Tuesday, May 13, 2008


We turn eight years old today, Chris and I.

Eight years ago we were declared one flesh. The two shall become one. What God has joined together let no man tear asunder.

There is something in the declarations of God that brings my feet to journey. Just as He declares me holy, or declares me a citizen of heaven, or declares me free, His declaration is the start of a journey to holiness and citizenship and freedom. It is a fact being worked out in my life. It is a promise I can come to when I fail seeming to prove myself far less than holy, a citizen of Hell, or a slave to sin.

And so it is with God's declaration of one-ness between a man and a woman. It is at one time a statement of fact, a promise yet to see complete fulfillment, and the beginning of a journey. Praise be to God that He sees the fulfillment before the promise is made.

Chris and I journey together. I am so glad that he is my husband. That God chose Him to declare my one-ness with. With the excitement of knowing the fun we have had and the trepidation of knowing the sorrow over our years, I am looking forward with anticipation and joy to the next years on this journey.

Happy Anniversary

I love you.


  1. Congrats!! Great things to celebrate. God did great work in joining the two of you together. He looks upon you as one and says, "This is Good!" Thank you for living out a Godly example of marriage in a world that is so anti His perspective/purpose.

  2. Happy Anniversary!!
    I remember when you got married so many years ago, we were so young, weren't we - when you moved out to Indiana? We had our horses and our dreams, and now we have our children.
    Here's to another great year with your husband and your precious child!

  3. How is it that you are so well thought out and eloquent in your words? You have a wonderful way of expressing yourself!

    Congratulations on eight years of marriage! May the Lord bless you and Chris with many many many more! :)

  4. Deanne, you've heard me in real life. What is thought-out and eloquent here is from God. I put out the blather.

  5. Happy Anniversary. I cant believe its been 8 years. At least you made it past the 7 year itch!!!

  6. Congrats Chris and Sarah! I'm so sorry that you had to spend your anniversary apart. Kirk came to the soccer field last night and said "You'll never guess who came back for the funeral" Of course, I didn't have a clue...

    I'm so sorry that you weren't able to make it for the Amazing Race. That would've been a great surprise...although it may have delayed a lot of us because we would be talking!! My heart ached for all of you when I heard what had happened. It is so disappointing to not be able to do exciting plans when someone is sick. Just because you weren't able to make it for the race, doesn't mean that you can't surprise us at any time!!!

    Have a great day today - we miss all of you lots!