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On This Day...5 Years Ago

19 October 2012

On Friday, October 19, 2007 our lives were forever changed...for the better. This is the day that two became one. The day that John and I were married. So many things have happened since that day, and yet, so many things would never have been possible without it. 

In the past 5 years, we...
- went on a fabulous honeymoon to Jamaica 
- built a house, that we did not move in to 
- put our house up for sale, but it did not sell (ergo my previous statement) 
- have done a TON of home renovations; moving the furnace/HVAC to the crawl space, adding a 2nd full bathroom to our house, expand our master bath, take down a huge wall dividing the kitchen/dining room from the living room, a complete 3rd bedroom overhaul in to a nursery, adding all kinds of molding, and so much painting
- were guardians to 2 girls from church for several months
- John left his job working in real estate law 
- John was jobless, so he got to go with me to camp in Panama City 
- John started work at Chick-fil-A 
- celebrated our first anniversary at a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN 
- had a fun trip to Temecula, CA where John was working for CFA 
- had a long and painful journey trying to have a baby 
- went through the pain and devastation of miscarriage 
- had a very fun trip to Boston with Katie & Jeremy - Go Sox!! 
- Kate left her job at the church and joined John at CFA 
- got pregnant!! 
- John did a LOT of grand openings all over the Southeast 
- had the MOST beautiful, precious gift ever - Karis Ansleigh Williamson - born August 26, 2011 
- joined the IM program with CFA
- packed ALL of our belongings up, put them in storage and put our house up for rent 
- got a renter for our house! 
- became nomads and are currently living in a hotel in Iowa! 

There have been SO many more things that have happened in our life, I'm just naming a few. It's fun to think back over what we have been through in our life together. John and I have been together for 7 years, and now married for 5. That number seems so small for all the life we have lived together. 

Since it is our anniversary, I thought we could take a moment and look back on that fabulous day in the mountains that I love (and miss!) so much. 

A page is turned by the wind to a boy in curly grin 

With a world to conquer at the age of ten 

But as history unfolds and the storybook is told 
He finds salvation but not at the hands of man
And the God of second chance 
Picked him up and He let him dance 

Through a world that is not kind 

And all this time, preparing him, the one 
To hold him up when he comes undone 
Beneath the storm, beneath the sun 
And now a man, here you stand 
Your day has come
A page is turned in this world to reveal a little girl 
With a heart that's bigger, as it is unfurled 
By the language in her soul, that's teaching her to grow 
With a careful cover of love that will not fail
And the God of second chance 
Picked her up and He let her dance 
Through a world that isn't kind 
And all this time, preparing her the one 
To hold her up when she comes undone 
Beneath the storm, beneath the sun 
And grown up tall, here you are 
Your day has come
Beneath the air of autumn, she took him by his hand 
And warm within the ardor, she took his heart instead 
And high upon the mountain, he asked her for her hand 
Just for her hand
A page is turned in this life, he's making her his wife 
And there is no secret to the source of this much life 

When the grace that falls like rain is washing them again 
Just a chance to somehow rise above this land
Where the God of second chance 

Will pick them up and he'll let them dance 

Through a world that is not kind 
And all this time, they're sharing with the one 
That holds them up when they come undone 
Beneath the storm, beneath the sun 
And once again, here you stand 
And once again, here you stand 
Your day has come
A Page is Turned - Bebo Norman

2 comments:

  1. I'm crying..... with a full heart - there is just something about that song. How I love remembering that day and so many days since then. We love you three so much. Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Beautiful! What creative pictures. :-)

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