Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Forever and Ever Amen

With all of the baby talk, I want to be sure to take a moment today and thank the Lord for the gift he gave me 8 years ago today in my best friend and husband Howard. He truly is Heaven sent and I still sometimes have to pinch myself that I get to be with him forever!

Fun Facts About our Wedding:

* It was held at sunset at the Sunset Inn, overlooking Lake Erie

* It rained ALL day, cleared off for the ceremony and rained once we got inside for the reception

*One of our head table centerpieces caught fire and my uncle put it out with his hands!

* I had to be given a glass of wine by the photographer so I would "chill out", my OCD took over that day

* Our colors were lilac purple and daffodil yellow

* Our cake tasted JUST as delicious a year later when we got it out of the freezer!

* It was honestly the MOST fun day of my entire life thus far and we hope to do it again for our fiftieth!
* In lieu of smashing cake in each other's faces we smashed it in the faces of our maid of honor and best man...it was pretty funny!
* I dedicated my wedding bouquet to my Grandma White who raised me, it was a sweet moment. I love her so much!
* In just a few months (Howard's sister is moving to Texas) only ONE of the people in the wedding party will still reside in PA, though they ALL started out here. :-) We miss you all!
And I am ending this post with our wedding song. It says it all! We had SO much fun dancing to it!
Forever And Ever Amen
Randy Travis
You may think that I'm talking foolish
You've heard that I'm wild & I'm free
You may wonder how I can promise you now
This love that I feel for you always will be
You're not this time that I'm killing
I'm no longer one of those guys
As sure as I live this love that I give
Is gonna be yours until the day that I die --
oh baby
I'm gonna love you forever,
forever & ever amen
As long as old men sit & talk about the weather,
As long as old women sit & talk about old men
If you wonder how long I'll be faithful
I'll be happy to tell you again
I'm gonna love you forever & ever,
forever & ever amen!
They say that time takes its toll on a body
Makes the young girls brown hair turn grey,
But honey, I don't care, I'm not in love with your hair
And if it all fell out well I'd love you anyway
They say that time can play tricks on a memory
And make people forget things that they knew
But it's easy to see its happening to me
I've already forgotten every woman but you
Just listen to how this song ends
I'm gonna love you forever & ever, forever & ever
Forever & ever, forever & ever AMEN!


Lea said...

Sounds blissful! Our wedding colours were shades of purple and yellow also!

Laurie in Ca. said...

~~*Happy Anniversary Howard and Kristy*~~ The memories of that first day you shared are beautiful. I am so happy for you both as you continue this journey of love together. It truly is a God thing:)

Love and Hugs, Laurie
PS. I am so happy for you guys and my feet haven't stopped dancing yet!!

Lea said...

Sounds blissful! Our wedding colours were shades of purple and yellow

Just Me said...

Happy Anniversary!! On that day, you never could have imagined how real the good times and the bad or the sickness and health would be. With God in the center you have been able to endure and grow stronger and will live and love together forever and ever....Amen! How wonderful!


Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary! And might I add - CONGRATULATIONS on your sweet baby girl! So glad she entered this world safely. Can't wait to see pics! God bless!

bri said...

So precious! Blessings on your anniversary!

asplashofsunshine said...

I am so glad to see Randy Travis' name and song on the message. As soon as I saw the title that song came into my head. I thought I was going looney. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Only the finest people in this world were married in 2001... or perhaps I am bias. :) Have a fantastic day!

Can't wait for tomorrow!!!!

Devon said...

happy anniversary!!!

Mbeaty19 said...

Happy Anniversary to Howard and you. Thank you for sharing that great post. Your pictures were amazing. I think it is cool that you included those facts about your wedding. Very interesting. Hope you have a wonderful day together as you continue your amazing journey together.

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary! what a beautiful couple. Have a great day.Did you get the burning centerpiece on video? Sounds like a hoot.

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary! Praying for so many more with your beautiful fammily of 5.

Rebecca said...

Happy 8 years!! I hope you celebrate each other today, the blessing of marriage, and the beautiful family that you've built :>)

Megan said...

I just wanted to tell you that your blog has been inspiring to many. Thank you for being so real. Megan

Kenzie said...

Happy Anniversary you kids!! So excited that you have your special day and sweet Hope Amelia has hers too... WOW is God so intentional or what?? I hope you are enjoying this special day with your true love and your sweet kiddos around you. Not sure about you but I did get emotional the day after Faith Clare was born... so many things to remember, to be thankful for, to cry over... and to love!

I love you! PRAYING, praying praying!

Becky said...

Your wedding dress reminds me a lot of the one my eldest daughter wore!

Congratulations. Praying for you as you await your little chick.

Gram said...

happy anniversary! i think it is neat you highlighted your hubby first.........


Kelly said...

Happy, happy, happy anniversary!!!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Anonymous said...

forever & ever amen
I'm gonna love you forever & ever,
O nice words

katrynka said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love that song too!

Hilary said...

Happy 8th Anniversary!!!

Paula71 said...

I could not e-mail the link I have put it here for you

The Goewert Family said...

I had Forever and Ever Amen engraved in my husbands wedding band. That is our song too. Your daughter is beauitful and I will continue to pray.