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Monday, August 20, 2012

twenty four

Today makes 24 years of being this man's bride.
You can read about our story here and here.

I love him more today than ever.

I love that I still fall for his shenanigans after all these years.
(he told to make sure I smiled when we took this pic. And I if you can tell)

I love loving what he loves.
(confession: I'm a Tiger fan cuz he's a Tiger fan..i can live without football but i love watching football with him.)

I love I never have to feel self conscience. 
Complete acceptance is one of the greatest gifts he's ever given me through the years.
He is my safe place.

He makes me feel beautiful whether I'm dolled up or not a dab of makeup in sight.
....Whether I'm a size 8 or a size 14.

I'm so thankful that at the age of 17 we said I do to a lifetime commitment....
(and yes. I'm pregnant)

And that in spite of our many mistakes,
God has chosen to use us for His glory.
We're not rich, we don't own much when it comes to worldly treasures, We've never traveled out of the country to exotic places together....
 But I could have never imagined my "happily ever after" being more splendid than this.

 This is my prayer for me and my man...

"Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God..  They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing "
Psalm 92: 13-14

Praying for many more years together bearing fruit and flourishing for His glory.

Stephanie :)


  1. Happy Anniversary!

    You have such a Beautiful Family

  2. Happy Anniversary! 24 years WooHoo!!

  3. Happy Anniversary!!! This post makes me smile - and want to love on my sweet husband : )
    Marriage Rocks!!!

  4. Happy Anniversary!!! You two bless and inspire more than you could ever know!!

  5. Happy Anniversary to the best example of a happy, healthy, Christ-centered marriage I have ever known! You are both an inspiration to so many. God has truly blessed you, and I am proud to be called a friend... even though we now live hundreds of miles apart. Thank you for sharing your love with all of us... via facebook, instagram & The Honey Pot! :)

  6. Happy Anny you two love birds!
    praise God for His faithfulness!!!

  7. I can't wait to go back and read those your story posts...omyword, married at 17, that's so incredible, WHAT a story God was building!!! So you and I can relate, because I got pregnant out of wedlock too, but I didn't marry madelynn's dad. What a beautiful thing you two committing like that--I applaud you and it's beautiful!!!

    Oh and I have to say, you look AMAZING with not a lick of make-up on, a lot younger if I had to say--you are beautiful either way, but that is just what I see,

    Happy Anniversary and blessings to you both!!! I hope you go out for a special dinner:)


  8. Happy Anniversary! You have a beautiful story! I love how real you transparent. I hope your day is filled with blessings. :]

  9. happy anniversary! y'all are the cutest couple! :)

  10. Happy, happy anniversary! I love your story. Love it.

    I think I told you this before, but we married at 19 and 17 - almost 32 years ago. And I love him more now than I did then.

  11. Happy Anniversary!!! I've said it before but I'll say it again...I love your story and how God has and IS using y'all!

  12. Such an amazing story! I learned some new things about y'all and I love YOU even more! Happy Anniversary!

  13. Hi Stephanie..that's beautiful. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Happy Anniversary!

  14. i have chills on every part of my body that can have chills.
    i love yalls story and i love to read (and see) the love between you.

    many, many congratulations. may the lord continue to bless all of you.

  15. I loved reading about your are a beautiful couple!! Many blessings to you both as you celebrate this special anniversary.


  16. Happy belated Anniversary! May your prayers be answered and you live to grow old and gray, but STILL flourishing each day!
    Much love!

  17. Beautiful post Steph! Love that you guys have such a great marriage and passed on a great legacy of love to your family :) xoxoxoxo

  18. I know this is late, but I wanted to wish you both a belated "Happy Anniversary!" I'm trying to catch up on my blogs due to lack of time since school started. :)
    Your love story is a beautiful one. You are such an inspiration to me...more than you will ever know. I met my hubby when I was 15 but we got married when I was 21.

  19. So beautiful, Happy Anniversary! So glad you are blessed in your marriage!


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