He’s the Dec .. I’ll be the Ade

Once upon a time there was a young girl who was living on her own, working in a job that didn’t allow much of a social life. Thinking that she was never going to find Mr. Right, get married, or have kids.

And then one day, He walked in the door at work.

Their romance started with chat sessions on the computer and then evolved into actual dates. She never thought that she would be talking to him on the phone one day laughing and have the words “I love you” escape her lips. But they did and he said it back.

He introduced her to his 2 daughters and 8 months later proposed. (After 6 months of her sending him pictures of engagement rings she designed online. Just so he knew what she liked.) 🙂

wedding fire truckA little over a year later on this date 10 years ago, they were married.

It wasn’t a big affair, but it was a party and really who could ask for anything more?

We’ve been through a lot in the last 10 years. Creating a blended family is hard, tiresome, and did I mention hard? There was a time several years ago that if someone would have asked me “If I knew then what I knew now would I do it again?” I would have answered no. Those times were super tough. At moments I didn’t know if our marriage was going to survive.

But it did. And there is something to be said for that.

Looking back now, I couldn’t imagine my life any other way. I have two beautiful step-daughters. I’m amazed at the women they are becoming and blessed that I can say I was a part of it. I have two amazing kids that are truly a gift, who brighten my day and give me purpose.

But most of all, I have a fabulous husband. A husband that provides for his family well. A husband that supports me and what I do online even though sometimes he thinks it takes a bit too much of my time. 😉 A husband that is a rock in our family. And most of all a husband that has proved he will fight for his family no matter what.

That last one makes me tear up just thinking about it.

T.K. – You are truly my best friend. We have learned so much together in these past 10 years. We’ve grown as a couple, as individuals, and we’ve grown in God. I love you for pushing me when I can handle it and supporting me when I can’t. I love you for being the man in our marriage, but for always talking things over to get my opinion. I love you for making our family your priority and sacrificing things in your life because of it. I love you for going with the flow when I over schedule.

Most of all I love you for your willingness to love me for the past 10 years. We’ve made it Babe! I love you!

P.S. On our 20th think someplace warm. 😉


  1. Awww. What a wonderful story! happy anniversary!!!
    And 20 yrs better be someplace warm….I’d say think cruise….Am I right?

  2. Very sweet. Happy anniversary!

    We were supposed to go somewhere warm for our 10 year, but ended up with a baby girl instead. 😉 Now I am thinking 15, not going to wait until 20!

  3. So sweet!!

    (However, I think your hubs might have a point about your blog obsession, since I think you’re on Anniversary-Vacation right now!)

  4. Such a sweet post 🙂

  5. Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} says:

    What an awesome story!!!!!!!

  6. awwwww…happy anniversary!!

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