Sunday, May 17, 2009

Here's to Another Year of Bliss!


Dear Reader,

We're popping in quickly to wish you a happy Sabbath, and to wish a "Happy Anniversary" to Mister Graham.


This day marks the 13th anniversary of our marriage; it seems like yesterday, but also a lifetime ago that we committed our lives into the care of one another. We have suffered privations, pains, and sickness, as well as the sweetest forms of felicity, and have drawn closer together than we dreamed possible.


I am constantly amazed at what the Lord has done with two sinful, wayward children, through the grace of His Atonement! Each day of our lives has been blessed through His love and forgiveness, and as we in turn have loved and forgiven each other. I can truly say that my husband is my best friend, and I am so very blessed to be his wife and the mother of his children.


Praise be to God for giving us our children, both those whom we are raising, and those who are waiting for us in His Kingdom. What an incredible, soul-wrenching and beautiful thing it is, to be entrusted with an eternal soul, knowing that to you is given a greater power of influence than any other people in that child's life. Truly humbling.


May I continue to be worthy of this great blessing, as I strive each day to be the wife and mother the Lord wants me to be.

Happy anniversary, sweetheart.

Love,

Marqueta

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"But it is when the wedding ceremony is over, and the two are one, that the life begins which has so many possibilities of happiness, of growth, of nobleness of character, or heroism in living, of tender romance in loving. Angels hover about the marriage alter and hush their songs while hands are clasped and holy vows are plighted and then spread their sheltering wings over the happy pair as they start out together on the voyage of life. The greatest blessedness, the highest development of character, the noblest manhood and womanhood, the most perfect attainments in Christian life, are to be reached in the marriage relation, if it is made what God meant it to be. It will be the fault of those who wed, of one or of both, if marriage proves aught but a blessing, and if the happiness of either is wrecked in the voyage together."

~J. R. Miller, "Homemaking"

9 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary!I love the pics.Hope you have a great day!Blessings, Faye

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  2. Happy Anniversary ~May the Lord Bless you and your husband with many more ~Blessings

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  3. Mi querida amiga,

    Felicidades! 13 anos...me imagino que tu y tu esposo piensan...donde se ha ido el tiempo?

    Nuestro Dios los ha amoldado en su imagen, los ha cargado durante los tiempos dificiles y los ha llenado de amor y bendiciones todo este tiempo.

    Te deseo toda la felicidad que Dios tiene planeada. Que tus hijos crescan sanos, adorando al Senor.

    Bendiciones,

    lady m

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  4. Marqueta, Happy Anniversary! That's a lot of years together. May you enjoy many, many more years together blessed with health and happiness.

    Love,
    Lynn

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  5. Happy Anniversary. I enjoy reading your blog.

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  6. Happy Anniversary, I love to see happily married couples. Clarice

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  7. Happy Anniversary!!! May God continue to bless your covenant of marriage. May you live to see the fruit of your covenant in your great grandchildren. May you have many more blessed years together.

    God bless you!
    Love, heather

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  8. dear mama,
    i like the post!
    i like you and i like you!
    love,
    audrey

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  9. Happy belated anniversary. Your attitude is such a blessing and inspiration. It makes me look forward to growing up and having a family myself. Growing up, I have been finding, sure does take time - but, ironically enough, it involves becoming like a child all over again; in the best sense, of course. This is exemplified by you and your family very well.

    Sincerely,

    Daniel

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