Saturday, February 23, 2013

12 Years and Counting....

Twelve years ago today I walked down a aisle in a cute little chapel in Nashville. With one tear of joy, I said I do and I became Mrs. Allen.

I still joke with Chaz all the time about being in breach of contract. Sure there's in sickness and in health, til death do us part but there's no IED clause. I did go back and double check. (For those who don't know me, I am totally kidding here).

When we were cleaning out the garage a few weeks ago, we found a picture of us from 1999. We laughed about the kids in that picture. Back then Chaz had just been promoted to PFC and I was in my Junior year of college. To think what we have been through in just 12 years just blows my mind. I would not change one thing. There are still some days I cannot believe how blessed we are.

Today we have to do the normal parenting things. One of us is taking one kid to a birthday party. The other one is taking the other kid to softball tryouts. Tonight we are giving the kids to grannie and going out to the Grand Ole Opry to see a friend of ours perform there. There's nothing better than being home to celebrate this day. And there's nothing better than being with great people to celebrate our day together!!

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  1. So glad you were able to celebrate your anniversary in such a special way!
    Still here! Still praying!
    Psalms 36:5-7 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
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  2. Know that I'm always here praying!
    Psalms 17:6-7 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
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  3. What amazing words of comfort. Praying!
    Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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  4. Still praying in Seattle!
    Psalms 116:1-5 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
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  5. Praying hard!
    Psalms 59:16-17 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
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  6. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!
    Revelation 7:16-17 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
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  7. Our only true hope is in the Lord!
    Romans 15:4, 13 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (13) Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
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