6.15.2012

Thankful For :: 951 - 960

Twelve years ago, I was rushing around, mixing icing, thawing cakes, packing up my bedroom, and preparing to become a bride just six months after my 18th birthday. Twelve years ago, Peter was by my side, keeping me calm, doing what needed to be done, and making me laugh. Just like he still does.

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I know people thought my parents were crazy for letting me get married so young, for allowing me to cut my "college experience" short, for "giving" me to someone seven years my senior. They thought I must have baby-fever (they didn't know me), they assumed I would never finish college (three years later, B.S. degree in hand), they decided Peter was just another Moody who married local and would never make it overseas (4.5 years on three continents, eight countries). I know there were skeptics who doubted it would last, who thought we were nuts, and who just couldn't understand what this 25-year old guy saw in an 18-year old girl. But we knew. There was never any doubt.

For the last twelve years, we have gone through the better, and the worse, the sickness, and the health, the richer, and the poorer. In twelve years, we've never spent a night apart, we still enjoy being together, and no one can make me laugh harder, longer, or more often than Peter. As we've grown as individuals, we've grown together as a couple. There's no telling what the next twelve years will hold for us, but there's no one I'd rather face them with, than that big smiley guy. We're a perfect match.

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This week, I'm thankful for...

951. Twelve years of wedded bliss

952. Being married to a man who knows me better than I know myself

953. A husband who makes me feel beautiful, all the time

954. A God-centered marriage

955. All the fun and laughter, road trips, life overseas, the whole shebang

955. Ravi Zacharias's tape: I, Isaac, Take You, Rebecca

956. God's still, small voice

957. The gift of humor, for laughter, and for a husband who doesn't take himself seriously

958. The sense to wait on God and His timing

959. Getting married young and being saved from so much heartache

960. God's faithfulness in providing the perfect (for me) mate

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What are YOU thankful for?

18 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I will celebrate three years of marriage on Wednesday. It is amazing to think that if I had gotten married at 18, I would be celebrating twelve years as well. :) God's timing and choice for me were perfect though. I am so glad that he sent us both godly men.

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    1. Happy Anniversary to you guys, Christi! Indeed, everyone's story is different, and the point is not to rush to get married, it's to wait on the Lord to bring the right person into your life. May you all celebrate many more wonderful years together! Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! And while we didn't get married as young as 18, we were super young in the eyes of our social circle (21 & 22) so I know what you mean about the naysayers. :)

    I just love wedding pictures and yours are no exception.

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  3. Congrats on 12 years! I love this list. AND your wedding photos :)

    I think 159 was an interesting point. I married older than you (26!), but married the only guy that I'd ever dated :)

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    1. Thanks, Erika! I love that Daniel was the only guy you ever dated! Obviously, Peter was the only guy I ever dated, but I was also the only girl he ever dated, so that was fun. :-)

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  4. I love your story, Carrie--and those pictures are fantastic. Happy 12th anniversary to you, too!

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I agree, I think we did discover that when we first "met", but I had also forgotten.

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  5. So sweet! Happy Anniversary, friend. Here's to many, many more thankful years together.

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    1. Thanks, Molly! I had to remove Disqus in order for the Blogger Mobile comments to work. Grrrr... but at least I still have a way to respond directly (thanks to a Blogger change and a friend who told me how to do it).

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  6. Thanks sweetie! I feel the same way! Love you!

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    1. Aww...Looking forward to MANY more years of life with you!

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  7. Wow, I just realized that I've been reading your blog for a year, since last June I realized that I have the same anniversary, though Dave and I were married June 17, 1989! I remember reading your beautiful "Story of Us." :) Blessings on you and Peter!!

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    1. Wow! Thanks for reading for the last year, Sandy! I'm curious, how did you first find the blog? Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

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    2. I found your blog through a comment you left at Life as Mom. I'm pretty sure it was one of the Booking It posts. It may have been about The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (which I went on to read and love!). Really glad I clicked the link and discovered your blog. : )

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    3. That's great, Sandy! Thanks for sharing! And I'm so glad you liked the book, too! :-)

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  8. I love your story, and it still amazes me that you two have never spent a night apart. What a blessing!! Congratulations on another year! =)

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