Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thursday Thirteen # 11

Thirteen Things about Our WEDDING Day!
Tomorrow Jeremy and I will celebrate five years of our covenant of marriage. I couldn't be more excited and looking forward to many more years of serving the Lord together. The second greatest gift I can give our child is a great marriage!
Enjoy the 13 Things about our Wedding Day!
1... We got married at FBA, on our home church at the time, in the sanctuary and had our reception downstairs in Faith Hall.
2... Jeremy did not want to see me before the wedding. Looking back, I think I might have decided to see each other, but I liked it that he was so determined about not seeing me.
3... We each had five bridesmaids and groomsmen as attendants. Three were family members and the rest are considered family when it comes to the two of us.
4... We signed a covenant of marriage and lit the unity candle. As we kneeled to pray, my friend Amy sang "Be Still and Know" by Steven Curtis Chapman. It's not your traditional wedding song, but it summed up all we wanted to exude in our marriage. I can't tell you the number of times God has called us just to Be Still.
5... While we were praying, I looked up to notice that Jeremy had blue tissue on his face from wiping it so much. It was cute. Also, the pastor leaned down towards the end of the song and asked Jeremy if he wanted to kiss his bride. Uh, yeah, uh-huh was the response, and the pastor kindly noted that it wasn't listed on the script. HA!
6... I never actually said I Do in our ceremony. The pastor skipped over a part and so Jeremy said I Will and I Do, and I never said either. It's okay, I have said I DO and I Will lots in the last 5 years.
7... The reception was great. We got to see just about everyone there. The cake...oh so good. The food was delicious and I was just happy as pie to be Jeremy's wife.
8... Jeremy and his fraternity brothers sang to me. They do this at everyone's wedding, and we had attended at least three that I know of and they sound fantastic. It is an honor to know some of those guys.
9... My bridesmaids did a great job at moving me around the room and not letting me get stuck in one place. My parents seemed to enjoy themselves and it was so great to see my family...even my great aunts and uncles. It was such a special day and it meant the world to me that they drove up here.
10... We walked out to a line of people blowing bubbles and it was the prettiest site ever! The pictures are so good! We left by limo and it started to rain as soon as we turned out of the church. Thank you Lord for waiting a few extra minutes!
11... We stayed at a hotel near the airport and flew out the next morning to New York City for 8 days! It was incredible! I love NEW YORK! We have some of the last pictures of the World Trade Center, since we got married in 2001. We hope to go back in a few years.
12... There is nothing like having a celebration of marriage and having friends and family to celebrate with you. We made a huge commitment before them and most importantly before the Lord. It was life changing.
13... There is NO ONE else I would rather spend serving the Lord with than Jeremy. He is a strong man who serves God from the deepest parts of himself. He is so not selfish. He puts our families' needs above his own. He is a man after God's own heart. He is a loving son, brother, husband and father. I love him great big bunches.

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KarenW said...

That is such a precious list of memories! Happy Anniversary!!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet. Thanks for sharing that. :)

Woman Wonders said...

What a sweet list! Happy Anniversary!

Thank you for stopping by my TT last week, sorry I am just now getting over here, been a hectic week.

Karen said...

congrats on your anniversary!!

Raggedy said...

That was beautiful!
What a wonderful memory..
Thanks for posting this..
Happy Anniversary!
Maybe a trip to NYC to celebrate?
My TT is up

Mama Duck said...

Beautiful, I love it!! Thanks for stopping by mine as well ;).

Knitting Maniac said...

Happy Anniversary! Wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing!

Mine is up, too.

swilder said...

Sweet, sweet list!

Courtney said...

What wonderful memories to cherish. Happy Anniversary!!! Thanks for visiting me today too :)

Nicole said...

That was a wonderful post. Thank you so much for sharing those memories with us. I hope my wedding day will be just as great. Happy TT!

Pass The Torch said...

Happy anniversary!!!

dawn said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Happy Anniversary!

my listis up

Southern Girl said...

Happy Anniversary tomorrow! What a beautiful list -- sounds like it was a wonderful wedding. So much of it reminded me of my sweet little brother's wedding almost four years ago. Thanks for sparking my memories. :)

My TT is up -- hope you can stop by.

Messy Sue said...

Happy Anniversary! It's so nice to make a list to reconfirm how you feel for your husband.

MysteriousLady said...

What nice memories!

Happy Thursday!

Carmen said...

happy anniversary tomororow!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Thanks for sharing your precious memories. :)

Faerylandmom said...

Sounds like it was beautiful! I was married 5 years ago as of March 30th as well.

I really enjoyed your 13! Thanks for visiting mine.

Wendy said...

Your wedding sounds like it was beautiful!!


Very nice memories of your wedding day.
My T13 is finally up. Go have a peek and make sure you're in a festive mood.

YellowRose said...

Happy Anniversary! Wishing many years of Love & Laughter.

Happy Thursday!

Stacy said...

What a wonderful Thursday Thirteen, I so enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing all of that with us! Sounds like a wonderful day, and I'm sure every day since has been a blessing to you both :)

Happy Anniversary!

Have a great day, my T13 is up also...

Laura said...

happy anniversary and thank you for visiting my 13.

AuntieM said...

Lovely memories to hold on forever. Print them out and put them in a memory book..could be a gift for your husband & children one day.
My TT is up, come visit.

Gail said...

How sweet, have a wonderful anniversary! And 8 days in New York, I would LOVE it!

armywife said...

what a great list! my soldier and i just finished a year. congratulations on 5!

my 13 are posted too at

Maryanne said...

Happy Anniversay from a first time visitor to your blog. My husband and I just celebrated our 15th anniversary on the 26th. I hope the next five years are happy and blessed. Great list.

kristarella said...

That's lovely.

Thinking about my wedding has really ticked me off lately because it completely ruined one of my friendships with a supposed-to-be bridesaid. I also think that my cousin didn't have a good time because her partner wasn't there and I blame myself.

Hope your marriage continues as well as it sounds. God does good things.

Janet ( said...

Your wedding day sounded fantastic! Glad it was everything you dreamed of :-)

Thanks for visiting!

Mama Kelly said...

what a sweet collection of wedding memories

Happy Anniversary

Mandy said...

I'm sad (still) that I missed it...but I KNOW the pics are good! *grin*
Happy Anniversary! :)
PS..August is almost here!