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June 27, 2009

10 Years!

Filed under: Just Because, engagement — Char @ 4:49 am

Seriously, ten years? I mean, I know time goes fast and all…but how really did ten years happen?!!

Andrew is my man.

Ten years ago he promised forever and has stuck by my side ever since! Manned a paint brush when I established that yes indeed, our house needed new paint on all the walls…’cause sunshine yellow would be perfect, you see. Listened when all I could think and breathe was getting a “real nice” camera. Stopped his life with me when I sobbed uncontrollably over the loss of my mother. Was right there when my world seemed to be turned inside out with the arrival of our first son. Patiently gave support or maybe it was forbearance as I put hours and hours into training for a half marathon, tried on six outfits in the Target dressing room, and knew… yes knew that a DQ milkshake was imperative for life to continue.
Ten years. I thought I fully understood what it meant to love then. But after ten years, it looks so different. It’s better.
And it is really quite simple. You see, I am good. I can prepare a grilled cheese sandwich, paint my toenails pink, and answer emails all at once. But all he really wants is me. My heart. Me smiling at him. Maybe laughing at his jokes, being ummmm… excited about the NBA scores, or hearing out his plans and aspirations.
Andrew is mine and I love him, ten year kind of love…. with all my heart.
So boys are going to Grandma’s for the weekend, and we are jumping on a borrowed bike and going…well, really don’t know where yet. We just know we are going and that’s all that really matters.

Have a super weekend!

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  1. Congratulations, and have a super time!!

    Comment by Janette — June 27, 2009 @ 5:33 am

  2. Sweet! Congrats … enjoy your weekend!

    Comment by Janet — June 27, 2009 @ 5:38 am

  3. Congrats Andrew & Charlene!! Hope the next 10 are even more wonderful!! :)
    I remember after we were first married, wondering how I could ever love Dan more….now I look back and laugh!! :) Have a fun weekend away!

    Comment by Twila — June 27, 2009 @ 5:54 am

  4. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your weekend away!

    Comment by Amanda Nolt — June 27, 2009 @ 8:26 am

  5. Wow 10 years!!!! Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a great time.

    Comment by Amelia — June 27, 2009 @ 9:55 am

  6. We must have gotten married on the same day! Congratulations and enjoy your weekend! :)

    Comment by Aimee Weaver — June 27, 2009 @ 10:47 am

  7. Congrats Char & Andrew!! You said it right… each year just gets better! I’m so looking forward to my next 10. Have a great anniversary.

    Comment by Larry — June 27, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

  8. Awesome Char !! Congrats !! have a super weekend !

    Comment by Kolleen Seibel — June 27, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

  9. Congrads Char & Andrew! Do not blink{{ the next 10 will go twice as fast! As we all know, a great marriage takes work. May the Lord bless yours, greatly!

    Comment by julia nolt — June 28, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

  10. Wow, happy anniversary!!!!! 10 years is great! Hope you have fun ….. where ever you go!

    Comment by Lori Lapp — June 28, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

  11. Char… i love this post! Not gonna lie… Im teary eyed! haha

    Comment by Crystal Good — July 1, 2009 @ 1:16 am

  12. you are truly so creative and talented. i am more amazed each time i look at your website. WOW!!

    Comment by elaine terranova — July 14, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

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