Friday, June 12, 2009

A Double-Header Blog

June 12, 2009

No, this is not a baseball reference, nor does it refer to that weird two-headed creature from Sesame Street.(How creepy are these guys, I ask you!? They always made me uncomfortable.)

It refers to the fact that today is a very special day. It must be special, seeing how I am UP at 6:00 a.m. That has more to do with the fact that Emma and I had a "sleepover" last night, meaning we painted nails, watched Paula Deen, and she slept in my bed with me. The child somehow vibrates in her sleep. (Note to self: Get her checked for restless leg syndrome. WHEW!)

No, today is special for two wonderful reasons.

Ten years ago today, I married my best friend.

A little backstory: Jason and I met right after I had graduated college in 1997. I decided to try out a nearby church, Dawson Baptist, in Homewood. My first visit to the Sunday school class ended with me being invited by this nice-looking guy in a gray suit to come eat Jambalaya at a Sunday school class party at his house that night. I remember thinking “WHO IS this guy?” Turns out, this guy was an answer to a prayer my Daddy had been praying. So, I married this nice guy in the suit two years later on June 12, 1999. He wore a different suit that day. God was all in this. He brought Jason into my life at precisely the right moment. He hasn't stopped blessing us yet!


Jason, I love you! Thank you for 10 of the best years of my life!

Also...


Six years ago today, our little family of three...

...became a family of four, with the addition of this little man:

On June 12, 2003, we welcomed Luke Andrew into our family.

Luke was born on my anniversary at 4:56 p.m. on a Thursday. He weighed in at a whopping NINE POUNDS AND ONE OUNCE! (Say it with me Mamas, "OUCH!" No joke.)

Luke, you are an incredible child. You changed my life even before you were born. You are a divine gift from God that I praise Him for every day. You are the smartest, funniest, happiest little boy I've ever known. I consider it an honor that you are my son. I am so proud of you and so happy to be your Mommy. Happy 6th Birthday, Little Man!Anniversaries aren't the same now as they were before 2003. We traded in romantic candlelight dinners for Chuck E. Cheese and birthday cake candles, but I wouldn't change a thing. Today is one of my most favorite days of the whole year.

(Not to mention, Jason is coming home from a Mission Trip today! Yea!!!!! We've missed you, Daddy!)

14 delightful comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Happy Anniversary!!! And Happy Birthday to your son!

Sorry I haven't been by in awhile! I was shocked when I came here to see I missed a couple of posts. I need to see if you disappeared from my list on Google Reader, because that's where I keep up with everyone!!

You look beautiful as a bride and how sweet a story the way you both met!!! Happy 10 years, hope you get to do something romantic!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Okay, I just checked and you're there on my list. I also sent a friend request to you on Facebook!! Enjoy your day!

Ann Marie said...

Happy anniversary and happy bday to Luke!
Found you thru the AL Bloggers! :)

Christen said...

Happy Anniversary & Happy Birthday to Luke!

Mama Hen said...

Happy Day to you! I hope you have a great weekend with your hubby.

Rose said...

Happy Anniversary! Ten years married to your best friend is such a blessing. May our Lord continue to pour out His blessings upon you and your husband~you make a lovely couple! God bless,Rose

Valerie said...

Ahh Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday Luke!!

It's funny my hubs and I forgot our 10th year anniversary until like two days later. lol We had been very busy and I had rememberd it was coming up but it came and went. lol

Jill said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your weekend with your hubby!

Rose said...

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you had a wonderful anniversary and your son had a fun filled birthday. Have a great weekend! God bless you, Rose

Billy Coffey said...

Happy Anniversary to you, and happy birthday to Luke.

May you all have many, many more!

JC said...

You have a wonderful blog. Congrats on being married to your best friends. Happy Birthday to your little man.

I just came over to thank you for leaving a comment on my Thankful Thursday post on the Prayerfully Yours blog. I so appreciate it when a person takes time to comment. JC

melodyofamom said...

How awesome to have so much blessing and happiness in your life! Your son is adorable. Happy 10th Anniversary!

Christen said...

We were at McWane on Saturday, so we just missed you!

Rachel said...

SWEET!!! Happy anniversary AND birthday!!! That is awesome!