23 years and counting...

A wedding
a honeymoon,
an apartment,
our first house,
a new job,
a positive pregnancy test
(and that was just year 1)
anniversaries (never, ever forgotten),
vacations with throwing up kids,
vacations with whiny kids,
homemade beef jerky,
a sad phone call,
the funeral of a dad lost too soon,
a couple of new houses,
a hard earned Master's degree,
a beloved dog who died,
more positive pregnancy tests,
two babies in heaven,
desperate prayers,
answered prayers,
steamy date nights,
5 slick newborns fresh from God,
a crazy amazing little girl from Guatemala,
first days of school,
high school graduations,
first dates,
prom finery,
tears when the first one went away to college.

23 years of mostly joy, some sorrow, a few struggles, lots of hard work, and love.


  1. That was beautiful, Tina!! Congratulations to both of you! I love the wedding pic. What a wonderful road of life. Big hugs, Heather

  2. Tina, I enjoy your writing so much! What a wonderful life you have had! Congratulations on 23 years!

  3. Beautiful, I love the way you always sum everything up into meaningful little nuggets.

  4. I love what you wrote here about your marriage... tina. Beautiful.

    May you be blessed with many more wonderful years to come my friend,



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