Twenty years ago today my dad walked me down the aisle into Jan’s arms.
“I, Melinda, take you Jan…”
That was the moment I had dreamed about for years. Jan was the man I had hoped for, prayed for and waited for.
“To have and to hold from this day forward…”
We were young and in love – with our future together all figured out.
Now, 20 years later, I look back and smile.
“For better or worse…”
We’ve been through lay-offs, unemployment, moves, new jobs, illness, depression, droughts, floods, and a 10 year (and counting) house renovation.
We’ve survived 5 pregnancies, labors, and deliveries followed by 17 years of parenting.
We saw dreams come true, miracles happen, and God’s hand of blessing.
We’ve had less “richer” than “poorer“, but also less “sickness” than “health“.
We’ve laughed together, cried together, and sat quietly together when no words were necessary.
“To love, honor and to cherish from this day forward…”
His hand is the one I reach for, the shoulder I cry on, the smile I melt over.
He is my best friend.
“…until death do us part.”
14 thoughts on “20 Years Today!”
Happy Anny!!!!!!! What an inspiration you are to young wives like me!!! Thank you for posting about your special day and congrats!!!!!
Happy Anniversary to you!!
Happy Anniversary!!! 🙂 It sounds wonderful!
Happy Anniversary. Great post and great picture!
What a beautiful post. You look so young and full of love in the picture. Happy anniversary – here’s to many more years full of love and laughter.
Congratulations on the awesome wife you are and the awesome marriage you have! God is truly GOOD!!! :o)
Congrats on your milestone! 🙂
Happy 20th Anniversary!
Happy Anniversary–we celebrated 20 in May. I love your post…it’s wonderful.