Monday, March 9, 2009

S e v e n

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Seven years ago today I married my best friend. It was a wonderful celebration and I'd like to do it all over again; maybe we will someday. (The only thing I would change would be the bridesmaid's dresses.) In the past 7 years we've lived in 6 different houses and have added 3 little children to mix. It has been a wild ride, one I'd take again if asked. I'm so grateful to be married to wonderful man of God, who loves me and our children deeply. Thank you, Justin, for being a wonderful, Godly husband to me! I love you with every ounce of my being.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
I Corinthians 13:4-8 & 13

46 comments:

andi said...

YIPPPEEE!!! What a joy it is to celebrate marriage! Congrats on 7! I hope you all have a wonderful date night planned!
May God continue to use your relationship to impact others for the Kingdom!

Becky said...

yall could not be any more precious. except for maybe now. i pray got will continue to bless you two in your marriage and in your faith. 7...what a truly delightful number. my fave.

erika said...

happy anniversary bird nerds.
i love you. and yes, i vote for re-doing those bridesmaid dresses if you had it do over ;)
i love yall!
xo
mommasis

Dianne said...

Happy Anniversary! You both are so cute. May God bless you with many more years together.

Laura said...

Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Happy Seventh Anniversary from another March bride! What a sweet picture of the two of you.
We just celebrated nine years on March 3rd - amazing how time flies, isn't it?

Kristen said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!!

Jennisa said...

CONGRATS!

What a nice post!

The Harris Family said...

Congratulations! :-)

Ashley said...

Oh, congratulations! What fun! Would love to hear the story sometime of how you guys met and married! Y'all enjoy your anniversary day!

alston said...

Happy Anniversary! [That's such a sweet picture]

Dona said...

Happy anniversary!!!! I cannot believe it has been 7 years! What a blessing you have been to me! We love you all!

Lindsey said...

happy anniversary you two! and congrats on the yard sale success! coming to dothan for a few days next week--maybe we could finally meet? i'll email you later in the week and let you know details.

Ivy said...

Happy Anniversay!! My husband and I celebrated our one year yesterday!

Tara McClendon said...

Happy Anniversary, Sticklers! I remember your wedding like it was yesterday...couldn't believe we were really old enough to have a friend who got married!! I couldn't think of a better pair, though, and what a difference seven years makes! Love y'all!!

J said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Congrats!!! And what a fabulous picture of you two! You were simply radiant! :)

Ashley said...

Happy Anniversary!! Today is my Birthday, so I will never forget about your Anniversary now! Congrats on a happy marriage :)

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! That's such a beautiful photo! Hope y'all have had a really special day!

akb228 said...

Happy Anniversary!! Here's to 7 more wonderful years.

xoxo,
Alison

Holly said...

Happy Anniversary! Y'all are truly adorable!

meredith said...

Precious! Congrats on 7 wonderful years! Justin is awesome and VERY lucky to have you as his wife! And you are lucky too to have such a great man!

~Meredith

Eleanor Oser said...

Congratulations!! I would love to see more pictures! This one is beautiful!

Meaghan said...

congratulations! look at your hubby's hair!

Martha said...

Awww! Happy Anniversary!

Debra said...

What a great photo- easy to see the love there. Congratulations and I hope you have something special planned for your big day.

Kellie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Ashley said...

happy, happy anniversary to you! SEVEN YEARS??? Really!? We thought those bridesmaids dresses were cute at the time! :) I guess that makes it seem like 7 years ago! Y'all sure are cute!

Elsa said...

Now you know you can't mention bridesmaid dresses without a pic. I'm dying to see them....I know others probally are as well.

Michele said...

Marriage milestones deserve celebrating!! Enjoy the day! By the way, doesn't everyone wish they could do a do-over on the bridesmaid dress deal? ;)

simply seleta said...

How wonderful! And what a pretty picture. Seven is God's number of completion. How fitting. Happy Happy!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Darby, I just popped over from Seleta's blog when I saw you are in AL (me too, B'ham!). And then I saw your humongous, gigantic yardsale & just about lost it. I'm a yardsale junkie & would definitely had been at your yardsale (but I see you are not in my town, wahhh!). Can't tell where you are exactly, but it's so nice to meet you. I hope you'll come over & visit me too. It's amazing at all the blogs that I haven't seen & you & I are in the same state. What a precious family you have.

Courtney said...

HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! You are one sweet family.

Kaysha Patel said...

Happy anniversary - that pic is so sweet! You were a beautiful bride and Justin has changed a lot in 7 years!
I would love to read a post about how you and Justin met.

LaurenFaythe said...

Congratulations! We're celebrating 15 soon. It seems to get better every year, doesn't it?

momof3girls said...

Congrats! on your wedding anniversary! Wedding Anniversary shoud be celebrated & honored! May God continue to bless you & yours!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Awww! Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a great day of celebration for the blessings of marriage! You married a great guy- and he married a great gal, too! A match made in heaven!
May God continue to bless your marriage!
And we're coming up on 8 and have had no 7 year itch in case you're wondering... :-)
Hugs!
Hillary

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary.

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary! Love reading about you and your sweet family. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Ranjbari said...

I just started going to a bible study that's led by Gaye Drew (today was my first day) and I was just reminded of your post about her - she is just as you described her! I love her already and know that God put me there for a reason! :) Happy Anniversary! Hope you have something fun planned without the kids!

Natalie McGough said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Katie said...

Congratulations Darby! I wish you posted a photo of the bridesmaid dresses...surely they can't be that bad :)

beki said...

Happy Anniversary!!

No.35style said...

happy anniversary!! pretty picture!

The Birds Nest said...

Happy Anniversary!! I would do it all again too!!! Isn't it the best feeling to wake up next to your best friend?

Lindsay Willman said...

here's to many more years!! congratulations to you and your beautiful family.

Tiffany said...

Congratulations. March 9th is my husbands birthday! We are also celebrating our 7th year anniversary this year and if I were to do it again, I would also change my bridesmaid dresses! : ) What a beautiful wedding picture...I see why your children are so beautiful! : )