Friday, March 19, 2010

Five Years ago Today!!

Five years ago today I married my best friend!
Just the other day I was telling a friend of mine our story and I thought I would share with all of you a little about our story as well.  This June we will have known each other for 8 years. 
The year before we met I attended Capernwray Bible College in New Zealand and when I came home I felt like God was telling me to stay at the church that I was attending before (I was thinking I would look for a different church) I also really wanted to get involved with the youth ministry.  I had spent a couple of months preparing for V.B.S. (vacation bible school) for the grade 7 kids.  I had a great team and organized what I was going to be teaching. I was then told that the church had hired a youth pastor and his start date was three days before V.B.S. started. There was a meeting arranged for us to meet and re-evaluate the plans for the next week, that is when I met Chris. He was just starting his first pastorate after Bible Collage as a youth pastor at my home church.
We became friends and over the next few years we got to know each other better well hanging out with a group of our friends. Chris and I have always been comfortable talking to each other. In fact our relationship is based on communication. After two years of friendship we started to date. We were careful in how we dated because we both wanted to be sure that our relationship would be forever and we didn't want to go to fast. Actually most of our dating days were spent at Starbucks talking. We talked about everything we could think of, as I said before communication has always been an important factor for us.
After just over one year of dating we were engaged and were married nine weeks later. Yes nine weeks later, neither of us wanted to have a long engagement. We also felt like God was getting ready to move us to a new church ministry. (Chris had finished up his first church ministry a few months before we were engaged) In fact three months after we were married we moved three hours away to a new church ministry. After being there for three years we finishing up our ministry and moved so that Chris could go back to school to get his Masters degree in Theology. It has been an amazing journey so far and I look forward to where God is leading us in the future. Since we have been married we have had two amazing children! 

Chris and I decided awhile ago that for most of our anniversaries that we would be happy if we could go for a nice dinner just the two of us and that every five years take a trip together. Since this is our fifth anniversary we would have loved to go away for the weekend however since Chris has been a student for the last little while and we are still not finished with his degree that we would instead send the kids to their grandparents for the weekend and we would have a vacation at home this year. I am excited for next weekend since that is when it worked out for the kids go away and for Chris to have the time off. 
Tonight our big plans are to go to Costco and have Wok Box for dinner!! 



mamaof5 said...

What an amazing story :) Congrats to both of you for finding your best friend... May there be many many more years

Tarasview said...

happy anniversary!

Clueless_Mama said...

Happy Anniversary! That was a very sweet story. When I did my five year wedding post, I started it the same way. Five years ago today I married my best friend. I think that is absolutely the most important thing in a relationship. CONGRATS!!

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Faith Imagined said...

That is an amazing story! Happy anniversary! I love the picture!

Little Missus Sunshine said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Kristi said...

Thats a great story!! It is so neat to know how people met. I know this is random, but I think I had the same wedding dress as you. I think the brand was maggie sottero. Congrats on 5 years. We are coming up on our 3rd. Time flies when its a great relationship...and you add kids to it!