Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago today at 2 pm, Jeremy and I said our vows.  That seems crazy to me!  I can't believe we've been married that long.

"Do you Lindsay take Jeremy to be your husband? To live together after God's ordinance-in the holy estate of matrimony?  Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, in sadness and in joy, to cherish and continually bestow upon him your heart's deepest devotion, forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto him as long as you both shall live?


But even more than what I promise to do, I want to honor you, Jeremy Grey Gibson for the way you have upheld these vows in our marriage. (Ya'll, seriously....I married up! This man rocks).  
Thank you for loving me unconditionally.  I am not the most easy to love, yet you excel at loving me anyway.  I have never questioned your love and devotion to me.  You are a constant.

 Thank you for loving and comforting me during sickness.  Obviously this is at the forefront of my mind right now.  My you have gone above and beyond the call to serve and love your family and wife during these past several weeks.  Having pregnancy sickness is new territory for us but you have risen to the occasion.  You have cooked every meal, or at least heated it up;), cared for the girls mostly by yourself once you get home, you have cleaned for me, gone to the store, ran other errands, prayed for me, and been by my side.  I can't thank you enough.  And of course, when I have a migraine, you drop whatever you are doing to care for me and the girls.  No complaining, you just do it.  You are my hero.

 "For richer, for poorer," Because of your gift of money managing, we have been very blessed in this department. God has always provided far and above what we have needed.  Thank you for giving it away!  For being so generous with what God has given us.  Whether it's helping with an adoption, giving to World Vision, which you have done for 8 years now!, supporting our friends in Crusade, pro-life causes, or whatever it may be- you give freely.  I really appreciate that about you.

"For better, for worse," I can't recall much "worse" in our marriage.  Again, due to your humility and desire to please the Lord as you lead our family.  There have been lots of "betters."  It's been a privilege to share them with you as my husband.  Several of the betters for me are, our wedding day, our honeymoon in Jamaica, the day we held our little Gracie for the first time, the day we met Piper and snuggled her, the day we purchased this land, our dream.  I look forward to so many more "betters" with you.  And I know the "worses" will come and we will weather those too.

"To cherish and continually bestow upon her your heart's deepest devotion."  Well obviously, I think you excel at this.  You are devoted to me and to the girls like no man I have ever seen.  Thank you for being willing to do whatever it takes to care for us.  Lately, this has meant a ton of extra work for you.  Wow you are one devoted man!

"Keeping yourself only to her as long as you both shall live."  Thank you for taking this seriously in this day and time.  Thank you for keeping yourself only for me, both before we were married and now.  I do not take it lightly and I know the temptations are tremendous.

  Told you I married up!  Happy Anniversary my dear husband.  I love you tons.

                Yours Forever,

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!! What a LOVELY letter - you guys are awesome! I hope you are getting a wonderful time together!!!