Saturday, July 16, 2011

6 Years

12 years ago on a warm, Wednesday night, I shook your hand and looked into your blue eyes for the first time. That same summer you met Jesus and gave him your life.

The guys' senior prom, 2002

11 years ago we secretly hoped the other one felt the same. You worried I was out of your league, I worried you would think I was too immature.

Chillin' on the couch, 2004

10 years ago you took me to Taco Bell and, with sweaty palms, asked me to be your girlfriend. As I toyed with that straw wrapper, it was all I could do to not shout, “FINALLY!”

Mexican Restaurant (YUM!), 2007

9 years ago I almost called it quits in the Marsh parking lot. That was a bad night. I was overwhelmed. Fortunately, you were irresistible.

Geneva, Switzerland, 2008

7 years ago you asked if I’d go for a walk with you. Under the bell tower and in the rain, you knelt and asked me to be your wife. I was so surprised I asked if you were joking. Turned out, you weren’t.

Panama City Beach, 2009

6 years ago today, on another July Saturday, we donned our black and our white and committed ourselves to one another before God and hundreds of loved ones. You sweated profusely, I tried not to laugh.

Durham Cathedral, 2010

5 years and 364 days ago, I realized that I had no idea how funny you really were. And that was awesome. I also realized that we had forgotten to do the twisty arm drinking thing at our reception. That was less awesome but you didn’t care and I got over it.

Since then you have given me day after day of faithful patience, love, and grace. I wash your underwear and you do the dishes. I remind you to drink your tea before it gets cold and you push me up hills when I’m pregnant. I laugh when I realize that you still know me better than I know myself. You tell me I’m beautiful and I say I think you’re crazy. My heart sings a song I never knew before when I watch you love our boys. I have never met another soul I’d rather walk through life with.

Yesterday, while Ian was trying to focus.

Good days and bad days, it’s your socks that I want to find bunched up on the floor.

Happy Anniversary to us, Ian. Soli Deo gloria.


  1. That was beautiful. I love you guys. Happy Anniversary!

  2. What a sweet post, Corrie. Happy Anniversary to you guys!


  3. SO thankful that we went to that prom dinner together...I think Drew and Ian helped hold each other together that night :) love and miss you...

    ps. what was i thinking making my own prom dress??

  4. Okay, that post almost made me cry. So sweet. Happy Anniversary to one of my most favorite couples! We miss you guys!

  5. Aw, that is a lovely tribute! Happy Anniversary, Ian and Corrie! What a great life you've made together. And your post also reminded me that my husband told me my coffee was ready 5 minutes ago. He's the hot drink reminder in this house. :-)

  6. Thanks Melanie and Stevie!

    Shea - lol.. I think you're prom dress looks beautiful :) love and miss you right back!

    Kate - We miss you too! You are going to be my book lady whenever we get back to the States!

    Kristin - Thanks! Hope you enjoyed your coffee :)

  7. Happy anniversary! Tears of great joy and thankfulness are rolling down my face. This is such a sweet blog entry. Brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart. When you enter marriage this is just the love, faithfulness, promise our dear Lord expects. I love you both! Thanks for loving so purely and deeply!

  8. Well that was sweet! Happy 6th Anniversary!