Thursday, July 10, 2008

15 Years and Counting

For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.

~Bill Cosby

15 years ago today little Reese and little Tim thought they'd trot on down the isle and make their relationship legal, official and forever. People said "You're so young"; we had no idea that they were right. Some people said, "It will never last. Teenagers can't get married for a lifetime"; they had no idea that they were wrong. Fifteen years, four kids, two countries and a separation later... we still love each other and have begun to glimpse that promised deeper and more mature commitment that surpasses the twitterpated first flush of love. Praise God for marriage, and I thank him- and him only- that we are still together and looking forward to a bright future.

In loving you
I make myself
Transparent glass
Giving my heart
To your hands
My weakness
Protected by your strength

For loving me
I fashion you
Of strongest steel
That neither time
Nor heat
Nor cold can harm
An image of Christ
Your strength
Perfect in my weakness
(~by Reese, for Tim)

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  1. Congrats... but how young is young?!?

  2. Carol,

    I was 17, Tim was 19! I've nearly been married half my lifetime!


  3. Congratulations!
    That's a beautiful poem!

  4. Congrats guys! It's shocking looking back isn't it? It was hard back then, but you did it...we did it!

    I love you guys! Do something fun together!


  5. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful poem!

  6. happy anniversary to you I remember it like it was yesterday sincxe I almost caught my hair on fire hehehe love ya

  7. Happy Anniversary! I love your girls' blog...just stumbled in via Writer...Interrupted ring. I will add you to my blogroll!

  8. ahhh
    that's beautiful.
    happy anniversary!

  9. Reese,

    We were teenagers too (both 19), it's also 4 kids later, no separation except by military, and no extra countries, but marriage is always a work in progress (we just celebrated 23 years ~ I'm a lot older than you!). Congratulations and praise God that you've found that love that conquers all through Him.

    ~ Kayren