Monday, June 15, 2009

Our 20th Anniversary


Twenty years ago, today, Misha said "I do", then I said, "I do".   The smartest decision I have ever made!!

We met at Liberty U.   When I saw Misha for the first time I said, "I'm going to marry that woman", and I did.  I pursued Misha with a passion.  No, I wasn't a stalker.  I was persistent.  I remember when I saw her in her wedding dress, I was blown away by her beauty.  The fact that Misha married me is evidence of miracles.  Don't most youth pastors "marry up", above what we deserve?

We were both totally clueless when we got married.  I look back and chuckle at how clueless we really were.  Now we have aged and we aren't quite as clueless as we were in 1989.

The past twenty years haven't been perfect but they have been fantastic.  Misha is my best friend.  Misha helps keep me straight, a full time job.  Misha is an incredible mommy to our three children.  Misha is really smart (insert joke about marrying me here).  Misha has always been supportive.  Misha is beautiful, a hottie.  Misha is a godly woman and I'm incredibly blessed.

I would not trade the past twenty years for anything and I'm glad that we are growing old together and am thankful to God that our marriage has lasted.  I look forward to the next twenty years.  What is in store for us? 

We are ducking away for a couple of days.  Thanks to our family and friends for taking care of our children for us.  I'm not even taking my computer!  My cell phone will be off!  I won't twitter!  For the next few days my time is 100% for Misha.  See you in a few days!

7 comments:

marcia said...

Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy your 2nd (or 3rd...or 4th...??) honeymoon!

Jodi said...

Aw, that just makes me want to cry. Congratulations to a wonderful couple.

clayito&mima said...

congratulations! it's crazy to think that when i first met you, you two had been married about as long then as esma and i have now. may God continue to bless your marriage and your family!

Rebecca Meyers said...

CONGRATS! I hope you are both relaxing and enjoying your time together. You are truly wonderful people and I'm blessed to know you. Have fun! You haven't aged a bit in 20 years! Just grew more hair! :)

ZazFamily said...

congrats, but Misha hasn't aged. God's blessings to the next twenty years.

Rick Lawrenson said...

Obviously a blonde moment for Misha. We tried to warn her, even scare her off. But any woman who can wring the neck of a chicken, pluck it and cook it is tough.

Andy Lawrenson said...

My wife is tougher than boot leather

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