Wednesday, August 15, 2007

3 down only 97 more to go

It amazes me how God brings people together. Who would have thought that an Alabama boy and an Illinois girl, would find each other in Missouri, fall in love, get married, and end up in New York. Seth and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary yesterday. A few weeks into our marriage Seth informed me that it was his personal goal to be married to me for 100 years. We got married fairly young so he thought this was a very reachable goal. When he told me this he wanted to know if I was game. I was a little more hesitant than he was partly because I'm not as goal oriented as he is and partly because it had only been a few weeks and I wasn't to sure what I was getting myself into. Well, after being married to him for 3 years I've decided to do everything in my power to make it to that 100 year mark! I've seen him in good times and bad and I can tell you that I like what I've seen. He's a faithful friend, wonderful daddy, an amazing pastor, a great husband, and most of all a solid man of God. Spending 100 years by his side would make me a very happy women. Don't get me wrong we're not limiting ourselves to just 100 years. We are both willing to go beyond that but we figure you gotta set your sights somewhere. I've been so blessed spending these last 3 years with Seth, I can't wait to see what the next 97 years hold for us!

I found this quote after I posted this and had to add it. I couldn't agree more.

Getting married wasn't about settling down or having stability; it was about joining forces for an adventure neither of us could have alone. It was like standing at the edge of a cliff with rushing water beneath us. We were happy, terrified — and against all expectations, we jumped. But we were holding hands, and even if we were falling fast, we were together. Are together.

-Elissa Schappell


Dallise said...

I am sure glad my boy from Alabama found the most wonderful girl from Illinois. We are so proud you are in our family.

We love you.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Happy Anniversary! Our anniversary is always my favorite day of the year. I hope you guys had a wonderful day together, and that this year is the best you've had yet.