Today Mark and I celebrate 10 years of marriage!
Sometimes it feels like our wedding was just yesterday and it also feels like we've always been together. We've been blessed with 10 good years of marriage. Things haven't always been perfect, but I feel like we have one of the happiest marriages of anyone I know.
Mark and I only dated a few months before we got engaged, but I was sure he was the one for me. I can't explain to someone how you know that a person is right for you, but I can say 10 years later that I'm confident that Mark is still the one for me. He is my best friend and the love of my life. I tell young people that the two most important decisions you will ever make in life are the decision to become a Christian and the next most important decision is choosing who you will marry. I'm thankful I've chosen wisely.
I love looking back at our wedding photos. I was a little hesitant to share them because they aren't the best quality and our wedding was humble compared to most that I've seen on other blogs. We had a very simple wedding, and we didn't have a fancy reception. The day was more about the marriage ceremony, our commitment to each other, and building a life together centered on the Lord. Despite the humble beginnings, we still think that was one of the best days of our lives. We were surrounded by loving family and good friends as we started a new journey together.
How fun to look back at those photos from our special day. I wouldn't change a thing.
Tonight we will celebrate by having a night out in Dallas. Will and Ben are spending the night with their cousin Maggie (Mark's brother and his wife are helping watch them, too). We are planning to go out to eat, see a movie (an indie film at the Angelika Theater), and stay in the city. We already had our big anniversary trip to Vegas. We thought 10 years was something special so we wanted one more night to celebrate this milestone. Now we start making memories for the next 10 years and hopefully many more in the years to come.
Back in May Lauren took some photos of our family and she got these of us.
So 10 years after the photos were taken above, here we are with a little more grey hair, a few more pounds and wrinkles but still happy as can be!