Sunday, June 26, 2011

Our Anniversary


Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. ~ Galatians 5:22-23

It is only by looking in the same direction as the cross, that Rob and I even have a chance at marriage!  It is by looking at that cross that the Lord fills our hearts with the fruit of the Spirit.  When we take our gaze off of Him, we look to ourselves or to each other and that is when we start to crumble! 
I will never pretend that marriage isn't a journey with its fair share of bumps and sometimes boulders, but I am thankful for Rob, who faithfully fixes his eyes on a cross and our Savior.

Today we have been married eighteen years! 

Marriage tip: Typically, it takes between 9-14 years for a married couple to switch from 'me' to 'we.'  Too often we give up before the shift takes place.  ~Mark Driscoll

Blessings to all of you!
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20 comments :

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautifully said and so very true. Happy Anniversary to you both. God bless you with many more wonderful years together. Blessings, Pamela

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Have a wonderful anniversary!

Simple Daisy said...

Happy Anniversary!!
I LOVE that quote! So very true:)

Jill said...

We celebrated our 14th anniversary yesterday. Happy Anniversary to you!

Comeca Jones said...

Congratulations!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Congrats! We are at 18.5 years!
-Trish

Craftberry Bush said...

Blessings Christie....may God reign in your home for an eternity....xo
Lucy

Miss G said...

Happy Anniversary! My birthday is tomorrow. It is a wonderful week for celebrations.

We have been married 2 1/2 years so far. This post is a wonderful little piece of encouragement as we stay the course in this thing called marriage.

Kelly

Amy Kinser said...

Happy Day to you and your husband. Just celebrated our 21st a couple of weeks ago. Our marriage has to have Christ at the center or it would not work. God bless your family.

It's me said...

Congratulations darling !!!..enjoy a lovely day.....love Ria....xxx...

Pattie said...

AH look how sweet you guys look... Happy Anniversary and many more.... have a great day.

Pattie

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Happy Anniversary! I couldn't agree more with the 9-14 years statistic. It took my husband and me YEARS to get past "me's" and still struggle with it sometimes! :) Keeping your eyes on the cross can and will make all the difference!

Sibylle said...

Happy happy anniversary!

jvw home said...

adore your blog...
your anniversary sentiment is precious..
happy anniversary!!

Jeanette
http://jvwhome.blogspot.com

1 Funky Woman said...

What a great picture! You two look so happy! Have a wonderful anniversary!

Megan

Deanne said...

Congratulations, hope you have had a lovely anniversary!

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Anniversary....what a beautiful photo!

janet said...

Happy Anniversary..
Janet

At The Picket Fence said...

Happy Anniversary (a day late!) sweet friend! I love that picture of you guys and all of the hope for the future written all over your faces. :-) And I LOVE that quote from Mark Driscoll...so, so true. What a legacy you are leaving your children of love and commitment and FAITH!
Blessings,
Vanessa

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Amen Sister!! Happy Anniversary.

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