Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Eight years....

For eight years I have been learning to be the help meet to an amazing man. Monday was our anniversary and we left the kids with the fam at the beach house and went off for the day, it was wonderful! We had so much fun! We had lunch, went fabric shopping, had dessert at Starbucks (where we fed little birds part of our blueberry scone), went shoe shopping, and then had dinner at a really good seafood restaurant....it was lovely.
I wanted to say something really pretty and profound about our life together but I just couldn't find those kinds of words. We still have so much fun together, I still get giddy when he calls and says he's on his way home, he still kisses me for no reason at all, I love the way he smells when he's been working hard all day, it's not fancy......but it's all I've ever wanted, and it's exactly what makes me happy.
It took me a couple of years in the beginning to learn how to be his wife, but even that was fun! I love being his help meet. I love that he provides for and takes care of me. He is the head of this house and I am so proud to be his wife.
I have had such a hard time the last couple of weeks. I have had a crying spell at least once a day, but he has been so sweet and understanding. He doesn't get frustrated at my inability to hide my feelings or get over this quickly. I love him... and I would be perfectly happy with eighty more years just like this.
(The fabric came from a little shop called Lacy's Quilt Studio. It was my first visit but I think I will be back next year! I even went back on our way home and bought more, I will show those later.)

15 comments:

thecherubscloset said...

Happy Anniversary!

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! I feel the exact same way about my hubby - I look forward to celebrating 60 years some day (we just had our 12th).

Oliver Rain said...

It's taking me a while to get through my backlog of updated blogs, so I'm late in wishing you happy anniversary. It sounds like you had a fabulous day. Take care, sweet girl.

tara said...

What a lovely testimony of your love and marriage. Congratulations to you both.

Nell said...

Samantha, you are an amazing young woman! Your note made me tear up, it is so sweet! Your Ben is a lucky man.
My husband and I will celebrate 8 years in December, but this is the second marriage for both of us, each having lost our first spouse. We've been happy together.
So Happy Anniversary to you and Ben.

Jaime said...

Happy Anniversary, and may God continue to bless your marriage for many more years. You guys sound like a cool couple, I love the way you blog as if we are all close church friends. Thanks!

Joy said...

Happy anniversary dearie! James and I are right behind you at 7 years. Glad you had so much fun, too!

heartathome said...

Happy, happy anniversary! Praising the Lord for blessing you with such sweet love....

est said...

happy belated anniversary!! those fabric are gorgeous!! :)

Kellie Staton said...

Aren't the ladies at Lacy's so nice? I have only been once too but they were so sweet. They even asked if I lived close by because I could have a job if I lived there. What a compliment and what a dream job. If only...

Megh said...

That is the sweetest thing I've ever heard! You are such an inspiration on so many levels. Congrats!

SHEILA said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY- a few days late.
Glad you got to spend some alone time. Isn't it wonderful to be happily married? What a gift from God!

Anonymous said...

sorry,...
just gotta say it...
help MATE, not meet.
i found it 3 times in the last
month. thought you might like to know.

Marilyn said...

Anonymous,

You were correcting Samantha by saying that it was Help Mate and not help meet. Well you can say it any way you want to.

Anonymous said...

Help meet is a biblical term and I believe that is the way she intended it.
Amanda