Today marks our 34th anniversary of being a married couple. Thirty. Four. Years.
June 5, 1982
The year doesn’t end in a “0” or a “5”…it’s not a typical “landmark” year…but we are not promised tomorrow, so I will treat this as a landmark year. #everymomentisprecious
I told David earlier this week that I believe anniversaries should be celebrated with much more passion and celebration…and craziness…than a birthday. I mean, how much trouble is it to stay alive one more year…basically it’s just breathing, eating, drinking, and staying active. Anyone can do that. No big deal.
But to stay MARRIED another year? Now…that’s a much bigger victory!!! Staying married is a BATTLE…a daily battle…especially in today’s environment.
But this man…oh my, so much to say and so little time/space…
This man…has stood by me…for richer for poorer…in sickness and in health…til’ death us do part. MAN, has that been true!!
This man…puts up with my crazy moodiness and mood swings…on the daily. And by that I mean…On. The. Daily. !!!
This man…laughs at my ridiculous humor every single day. Even when no one else gets my jokes, he does.
This man…accepts my “creative/boho/hippie spirit” which means I keep everything…EV..RY..THING…and I mean every. single. thing. Just in case i may need it for some art project or something…some day…maybe…some day…prolly never, honestly.
This man…accepts that I’m a night owl…that my sleeping schedule is totes different than his. And he’s [semi] okay with that. #hawaiitime
This man…who’s primary love language is “NOT” gifts…and mine is…goes out of his way to find some kind of special gift on special occasions that will express his love for me…even though it is literally torture for him lol
This man…is my biggest cheerleader in whatever “new” passion I’ve discovered…even though my “passions” tend to change daily.
This man…stood by my side when I faced cancer and a critical lung disease that kept me in ICU with lung failure…literally fighting for my life…fighting for my next breath…and never once doubting the best and believing for the ultimate healing that only Christ can bring.
This man…who still tells me I’m “drop-dead gorgeous”…even when I wake up with bed-hair, no makeup, morning breath, and pimples on my face (yes…adult facial-crap issues)…and I clearly am NOT gorgeous, drop-dead or otherwise.
This man…who loves our one and only son with a passion that cannot even be described or quantified.
This man…who works so hard for our body of believers (Rock Springs Church)…goes above and beyond the “call of duty” for his church family… Every. Single. Stinkin’. Day.
This man…who believes that the local church is the ONLY ANSWER to the world’s problems and screwed-up-ness! And spends EVERY SINGLE DAY searching for ways to reach just one more for Jesus.
This man…who wants to make sure that, at the end of his life he has done ALL HE CAN to reach ALL HE CAN for Jesus.
THIS…is the man I fell in love with…literally 37 years ago. #loveatfirstsight
THIS…is the man I married.#ifyouonlyknew
THIS…is the man I will spend the REST OF MY DAYS searching for ways to show how much I love him, how proud I am of him, how adorable he is…and how I will support every decision he makes.
I love you, David Bradford Ramsey. Always have. Always will.
Happy Anniversary, my silly, crazy, fantastic man!
David Bradford Ramsey…….You. Are. My. World.
Happy Anniversary, my only forever-love! ❤