Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thoughtful About . . . Wuv, Twue Wuv

Nine years ago today, I pledged my heart, body, and future to David. The man I loved since I we were 15, the man I knew with all that was in me was The One. Sometimes, I think he's much more than that.

It seemed an appropriate day to muse (not for the first time, I know) on Love--and to share some of the awesome pictures from our gorgeous beach wedding. =)

Through my life, I've known a lot of love.

That feeling that Mom and Dad will always be there, always encourage, always believe in my dreams--even when those dreams defy convention (like when I get engaged at 17 and married just before I turn 19).

I'll always have a place on Daddy's knee.

Mom will always be there carry my burdens with me.

That knowledge that for every storm (like the one that raged up the coast the day before The Day) in life, God sends me a rainbow.

That we have friends and family willing to travel hundreds of miles to share our joy. And that after traveling all day, they'll put more hours into decorating the rental house hosting our big day.

Love is looking into David's eyes and knowing, each and every time, that this is the man God planned for me, and for whom I was planned. Knowing we are perfectly matched, perfectly balanced.

Love is that security that comes with resting my head on his shoulder.

Love is laughing over nothing, rejoicing in each moment.

It's dancing barefoot in the sand when you forget your shoes for your own wedding (ahem, David!;-)

It's standing together, beside all those that matter. It's standing together always, through whatever the years bring you.

These days, love is also cuddling warm little bodies with damp curls pressed against your cheek, it's helping put on dress-up costumes and pretend to dash powder onto little noses. It's laughing over toddler knock-knock jokes--and looking over into each other's eyes and thinking, "This is us. These are ours. This is family."

Love is building a life on much more than one day. It's building a life on every day.

Thank you, Lord, for all those you've put in my life. For my family, for my friends. For those who have emailed encouragement, who know how to read my heart in the lines that I write.

Thank you most of all for the man who bends over backwards to make my dreams come true--who not only believes in them with me, but who chases them down for me when my legs begin to fail.

David--you're my everything. Here's to way more than 9 years to come!


  1. Roseanna, that was such an amazing post! Congratulations to you and David both! You were a beautiful bride! The wedding looked like it was gorgeous too! May you have many more happy years together!

  2. Thanks, Holly! None of the pictures were digital, so I spent an hour scanning and uploading last night, but it was worth it. =) And I'm totally convinced that beach weddings are the only way to go . . . ;-)

  3. Congratulations and happy anniversary!

  4. Ah, shucks, you were (are) wuvely! And oooeee! David is handsome. Is that long hair I see on him? May you have many, many happy & wonderfully fulfilled years together, dear friend.

  5. Thanks, Carole. And isn't he?? Yes, long hair--he had a ponytail from the time I met him until about 2.5 years ago, when he decided it was getting annoying. Loved the long hair on him--of course, I love it short too. Heck, I just love him, LOL.

  6. You got married before your wedding pictures would have been digital? You're, like, SO old :)

    Awesome dress, by the way. And The Princess Bride is one of my all-time faves.

  7. LOL, Stephanie. Yes, so old. =) And while digitals were around, our photographer wanted to use her Nikon, which was not, and Walmart didn't have the CD option yet, no. Though my B&Ws didn't scan as well as I would have liked--I might have to redo them sometime.

    Thanks on the dress--it was exactly what I was looking for, and a bargain too! (Compared to other dresses, that is, LOL)


    Thanks for sharing your wedding day...your pictures are beautiful :)