Wednesday, June 30, 2010

7,300 days of my life

Twenty years ago today, John and I said "I do" in a beautiful church in my hometown.

Twenty years.

Just saying it makes me feel old.

So does realizing that I've been married for half of my life.

But I wouldn't trade one of those 7,300 days for anything. Not all of them have been good or easy or fun-filled or joyous, but they've been shared with the one I love the most in this world and that is a blessing I really don't know how to put into words.

So...wanna know how we're going to spend this milestone day?

John is working. I'm teaching VBS all morning, hosting a playdate this afternoon, and then we're going out for dinner out tonight with the kids! My request was that we take the kids with us. We sufficiently celebrated our anniversary last month in California, and so we want them to be a part of this 7,300th day. Because they're three of the best gifts we've ever been given.

So...happy 20th anniversary, John. I love you so very much!

26 comments:

Lindsay said...

Wishing you both the happiest of anniversaries! You guys mean so much to me.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Happy anniversary!!!!

thehomespunheart said...

Happy Anniversary!

Katrina said...

Happy Anniversary! I have enjoyed both of your honesty and during your posts on your blogs. I hope you have a great day celebrating!

Sheila said...

Happy anniversary! I'm so glad you got to enjoy your trip and hope dinner tonight will be a great time with your family!

Sloan said...

Happy Anniversary, guys! 20 years is no small feat-congratulations to you.

Lauren Kelly said...

Happy anniversary, sweet friend! May it be a wonderful day of celebrating 20 years of love!!!! :)

dawn said...

Great picture--have a wonderful celebration!

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary (again). 20 years sounds like a long time. Then you look at couples married 40 and think that's 14,600 days together! I hope your dinner out tonight with your three "gifts" is lots of fun. LOVE the picture of your anniversary trip.

The Bowden's said...

Aw, Happy Anniversary! :)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

20 years is awesome!!!!! Happy, Happy Anniversary!

jeanie@mageditor.blogspot.com said...

Happy Happy Day! What a wonderful example you are to your children of the longevity of a relationship! Hope your anniversary dinner is a great celebration of your family.

Jenn said...

Happy anniversary to John & you - congrats on 20 years. I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you guys have a great time celebrating!

Kellie said...

Happy Anniversary!

IT seems weird to have friend who have ben married for 20 years! But you are one of several who have celebrated 20 years this year!

It kind of feels like that time I was talking about somebody being "older, like forty-one" when my husband said, "Uh, honey, I'm forty-TWO." And I realized I was thirty-eight...not as young as i once was.

time does fly when your having fun.

Christy said...

Happy Anniversary! We've been married 16 years and it's been the best 16 years of my life. Not the easiest but the best especially when you're married to your best friend. Wishing you and your best friend a great day!

Brenda said...

And many more happy, happy days to come!
God bless the both of you.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I hope your day was full of life, Meredith. Happy anniversary!

skoots1mom said...

happy anniversary!
great pic ;)

Home School Dad said...

Congratulations, but don't sell your self short. If you were married on June 30th 1990, technically speaking June 30th 1991 would have been 366 calendar days married. As 6/30/90 would be the first day you were married and 6/29/91 the 365th.

You also forgot to count leap days and you were married for all 5 of those. (2/29 92, 96 2000, 2004 & 2008)

So as of June 30th this year you has been married 7,306 days (20 365 day year, 5 leap days andJune 30th the first day of youur 21st year of marriage. Today July 1st is your 7,307th day of marriage, Congratulations and keep going!

Dave (Math Geek and hopeless romantic)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

What a gift! Hope you (all) had a fun, sweet, special day.

(Hey so you got married when you were, what, 15? ha)

Kecia said...

Very sweet, Mer. :)
Oh, we were looking at your family pic on the fridge today and one of my kids said, "Isn't she famous or something?" Hee hee. You'll find out why we were going through the pictures soon...

Kecia said...

And I'm sorry I always forget to check the follow-up button. Here ya go.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Kecia...I am so not famous, but you have me intrigued. I'll wait patiently until you tell me about the pics. :-)

Jillian, Inc said...

Happy 20th Anniversary you two love birds!

Betsy said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 20 years together! That is a big deal and so worth celebrating! Y'all are such a great couple!