Thursday, November 12, 2009

Celebrating 5 years with my wife.

I love marriage. Today I honor my wife and in thanks to God celebrate our five years of marriage and 10+ years of friendship.
Art that hangs in our room by friend/artist: David Nyquist (painted during our wedding celebration). Inspired by John 15. Our wedding word was: ABIDE.


Chicago Dec 2004

London March 2005

Italy May 2006

Hawaii November 2006

Isella is Born. March 2007

Portland April 2007

Las Vegas April 2008

Luisa is Born February 2009

San Francisco October 2009

Five years. Five amazing years with my wife!
I'm so grateful to have this friendship with Wendy Rose, the most significant relationship of my life!

Here are the vows I repeated to her this morning, the same ones I said 5 years ago!
I, Anthony James, take you Wendy Rose to be my wife!
I realize God has entrusted you to me as a gift. I commit before God, our family, and friends to love you by first devoting my heart to God, following Jesus Christ, and living in the Holy Spirit.
I love you, and know that I can only do this through God. Because of this, I vow to be your faithful husband to strengthen and forgive you through grace and to give you courage when you need it. I will be your biggest fan. I commit to praying for you and encouraging you to become the woman God created you to be so we can glorify him together (Psalm 34:3).

1 comment:

Can said...

i love this post...and even though I'm late, I hope you enjoyed your celebration. the vows are awesome :). I pray God guides Norm & I along this path toward a Christ-centered marriage and we're grateful to have you and Wendy as examples.