Tuesday, March 3, 2009

19 Years and Counting

Today is our 19th Anniversary. I have officially been married as long as I was single. I was 19 when I got married and I remember at the time thinking how grown up I was, how mature I was, how ready I was. WOW, what an experience.
I wouldn't trade these 19 years for anything in the world and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to another 19 years together with Dana. We are in the perfect place in our lives where we are still quite young, although I don't always feel it, and we can look forward to doing so much together when our children are grown and gone. Keelea is now 12 and Ashton 14 and although I don't want to rush these years with them, I do know how fast time flies. Just look at Ragan. She is already in college and on her way to beginning her independent adult life. In fact, remember her in prayer this week as she leaves today going to Las Vegas on a mission trip with her college department from Calvary Baptist in Ruston. I am so proud of that girl. I can not contain the joy that I feel when I think of her. I would be the last person to say these words, just a few short years ago, when we went through a serious rebellious era with her. But I thank God everyday that she heard Him speaking to her one time at youth camp and her relationship with the Father in Heaven changed her life.
I could go on and on about choices, and paths, and the consequences of our life decisions or the rewards of those life decisions.
Our God is So Good.
I thank Him everyday for the family that I was blessed to be a part of and I don't want to take for granted a single day I'm given to express that gratitude.
What are you thankful for today?
I am just so full of joy I can't contain it today and I wanted to share it with you today.
Lea Anne

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