Today is our 23rd anniversary! We've been so busy that we aren't really going to celebrate today. We are going to wait until next weekend when we're not so tired.
I will tell you a little bit about us....I met Steve when we were both in 6th grade. He went to my church and was in my Sunday School class. But once we got to high school, I really set my sights on him! He was so cute and so popular. He had tons of girlfriends, so I knew I would have to win him over.
He has a twin sister that I was really good friends with so I got to go over to his house and spend time with him there and we had some classes together, too. Plus we both got jobs scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins. Our whole sophomore year we just became the best of friends and always had so much fun together. He was so easy to talk to and friendly.
Here we are at Myrtle Beach...we were 17 I think here.
In April 1980, for my birthday, he gave me a dozen roses and the rest is history. We dated for five years. My high school years were really idyllic in that we had such a great group of friends and we were the couple that stayed together the whole time and everyone thought would get married (including me! I KNEW we would!)
This is from our senior prom.
After graduation, Steve went to NC State and I went to Baylor for two years in Texas! But when I transferred back to University of NC, we decided it was time to tie the knot!! We got married after our junior years of college, August 17, 1985.
Of course, our life together has been full of all the ups and downs life offers. But I am so thankful that God has given me a partner to make this journey with that is perfect for me. He is still my best friend and my encourager and he is such a great provider and father. God has been good to me!!
I was reading Sophia's blog today and she said exactly what I wanted to say...
She said, "...in my opinion, young love may be bliss but old love... well... old love...it's bliss improved every day, sweetened through time and years together! It just doesn't get any better!" EXACTLY!!
I LOVE YOU, STEVE!!