Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ten Years Ago. . .

I didn't sleep well. My head and heart felt as if they may burst. I was happily anticipating my wedding day. I was newly twenty and my groom a strapping young man at nineteen. We had been dating for over three years and had "saved" ourselves for our wedding night. Looking back, would I have done things differently? YES! I would have said no to the floral patterned bridesmaids dresses, I would have chosen to put a tea cup with roses on the top of my cake, not the plastic heart with fake rose buds that the baker choose. I would have put a limit on my three hour receiving line. I would have told Matt not to invite the whole student body at our private college to our wedding via e-mail. I would have hired someone to video and a more creative photographer to capture my day. But that's about all the regrets I have. I would have married Matt all over again. and again and again. Truly quality men are as rare as the endangered snow leopard.

Matt, We had no clue what we were getting ourselves into, did we? I am so fortunate to be clueless with you. I am fully happy with our lives. I thank you for being such a kind, patient man. It is a joy to raise children with you and a privilege to share your name. Here's to fifty more.

17 comments:

Angela said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
I remember your wedding like it was yesterday and the dresses were not so bad. :) They were comfortable! :)
Love you guys!

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary! The picture of the two of you is so sweet. Wouldn't it be fun to plan your wedding all over again? I've thought about that before ... maybe that's why the mother-of-the-bride has so much fun. We'll have to wait for our daughters :)

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember that day, and the church being PACKED.

God is good for letting us marry such great guys when we were so stinking YOUNG! :)

Meghan said...

10 Years! Congratulations! That picture of you guys is SO adorable!

Lindsay said...

Happy Anniversary!!
What a great tribute to your first 10... can't wait to see where you are in 20.
Happy Spring Rebecca!

momaof4 said...

Seriously!! 10 years? Oh, my. I swear that day was just last summer.
You both are great and I am so glad to have known you for the last 10+ years Becca.

AngieG said...

Happy Anniversary! I see many more wonderful years ahead for the two of you! Love the picture. Thanks for sharing the tiny regrets too - keeps it real BUT the MOST important non-negotiable, never regretable is Matt! Perfect man for the perfect woman! Love you both (and wish I was there that day!)

Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy the day with your husband. 10 years is the blink of an eye, isn't it?

kari & claire said...

Congratulations on 10 years...adorable photo. I love hearing you talk about your marriage. You are authentic without being sappy.

Alida said...

Happy Anniversary. Love the picture and your dress...you look like a princess!! Congratulations and here's to many many more happy years.

Sharon said...

Good comeback after "Blog Fraud!"

I remember trying to sooth my sunburned face, doing Gabby & Mariah's hair, encouraging my husband to do a great job, and trying to remember the words to a Babbi Mason song. Oh yeah, and I also remember how absolutely beautiful you were and how happy I was for you and Matt! The perect couple! : )

We love you guys so much!!

ChickideeLilly said...

You both have not aged one bit! That picture is beautiful. Thanks for sharing Have a wonderful day today. God has definitely blessed your family. = )

Shannon said...

You look so sweet. Congratulations! Now I want to see Angela in the floral dress.

Rachel & Family said...

Happy Anniversary. You two look so happy. I wish you many more happy decades together!!!

Jennyth said...

The dress...loved your dress. (remember how I tried to keep the news that you and Malia had picked the same one from each other?)

Remember the hours and hours of planning/talking/analyzing we did while we worked together? That was so fun, and a great day. And the words you said to me when I was greeting you in your 3 hour receiving line was "I'M DONE!" (with a huge exhausted smile of course)

Ten years is a great milestone, we had ours last year, and in a strange way it matured our marriage...don't know how, it just did. Congrats Becca!

Say hi to Roscoe for me :)

Joshua & Valerie said...

10 years? Wow! Josh and I will celebrate 5 this August. We were young, not quite as young (Josh was 21 1/2, I was 9 days away from 23).

Love the picture! Josh and I have a pic with the same pose (no bouquet).

Congrats to you and Matt!

Hosmerita said...

I hope that you had a fantastic anniversary! I love the pictures of you and your family. Take Care,
Kim Hosmer