Monday, September 6, 2010

I, Charee, take you, Kerry.....

“Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave.”
 ~ Winnie the Pooh

Once upon a time, two friends fell in love. Not quickly - and not "at first sight", but slowly over time. In fact, the boy didn't even like the girl when he first met her! ("How is that POSSIBLE?" you say. I know. I KNOW!) And now....13 years and 3 children later....those two friends are still in love.

My husband Kerry is the best husband in the world. Without him, I would perish.

He was my best friend and roommate for 3 1/2 years before we ever dated. And he was a great roommate too! We had so much fun throwing parties, going to clubs, hanging out with other friends. He put up with all the frogs I kissed along the way, and never once tried to change who I was.  (I'm sorry to any of you frogs who might be reading this. You were perfectly nice frogs..just not destined to be my prince.) He fell in love with me right where I was. And I fell in love with him.

The night before I went on my Walk to Emmaus, he kissed me. And for 72 hours, we were unable to communicate. I spent the weekend getting closer to God. Kerry spent the weekend informing everyone we knew that he and I were dating. haha!  From that moment on, we've never looked back. We knew our future was sealed.

September 6, 1997, before 300+ friends and family, we pledged our love and devotion to each other. I'd do it again right now. It was the best decision of my life, and I am thankful every day that God gave me such a wonderful person with whom to share my life.

Kerry knows me better than any other person on the planet - and loves me anyway. He can probably predict my next move. Every morning, he fixes me a cup of coffee and brings it to me. (Yes. I know.) He fills my car with gas, takes out the trash, and goes to the store (over and over) when I've forgotten something. He is beyond patient with me when I am cranky, and he loves me unconditionally. I am spoiled beyond anything I deserve.

No matter what happens, we know we have each other. It hasn't always been perfect - or easy, but at the end of the day we have done it together. God has blessed us with 3 beautiful children, an opportunity to own our business, good friends to share our time, and complete understanding and trust in each other. What more could we possibly ask?!

So....all of this to say.....

Happy Anniversary to my precious husband Kerry. The love of my life. Thank you for letting me putting my cold toes under your warm legs every single night. ;)

(PS. I'll refrain from posting wedding pics..since they aren't scanned...haha)


Kerry said...

And what a day that was, huh! lol It turned out to be the best day of my life and I'd do it over a hundred times. Thanks for everything, Charee. God certainly knew what He was doing!

Brigitte van Pelt said...

Ahhhhh, how sweet!! Love your love story. :-)

Dawn said...

Loved this post! Happy Anniversary! =)

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