5 Year Wedding Goldenversary

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Six years ago, our relationship started online. I explained to many that Tony was "fictional perfection," because no one could be that complementary to me. Except, the more I got to know him, the more our lives intertwined, the more our love deepened, we realized it wasn't really fictional.

Five years ago, I married my best friend and I have enjoyed every facet of our friendship and marriage in the days since. We've come a long ways from the young couple of 21 and 23 marrying in the warmth of August, as is obvious by the girl writing in the initial posts of this blog and our youth in the below anniversary pictures.
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We never could have speculated what has been thrown our way in the past 5 years, especially not the blessings. Because really, how does one imagine the larger than life complexity of their children prior to their arrival? Both Isaac and Ezra have shattered any preconceived notion that Tony or I held in regards to parenthood. Needless to say, we eagerly anticipate the yet to be experienced joys that are in store for our family.
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Tony, you hold my heart and continue yet to be my truest blessing. You love me on days I can't love myself and see beauty when I can't face the mirror. Thank you for leading our family in a Christlike way and for never shirking from being a hands on dad. Even more so, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your persistence. This all would not be and we would have never met, if it weren't for your doggedness. With you by my side, I lack for nothing.
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Related Links:
4 Year Anniversary Post
3 Year Anniversary Post
2 Year Anniversary Post
Highlight Video by Moments in Time

22 comments:

Amber said...

Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our 5th this year too! I love the photos of you two holding the kids and your wedding photo!!! May have to steal that idea one year! Have a great weekend!

DONNA BOGIE said...

Wow,I just watched your weeding video. It was beautiful! You can sure see the love and adoration for each other. You and Tony have definetly got something special.

Vee said...

Am I hormonal? Because I just almost started crying a little bit. Beautiful five year photos - and happy anniversary to your sweet family!

d.a.r. said...

This is so sweet!! Happy anniversary! Here's to a lifetime of love and adventures!

Andrea said...

Love it, Leah. Happy anniversary! And here's to many, many, many more wonderful years together :)

L.C.C. said...

How gorgeous. Happy Anniversary!!

Jeannie said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful, sweet post Leah! Here's to forever more blessed years :)

Erin said...

Happy Anniversary to you!!! You guys are so cute - and seriously, you look AMAZING! Just glowing!

Julia said...

Happy anni to the adorable couple. Here's to manyore!

Randi said...

Happy Anniversary!

Lucky Girl said...

Happy Anniversary!

Meredith said...

Happy Anniversary! Love that sweet family photo :)

anotherlifeloved said...

Happy Anniversary!

Tess Weber-Popejoy said...

Happy Anniversary! I've been following since you were preggo with Isaac and love reading about your family. Hope you have many more great years :)

Jeannie said...

I have to also say, watching your hightlight video never gets old. I get all teary eyed every time...beautiful!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Happy 5 years, you two!

Joi said...

Happy Anniversary, Leah and Tony!

Kate said...

Happy Anniversary :) I love reading posts where women love on their husbands!
May our Lord continue to bless you abundantly, sweet sister.

Kate

Kimberly Michelle said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!!

Bethany said...

So beautiful!!! I LOVE the past anniversary pictures. Very fun to see how far you've come!

Bree said...

A little late, but Happy Anniversary!

arsenalfamily said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pictures are so beautiful! Ezra totally fits in with you guys! Can't imagine your blog without him!

 

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