Monday, July 02, 2007

Two Years

I'm hard to live with once in a while a lot of the time. But the man who has to do it makes it look easy. When I'm selfish and whiny, he's patient and gentle. When I'm a mess, he's strong and steady. When I am unlovable, he responds with grace.

His remodeling knowledge and ability blows most people away--they're amazed to see what we're doing with the house and to hear that he's doing all of it himself. He's got mad grilling skills. He gives fantastic backrubs. And have I ever mentioned that he's pretty hot? :)

More than what he can do, I love his heart. For the last six weeks or so, he's come home from long days at work and shouldered much more than his share of the load--cooking, grocery shopping, even scrubbing the bathtub. All of it without a single complaint, just an attitude of generous servanthood. And the fact that he has acted this way didn't surprise me; it was typical. It sure has blessed me, though. I don't ever want to take for granted this treasure God has given me.

Two years ago this afternoon we promised to spend the rest of our lives loving each other. By God's grace alone, we'll keep those promises--and starting in August, we'll watch that love overflow to a growing family. I can't wait to raise children with this incredible man--I hope they are a lot like their daddy.

Happy anniversary, Steve.

16 comments:

Michelle McCallum said...

Happy Anniversary!

jessica said...

Aww...Amy!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

Kelly said...

Two years ago today was a special day indeed. :) Happy anniversary!

shauna said...

Happy anniversary, y'all. It's just going to get better and better.

Kelly said...

Oh my word...that is such an ADORABLE picture! You are looking sooo good, Amy!

Amanda said...

congratulations!

Slartibartfast said...

Congratulations!

As a fellow "blessed" person, I can relate to this totally.

Y'all are such a beautiful family.

Klinde said...

Happy Anniversary!! I am celebrating first one today and posted about it as well.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Happy Anniversary! Just think, next year you'll be celebrating as a family of three.

dottie said...

Happy Anniversary!
Many blessings to you, Steve, and Baby K on many more wonderful years together.

PS--I was at IWU yesterday. It looks so great! There are so many more dorms, and the student center is ginormous! Crazy.

Michael said...

Happy Anniversary. And wishes for many more to come.

Lauren Parker said...

Happy Anniversary!!! And a baby on the way... So cool!
Great pic, btw!

Aeron said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!
and jeepers, you are huge...in a GREAT way...i'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hummel Family said...

Happy 2 year you guys! Amy, you look so cute being pregnant! We are getting anxious to see this baby!! I apologize for not leaving comments on a regular basis...but want you to know that I love coming here!

Love
JoEllen

The Chinlund Family said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary Ames and Steve! You are both indeed blessed, it's easy to see! If you're feeling half as good as you look Amy you must be doing well! I LOVE the picture! Keep them coming :)

Bethany said...

You look adorable!! Happy Anniversary.