Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Mr. Wonderful and Michelle on April 30, 1994

Today, by God's amazing grace, Mr. Wonderful and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary!

I found myself checking the clock from time to time. At 10:30 this morning, I realized that it was at this time 16 years ago we saw each other for the first time in a little wedding chapel. This was not the actual wedding chapel where we were married, but a beautiful little chapel where we could see at each other for the first time on our wedding day and pray together before we became man and wife. I can still remember how my heart was pounding when he walked in the room! It was an amazing moment I'll not soon forget.

As are most weddings, it was a magical day. I walked down the aisle at 11:00 a.m. to a harp and violin playing Pachabel's Canon. A little while later, we joined hands and walked back down the aisle together as husband and wife to the Easter Song.

Where have 16 years gone? On one hand I feel like it's been a blink in time, but on the other hand, I feel like we've always known one another and have never been apart. If there has been one decision we made early on that we have kept all these years, it has been doing everything together. We have continued that tradition as a family. I truly believe that one ingredient, togetherness, along with our love and respect for one another and our deep abiding faith in the Lord Jesus, has kept us safe thus far.

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Surely he has more satisfaction in life, who labours hard to maintain those he loves, than the miser has in his toil. In all things union tends to success and safety, but above all, the union of Christians. They assist each other by encouragement, or friendly reproof. They warm each other's hearts while they converse together of the love of Christ, or join in singing his praises. Then let us improve our opportunities of Christian fellowship. In these things all is not vanity, though there will be some alloy as long as we are under the sun. Where two are closely joined in holy love and fellowship, Christ will by his Spirit come to them; then there is a threefold cord.

New International Version
Ecclesiastes 4:12

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

We spent our evening together at a little cafe for a quaint dinner and then enjoyed our first fire of the year on the patio. It was a perfect night, really. The skies were clear, the stars were sparkling, Mr. Big Dipper was right above our heads, there was hardly a breeze and it was a balmy 78 degrees.

We lead a rather boring life, Mr. Wonderful and me. And I like it that way. We find sitting side-by-side, watching the embers shift and sparks fly in the quiet of the evening, a perfect way to celebrate this very special day in our lives. Sometimes pondering accomplishes great things.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Wonderful!

aka Mrs. Thankful


  1. Happy Aniversary!! 16th...may you have many, many more! I am very blessed and proud!!

  2. Happy anniversary!!! :D