Tuesday, August 5, 2008

20 Years of Growing Together in Christ

20 years ago on August 6th--
Shawn became the lawfully wedded husband of Vic--and he also became the "proud owner of a beautiful 1975 blue volkswagon bug" . Which was the better deal you might ask--well, I have lasted longer and I didn't use cases of oil to keep me running. Shawn is also reminding me--I have never had to be push started...

Not many believed we would stay married for long--circumstances as they were (I was 5 months pregnant with Sen), but God had bigger ideas and plans. ( Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Life was not always easy, but then nothing worth having ever is. We were both worth fighting for, and we both determined in our hearts what was good and right-and stuck to it. Thank the Lord we kept running to Him-when we struggled-it looked so easy to give up sometimes, but with Him we toughed it all out. Because we did He has given us so many times of joy and such blessings it is hard to believe it sometimes.

We are celebrating 20 years of living life together, 20 years of laughter, 20 years of tears, 20 years of building the foundation of Christ into our marriage and child. We are so excited to see what the next 20 years will bring for us. As young as we are still-God has so much time to use us for His purposes--we are up for the ride of our lives!


Jerry said...

Vic -- you looked cool in your wedding gown -- did you save it? I'd bet you will be able to fit it again soon!

Anonymous said...

may you have a great day and many more blessed years.

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...


i laughed out loud about the part where you said shawn reminded you that you never had to be push started, SOOOO funny!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both!!! Hope you have a very special day celebrating!!! :)