Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Seven years ago, Grant and I pledged our love and commitment to each other in front of friends and family in a lovely military chapel in Tennessee. (Trivia: Fort Campbell is considered Kentucky, although it straddles the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. Both our wedding and our son's birth occurred at Fort Campbell, KY on the Tennessee side. Ha!) We had known each other for only 6 months and had been engaged for 11 weeks. Ours was a whirlwind romance to be sure. We had no idea what was in store for us. We were anticipating Grant joining the FBI in a couple of years, or maybe staying in the Army and trying for a Europe tour.
September 11 changed our lives dramatically. Two deployments later, we decided the Army life was too stressful for us and our marriage and Grant got out. Corban was born just a month after he got home and our lives just got crazier and crazier, with job hunting and traveling the country for holidays and moving to Virginia where we knew no-one and trying to settle into civilian life.
But God's grace prevailed through our deepest struggles and here we are, seven years into our marriage, with three beautiful children, a gorgeous home we built, a close circle of wonderful Christian friends, and a deeper love for one another than we even thought possible on July 8, 2001.
Happy Anniversary, my Beloved. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us next!