is a great dad, husband and a great friend!!!

Love the picture!!!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Could you be any cuter? Love that 80's look.

Having a good man by your side is nice, but a godly man is more than we could ever dream of.

Happy Valentines Day

Terri said...

What a great picture. Isn't it amazing how young we all looked when we got married?

Mari said...

That Mark is a good guy! You have been blessed and so has he. Love the picture!

Chad and Tammy said...

What a great post! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sandra said...

Loved this post, how sweet :)

txmommy said...

fun!
My DH and I met on a blind date too :)
Happy Valentines Day!

Nancy said...

Awwww, that is so sweet, what a nice thing to do for your husband.

julie said...

I loved reading this post! I hope you enjoy your valentines day together!

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Melissa said...

Great post! That was fun to read!

utmommy said...

Sounds like a great guy!

I agree that we need to show our love for each other everyday, but I still enjoy Valentines Day.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That is absolutely so sweet! My hubbie and I met on a blind date as well!
Blessings,
Angela

Jennifer said...

Go check out my post today I think you will like it....

LeslieW. said...

What a sweet story! I am so happy that you are so bleesed in your marriage.

Dena said...

Now that is a sweet man! y'all is soo cute in your wedding picture! Big Hugs!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post(that'll bring a tear to Mark's eye). That picture of you two is sooo sweet,can you guys be smiling any bigger?See-ya soon,Patty

Jennifer Partin said...

How neat---a blind date. Who knew!

I loved the wedding photo----still happy after 17 years. Truly inspiring.

Karen said...

I loved what you shared here. What a wonderful husband you have, such a blessing to have a supportive loving man isn't it? Yay.