It’s Been Four Years…

Posted: June 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

…since I threw on a gorgeous dress..

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…surrounded myself with loved ones…

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…walked down an aisle and committed myself to the most amazing man ever…

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..and ate cake.

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C’mon you knew I had to talk about cake! 😉

Four years ago today I said the following testament to the love of my life:

I feel so blessed to be standing here with you today, knowing that we have a lifetime of happiness together lying ahead. I have always had extremely high expectations and I never thought someone would meet them as perfectly as you do. I cannot even begin to describe all the wonderful things about you…

I went on to try to articulate the character of the man I chose to marry. I have to say, I think I can do a better job today. So, Peter – thank you…

For believing in me and standing by my side.

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You provide unbridled support to my dreams. You help me go after hopes that I could never even begin to imagine if not for you pushing me towards them. It means more to me than you can know.

Thank you for the dedication you show to our family and all the hard work you do, day in and day out. You are our rock.

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Thank you for the love you give our children, the way you interact with them, and the care you provide for them. They are truly blessed to have you as a father. And I’m truly blessed to have you as a partner in raising them.

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Thank you for sharing similar interests – a healthy lifestyle - and always opening yourself up to learning and growing together in new ventures – more vegetarian dining.

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Thank you for motivating me to love myself more, see my true worth, and grow deeper in my relationship with God.

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Thank you for always making me smile and always making me feel wanted and needed.

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Four years ago, I hopped into the back of a limo and drove into the start of my life coupled with another’s.

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Four years ago I started the best days of my life. Crazy to think that I only know the best have truly yet to come. Peter, I cannot wait to continue down the path God has laid before us. I love you. Happy anniversary!

  • What is a vital quality in someone you would choose as a partner in life? Mine is commitment/support!

 
100 Comments to “It’s Been Four Years…”
  1. Happy Anniversary, what as sweet post.
    Respect has been an important issue for me, after years of dating ‘boys” who didnt give any thought to my needs I finally found a man who cared as much about what I wanted as I do . Trust is also very important, if there is no trust there cant be love and without that there isnt much of anything left.

  2. Sarah R says:

    Congratulations! We celebrated four years yesterday! I think the trait that is one of the most important is communication.

  3. Happy anniversary! Beautiful post & pics.

  4. Becca says:

    Awwww, happy anniversary to you guys! Such a sweet post!

  5. Lisa says:

    Your dress is BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats!

    What is a vital quality in someone you would choose as a partner in life? Mine is sense of humor. I am way too serious for my own good and need someone to balance out my crazy and neurosis. 🙂

  6. Happy anniversary, Tina! The love you two share is absolutely beautiful!

    I think communication is something I value a lot in all my relationships, especially the one with my significant other.

  7. Happy Anniversary! This post made me tear up. Its just so clear how much you two love each other, and seeing that just proves to me that it really does exist. I just have to be patient. 🙂
    For me, the traits that are most important are sense of humor, and maturity. I need someone that I can trust, and count on.

  8. Anne Marie says:

    Happy Anniversary!! So happy for you 🙂

  9. krit says:

    Happy Anniversary! Wow yall move fast, only 4 years and already 2 kids!

    • Tina says:

      Haha! I know! When the baby bug hit, it hit hard. We had a “5 year plan”…as in no kids until after 5 years of marriage. The saying’s true – “Man plans and God laughs”. 😉

  10. Brittany says:

    You and Peter are so cute! And you are beautiful! Happy Anniversary, ma’am! xoxo

  11. jobo says:

    aww! that was a beautiful tribute. I loved every word of that. And you made a gorgeous bride!! Love the pictures! Thank you for sharing. I completely agree on the healthy lifestyle commitment too…I LOVE that M is committed to it and works out, and we work out together too. A couple that works out together, stays together. hehe 😉 Congrats again!!

  12. Danica says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    Your pictures are beautiful!

  13. Happy Anniversary, Tina and Peter! Bless you and your little ones!

  14. Amanda says:

    Happy anniversary! Your wedding dress and cake were gorgeous 😀

    Most important attribute for me is kindness.

  15. Megan says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Your wedding pictures are beautiful!

  16. Samantha says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! This was a beautiful post.

  17. Laura says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Here’s to many more wonderful years. 🙂

  18. Anna says:

    Happy anniversary! What a beautiful way to celebrate by remembering the past and looking towards the future that God has in store for your family.

  19. lindsay says:

    ahh we’ve been married 3 1/2 years. So close to yours. I love seeing such joy and love in these photos. BEAUTIFUL!

  20. Ela says:

    Whohoo! Congratulations! This is so beautiful. I wish you all the happiness and years and love.

    Love that you had an outdoor wedding–you both look so blissful.

    Yes, support and love-focus are crucial for me in a partnership.
    love
    Ela

  21. Congrats tina! you make a beautiful couple. I love that you portray how wonderful you and Peter are, but you also let us know that he, you, or you all together aren’t perfect all the time. You are human and beautiful.

    PS: loved talking to you today and actually hearing your voice! It felt so natural. oh, and M is a doll.

  22. Congratulations! Your wedding looks like it was amazing! Especially that cake 😉 Love your vows!

    And I agree- commitment is a must!

  23. Aw, so sweet! Happy anniversary! You looked as beautiful as ever on your wedding day! Congrats on 4 years of wedded bliss!

  24. Awww, you look stunning!!
    Happy anniversary:)

  25. laura says:

    Happy Anniversary! you two are such a cute couple 🙂

  26. Happy anniversary! And I think the quality about my husband that sealed the deal for me is his drive. He is such an intensely motivated person, that I can’t help but have it rub off on me!

  27. Helen says:

    Happy Anniversary!!

    Congratulations on four wonderful years, and best wishes for many more.

    The most imortant quality to me is honesty. Here is a little confession, I am a divorcee. This means that honesty is the most important quality to me followed closely by commitment.

  28. vivoir says:

    and you only got to wear such a beautiful dress once? it’s amazing!!!

  29. Bethany says:

    Such an adorable post to come back to after falling behind while abroad for three weeks! Congratulations to you two, and I hope you continue to celebrate June 3 for many, many years to come 🙂

    I’d have to say a deep, committed relationship with God is the most important quality I look for in someone else, with willingness to communicate as a close second.

  30. mm says:

    Happy Anniversary!! It’s our anniversary too! 🙂 And I definitely require Trust/Honesty.

  31. Kristi says:

    Happy anniversary! You were a beautiful bride!

  32. Awww what an adorable post! You family is so sweet 🙂 Congrats on 4-years!

  33. erica says:

    happy anniversary! congrats on four years! 🙂

    for me i look for honesty, support, go-getter, responsible and laughter. cause you have to have fun right?

  34. Happy anniversary! You two make an amazing and Godly couple!

  35. Coco says:

    Aw, this is so sweet! We are going on 23 years. The time flies!

  36. Mac says:

    Loyal and fun-loving! Happy anniversary, you two are a lovely couple 🙂

  37. paula says:

    Happy anniversary Tina!! Beautiful wedding pics too!

  38. happy anniversary~! love the post and the photos. so special!

  39. Mandy says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both 🙂 We love you guys and wish you many MANY MANY more years of happiness ahead!! 🙂

  40. Happy Anniversary, Tina!! So wonderful to see such a wonderful example of love! 🙂 Congrats on 4 years, lovely!

  41. Jae says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love this post so much, it just exudes the love and devotion you guys have for each other. Tina, you and your husband showcase such Christian compassion on your blog. It’s very admirable, and I look forward to reading more on your blog 🙂

  42. That was a beautiful post and you are a beautiful couple!!!

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