I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Thursday, May 20, 2010

21 yrs. and counting...

Today I have been married for 21 years to the most perfect fit for me! God has blessed me with a Godly man who loves the Lord and his family more than himself!!! The last 21 years have been quite adventurous to say the least. We have six children, travelled  around the country and been to around 25 states or so, lived in the arctic for some time, gone through a major illness with our oldest, almost lost our youngest, raised teenagers (4 more to go), started a church, homeschool, all this while going through the normal (and maybe not so normal) ups and downs of growing together with age and time. We are two very different individuals in so many ways, but as we grow older together we become so much more alike, more ONE.  When you live as the Bible says you should as husband and wife, it can only get better!!
May 20,1989

We were such kids then, he was 21, I was 18, seems like a lifetime ago...In many ways it has been!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

They Grow Up WAY to fast!

This Saturday son #2 graduates from homeschool-highschool. Time goes by in the blink of an eye. We are so proud of the young man that he has become, most importantly how much of an Godly young man he has become. He has such a love for the Lord, it amazes me. Sometimes we just sit back and wonder who raised him, he can't be our son! LOL  It's going to be interesting to see what the Lord has in store for him.  It has been fun planning his graduation, when son #1 graduated we had the graduation ceremony with two other homeschoolers, so he had to share the day and the planning. #2 had the day all to himself, he has been able to plan it according to his tastes, needless to say it is going to be one fun night!

It's funny, with all the planning for the graduation, and still doing school with the other children I nearly forgot my wedding anniversary is next week. When my husband mentioned it from the pulpit on Sunday, then I remembered. It's not like I actually forgot it, I've just been too busy to think about it. Lately he's been a real sentimental kind of guy, he's not usually like that, so it's strange to see. :-)  We will be celebrating 21 years of marriage on May 20th.

We are getting close to finishing the bulk of the children's schooling. During June and July the boys do a page of math three days a week and everyone reads most days of the week. August is a full month off (except for reading) then back to school full force after Labor Day. #2 has been finished with his subjects for about 2 weeks, he's been working on his graduation ceremony. I'll be blogging and have pictures on Monday (hopefully).