Saturday, July 19, 2008

12 years!!




Tomorrow (July 20th) is our 12th Wedding Anniversary! I can't believe it has been 12 years!! There was SO MUCH that we didn't know when we first married (19 years old) and I feel like we 'grew up together'. You still have a lot to learn about life at 19 and we learned about it together! Needless to say, it hasn't been easy to get to where we're at today *smile* but I honestly wouldn't change a thing. I'm so blessed to have him by my side.

This weekend we had 6 of our nephews and nieces in our home. At one point I was at the mall with all 6 of them and though they were a hand full (ranging in age from 2-15), I was enjoying every minute of it. I called Alex and said, "this is what our Mothers felt like with us"! (we both come from families with 6 kids) I loved waking up in the morning and hearing them all talking and laughing in the living room, I loved giving my 2 year old niece her nightly bath, I loved having 6 kids sitting around the dining room table every night, I loved picking up candy wrappers that hit the floor instead of the trashcan...I could go on and on. Thank you to my sisters for letting us 'borrow' your kids for the weekend...we loved every minute of it.

I still pray on a daily basis that God will allow us to be parents. At one point this weekend, I went into the bathroom and just cried. Children truly are a blessing from God and I pray He will bless us with a family of our own someday. Happy Anniversary babe! I love you with all my heart.

Jill








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26 comments:

sara said...

Happy anniversary to you!!! We share the same exact anniversary - how cool is that?? (ours is today as well - the 20th) The picture of you two is gorgeous, it really captures a loving moment and is beautiful. I'm glad you had a good weekend - and I'm still praying that soon you will have your house full of children that you guys have wanted for so long. Jill - you have a heart of gold, and I hope that this time next year you are holding a little one in your arms. ((hugs))

BB and MTB said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! I hope your special day is filled with much happiness and joy. I truly hope that all your dreams and wishes come true.

gracechild said...

Happy anniversary Alex & Jill. May the Lord continue to perfect that which concerns you. Amen

Anonymous said...

Love you guys..your awesome faith will be rewarded :)-nat

Hope2morrow said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you get your dreams of having a family one day too! It sounds like you are wonderful with kids. I'm glad you were able to watch your nieces and nephews, and I am also glad you allowed yourself some time to grieve what you don't have YET! One day, my dear!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on 12 years! I wish you many more! Sounds like you are a terrific aunt! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristen said...

Congrats on 12 years!
I pray that you will have the joy of being a mom, you deserve it! Sounds like you would be a WONDERFUL mother. :)
Praying always!

Wishing 4 One said...

Yeah Happy 12th Anniversary. Our 12th was last month. Children are TRULY a gift from God girl, one day He will give us some, we have to believe that. In the meantime, we host family memebers kids, we have all the fun we can and enjoy every moment. We have to, and be thankful for what we do have. Sending you hugs and a happy anniversary dance too! xoxoxox

amy <>< said...

Happy Anniversary to you two!! My hubby and I got married young too... I was 20 and he was 22. It's been a blessing ever since (6 years is Aug)! Sounds like a FUN weekend with nieces and nephews-- I have given my older sister (who has a 7 mo old) a hard time telling her that our whole lives she's had to do things before me and I was able to come behind her, learn from HER mistakes, and do it perfectly. Ha ha! Same way with having kids, I guess. :) All in God's perfect timing-- he is SO GOOD. Praying!!!

Elaine said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you another 50++++ Still praying for you guys!

Alison said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow, 12 years. I am praying for you and the blessings God is going to burst forth on you!

Mel said...

Happy anniversary, honey! ;)
God will bless you guys with children. I don't know how or when, but I know he will.
hugs and love

Matt W said...

Happy Anniversary! I know the feeling of having to go into the bathroom to cry. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! If you even want to borrow kids, we can share!! LOL I am just kidding. I know that pain of longing for a houseful of kids all too well. I am praying for you and praying that you will have your own houseful of kids VERY SOON!! I miss you, Jill. I feel like I haven't seen you in forever!
I love you both,
Heather Lawson :)

Polly Gamwich said...

Belated Happy Anniversary!

Wow 12 years! That's amazing!

It's funny you are talking about six kids. Now that DH and I are having problems having baby # 1 ... we are praying for more kids than we can handle! (And we joke about a half dozen) ... wouldn't that be just like God?

Anyhow, your pic is beautiful. Happy Anniversary again,
Polly

andrea_jennine said...

Happy Anniversary!

(Sorry I'm late, but I'm just now taking a few minutes to catch up on all the blog posts I've been missing during our move. 100+ Aack!)

LibraryChick said...

Jill,
I have really enjoyed reading your blog. My husband and I are beginning a round of IVF and I think we go to the same clinic. If you have some time, I would love to be able to talk with you. My e-mail is librarychick05@gmail.com

Faith said...

Happy Anniversary! I have loved reading your blog -- thank you for sharing your journey.

Kristen said...

Hey~ I make Emma's bows. I love making bows and I actually sell them to friends who want them. I make Emma's bows to go with specific outfits, but I can make anything and anycolor. I have tons of ribbon. If you want to give your friend my email address, she can email me. kmcooper129 at hotmail dot com. Still praying for you...we need an update. :)
Have a blessed day!
oh yeah, I make the bands too if she wants one or two of those.

Anonymous said...

I love this post and the two of you! I am praying for that blessing for you both as well. And...Happy 12 years!!! God is good! luv ya, ab

I Believe in Miracles said...

I just found your blog through someone else's - Faith's - and wanted to wish you both a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! That picture is awesome.

I love your about me - that infertility has been a blessing. That is such a good way to think about it. I'm going to try and catch up on your story...

Best wishes to your big day!! Your last before you reach the teenage years. ;o)

The Baker's said...

Happy Anniversary, I just stopped by to say thank you for the sweet comment that you left as we are going through a loss. I pray that your dreams of big family come true very soon. As I understand your want and dreams.

Nikki said...

Hey Jill,
I have lost your email address and I was hoping you would send it to me at nikkiwallace2002 at yahoo.com. I have set my blog to private for a couple of reasons, but I wanted to list you as a reader and they ask for your email address. Hope you are enjoying your summer. I really love reading your blog.

Wishing 4 One said...

hey jill, thanks for all your great comments for our florenzo. he is so much better and getting back to his old self. how are you? i hope all is fine and really enjoy your comments always, you are waaay too sweet girl. xoxoxoxoxo

La La said...

What a beautiful picture! Happy (belated) anniversery!

Stephanie said...

I know this is really belated, but CONGRATS on 12 years!!! That is Amazing (and you picked a GREAT day to get married, it's my birthday) I know exactly what it is like getting married young to your h.s. sweetheart, I got married at 20. Congratulations!!!