Saturday, January 24, 2009

Half My Life

Today is our 22nd wedding anniversary. I can say with gladness that I have been married to the same man for half my life. There aren't too many people out there who can say that--and be glad about it!
We've done a lot of ordinary things in our life together, and more than a few extraordinary things. I am grateful for a life partner who loves me, just as I am. We are a good team, Brian and me. We balance each other well, we share important passions, and yet we retain our individuality.
We have lived in five cities, owned four cars (not bad!), ridden multiple centuries on our bicycles, moved across the country (three daughters and greyhound in tow), and along the way discovered new hobbies (who knew BRIAN would be the chef and I would be an artist?) We have survived the passing of Brian's parents, the serious illness of one child, financial highs and lows, and we have bonded together because of the trials.
We have enjoyed vacations with and without our children. We can be joyful as children and serious as judges. We love cruises and Disney and making memories. We think dinner conversation should include laughter and that the best meals we have are the ones we share together as a family. We love God above all things and trust that He will always provide for our needs.
We are mightily blessed and we are thankful that God called us together to be Mr. and Mrs. Brian Loomis.


Lindsey said...

WOW!! So exciting!

{ jamie } said...

Congratulations! ♥