Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Anniversary My Love

I have been looking forward to writing this post so that I could share all about my most favorite person in the whole wide world - my husband.
When I was a little girl I began praying for the man I would marry someday. I don't remember where I learned to do this, but I did. All I ever wanted was to grow up, get married, and have babies. And somewhere along the line I also decided that I wanted to be married to a preacher. I now realize what an unusual desire that was for any female, let alone a young girl. Maybe it was because I read books like "Papa's Wife" and "A Man Called Peter", but I really believe that it was a calling that God was putting upon my life. Because now I believe that just as pastors are called to their vocation, pastor's wives are called too. Anyway, that was what I wanted more than anything. I even took to interviewing all the pastor's wives I knew. Those interviews should have scared me off the idea forever, but no, not me. I just tried to figure out how I could do things better. Remember, I was very young and idealistic!
The day came when I moved far away from home to go to college and taste the first flavors of freedom I had ever had. My home was very strict and I had not even been allowed to date until this time. I loved college and I made lots of friends and even though I was very homesick I knew I was where I belonged. It didn't take very long at all before I met a very charming, handsome, funny young man whom I was extremely interested in. And he was extremely interested in me. But there was a problem - he was an engineering major. A bit more time passed and I knew I had fallen hopelessly in love but I was so confused. I felt God had called me to be a PASTORS wife - not an ENGINEER'S wife. One day while sitting together in the library "studying" ;), the object of my affections asked me out of the blue what girls thought of being married to ministers. I nearly fell off my chair but I told him that I had always wanted to be a pastors wife. The relief on his face was so real as he shared with me that he had been wrestling with God for some time over being called into the ministry and God was going to win the battle! What a confirmation to my heart! He says to this day that it was at that moment that I proposed to him!
This weekend we celebrate 29 years together as husband and wife. And what a privilege it has been to be married to this man. He is kind, romantic, affectionate, generous and above all, he is a man of God. He has been the best daddy to our four daughters that there could ever be. He has taught them what kind of husband to look for and not to settle for anyone less. I know what a blessed woman I am and I love the idea of being married to this guy for the rest of my life. He is my world! I can spend hours and hours with him and never get bored. We always have something to talk about. We have learned to allow each other the freedom we need to do the things that interest us but we always come back together and complete each other.
Happy Anniversay honey! I love you and I can't wait to spend the future with you.


Lucydolls' ramblings said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I need a tissue! Thanks for sharing Robin. You and Chuck are so special to us. Happy Anniversary!!!!

Diane said...

What a sweet tribute to your man and the 29 years God has given you together. My hubby and I will celebrate our 29th anniversary in 7 months! Blessings and have a Great weekend! Diane

Bunny Trails said...

Congratulations, Robin! That is such a sweet story. What a tremendous blessing!

I'm also tagging you for a quick little meme at when you have a chance.

Have a very blessed anniversary & holiday weekend! :D

Mariah said...

What a wonderful post! Congratulations! I agree wholeheartedly...that a pastor's wife is a calling from God in it's own right. I sure am glad for that reference point in my own life at times, for sure! :-)


Becky said...

What a wonderful tribute to your love! That is a great post. And another great example of God's plans being accomplished in our lives. Happy Anniversary!

Sharon said...

29 years! Wow! You don't look old enough. Congrats!
I started praying for mu husband when I was in grad school-don't know where the idea came from either.
Funny, I did not want to marry the preacher--I wanted to be the preacher. Then I got old enough and found out in the Baptist church that was a no no.
Now I just teach.
Have a great anniversary.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

What a lovely post! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary.

Julie Fink said...

What a precious story! Thanks for sharing it!

Toni said...

Awww! You are such a wonderful wife!
29??? wow!

~Betty~ @ On the Journey to Victory said...

Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed reading your story.

I always wanted to be a pastor's wife too, but God had other plans for me. He taught me that is just as important to be involved in a local church and do the "job" of what I saw in my mind of a Pastor's wife. (Not that I would put those expectations on every pastor's wife).

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


blackpurl said...

congrats on the anniversary!!!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

What a great story! I love it!

Happy Anniversary!

Becky said...

Robin, you had the kindest words to me on my 100 post. Thank you so much. It was actually a fun one to write. When is yours?? Or did I miss it altogether?

By the way, I LOVE the new header. So very appropriate. And cute as can be!

Deborah said...

Congratulations. that was beautiful and all I can say is amen God is faithful in His ways. love always me

Mishel said...

What a beautiful tribute! Happy Annivesary to you both! : )

kittyhox said...

What an awesome story. God just amazes me. No matter what ups or downs you've had in your marriage (and it sounds like mostly "ups"), it must comfort you to KNOW that God meant you for each other.

Best "how I met my husband" story ever!


PS - Thanks for tagging me for the meme, I am excited to participate!