Tuesday, November 13, 2007

For My Husband of Eight Years...

It was this date eight years ago that I married my best friend. As I sit here today, I am grateful beyond words that our friendship and love for each other has endured, and is as strong today as it was the day we started our journey as husband and wife.

The past eight years have truly flown by. It kind of strange to think back to the time when we were dating. Or when we were just newlyweds with no children and few responsibilities. I still remember the day when we got a kitten. And we thought that was a responsibility! I know it is such a cliche', but it seems like only yesterday. Where has the time gone?

These eight years have proven that I couldn't have picked a better husband. Michael is a provider and a constant companion. He loves me unconditionally, and in spite of my many idiosyncrasies. As a father, he is patient, loving, and understanding. I stand in constant awe at how naturally he takes to his role as a father. I remember seeing him hold Allison for the first time. His tears of joy were so genuine and heartfelt. He never once balked at changing diapers or cleaning spit-up off his shirt. He was never inconvenienced by reading 'just one more' bedtime story. Now... all of the sudden we have been blessed once again with a son and are now a family of four.

I know that I have truly been 'Blessed with Richs', not only with Michael, but also with the gift of our two precious children. I can't even begin to describe how much my family means to me and how proud I am to be a wife and mother. God has blessed our family in so many ways and I am thankful beyond words for my 'Richs'.

Here are a few pictures from our wedding day. Ironically... the weather today was just as warm and beautiful as it was eight years ago. It couldn't have been any more perfect!

From this...

To this...

Allie at 3 months Wyatt and Daddy through the nursery windowgoing home...Allie's first time golfing with daddy
My Boys At Great Granny's houseThey love listening to the Ipod
I love you so much Michael! Happy Anniversary sweetheart!

Oh, and see these gorgeous flowers??? They were a gift for my anniversary. Isn't Michael sweet? Uh, well... hmmmmmm. They actually were sent by my awesome inlaws, Larry and Nancy. Those are a few more 'Riches' I have been blessed with! Thanks so much for the flowers! They made Allie's day too!!!
(Don't worry... Michael brought Chocolate... so all is good in the world)

7 comments:

katie said...

ahhhhh, so sweet, caron!! I love this post!! y'all 2 are adorable and what a gorgeous bride you were! my fave pic is of your husband with allie and the ipods. that is awesome!

Happy Anniversary! May God bless you both today and always! much love to you from your friends at CuppaJoe. :)

Melanie said...

Awwww, too sweet! You guys are a gorgeous family! Your wedding pics were great too. I'm with Katie, I love the iPod pic!

Happy Anniversary Caron!

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary! I can hardly believe its been 8 years already! I remember the day well. I remember holding up our bridesmaids flowers around your face for the beautiful bride's head shot. I remember you coming in the room to tell us "I know Michael is here!" after you took the shot of y'all holding hands but separated by the door (you couldn't see him, but you could touch him ; ) I also loved the grooms cake in the shape of a tennis shoe which read "sole mates" since y'all met working at a shoe store. Congratulations to you both!

Tara said...

Happy Anniversary, Caron and Michael! I hope you have endless years of happiness.

Chris said...

AWWW...so sweet! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!
I love the pic of you two holding hands but not seeing each other. I have NEVER seen that one done before. You guys look so young and innocent! ;)

HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Angela said...

What a great post! You guys look great. I love the photo of Allie and your husband with the ipod. You guys looked awesome on your wedding day too. I love all the flashback photos.

Heather said...

That was a beautiful post. Happy Anniversary, Caron & Michael.