twelve years

{June 22, 2010 we celebrate our 12-year-wedding anniversary}

Tim & I were in California on vacation with our family when our anniversary came around.  Tim thought we should leave the boys with his parents and celebrate with a night out in Cali.  I thought we should spend the time with our family and celebrate after we got home.  

I won....just like I always do.

Not just because I always get my way {which I usually do}, but because I'm married to this man. 

I won...18 years ago when I first noticed Tim across the room at a church dance (sad, but true!)

I won...16 years ago when I was finally able to start "dating" Tim.

I won...15 years ago when I felt the horrible pains of losing someone I truly loved.  The day Tim left to serve a full-time mission I felt like a piece of me was gone.  I didn't know if we'd end up together in the end, but I knew that I really had fallen in love with him!

I won...13 years ago when Tim returned home from his mission and we discovered we were both still madly in love with each other.

I won...12 years ago when we were sealed together for time and all eternity.

I won...and I'm still winning every single day since we got married.  12 years ago I would have never dreamed that I could love this man so deeply, so intensely and so indescribably much, but I do.  

I won...because I discovered true love and I keep discovering it every single day!


Anonymous said...

Funny...that must be your trick. I feel like I win everyday because you married a schmuck like me!!

Angie said...

So sweet! Happy Anniversary to two incredible people!

The Jones' said...

ok, as cheesy as I think you are sometimes... that was cute!! Good job you two

Reeses Pieces said...

Oh that's sweet. I love to read about couples where I've known both of them and seen and watched them date. Makes me feel like I know a little more about their love stories.

Phipps Family said...

Ahhhhh, how sweet. You guys are a great couple, Happy Anniversary!