Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Five Years

Last weekend, hubby and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. I honestly can't believe it's been five years already since I donned a white dress, walked down the aisle and said my vows. I can also honestly say that it's been the most awesome decision I've ever made.

Looking back now, I can't imagine how different my life would have been if i hadn't gotten married in 2005. Sometimes I try to visualise myself in a different setting, maybe living in a different place, doing a different job and so on. No matter what, I still choose my life now any day. My life now makes complete sense because God arranged it that way. So I've got a lot of things to thank God for, everyday. Sometimes I'm short of words to express how grateful I am when I think about His blessings towards me.

Hey so I've been married for just over 1825 days! In practical terms, it probably means I've cooked over 2000 meals and done more than 1000 washing machine loads of laundry. In that time, we've moved house three times and changed cars four times. We've been on nine holidays together, watched more than 300 movies together, laughed over a million and one things together. We've both made career changes, wrestled with our faith sometimes, made mistakes, but come out stronger. We've enjoyed the good days and learned from the rough patches. We've dealt with each other's flaws and learnt to appreciate each other's strengths. It's been a journey of discovery about myself and about him. I'm wiser now, than I was five years ago, and that's a good thing!

To celebrate, we had a photoshoot - cos looking at our wedding album a few months ago I realised it was so out of date! Then I organised a surprise party for hubby (it was also his birthday) and he fell right into it! lol, he swore to retaliate though, which I don't really mind. It was fun planning the party, making calls and sending texts right under his nose and he didn't suspect a thing! I guess he trusts me! I'm grateful for our friends that came (one of them is a blogger) and kept it a secret from him.

In everything, I'm grateful to God and so looking forward to the next 5, 10, 15 and more years of happy marriage!

FG

27 comments:

  1. Aww such a sweet post, wishing you many more to come and kids too.lol

    Stay blessed always.

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  2. A really sweet post, wishing your family many more happy years to come.
    Have a beautiful week

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  3. Congrats on your anniversary and I also wish you many more years of love and blessings together.

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  4. Happy Anniversary! May every good thing in your marriage only grow better.

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  5. ooohhh... i'm 5th... on the 5th year anniversary post... that should count for somn yeah?... a peek at the photo shoot perhaps? :-)

    Congratulations to you and hubby!

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  6. Aww!! People like you make me believe in love!!! hehe..Congrats hun! here is to 5 more yrs!!!

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  7. Happy Anniversary, wishing you many more in Jesus Name

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  8. congrats on your anniversary...wishing u many more years to come.

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  9. Congratulations! Wishing you a 100 more years, many more meals cooked, laundry loads and of course uncountable smiles, laughter, beautiful memories and lots of love together!

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  10. Happy anniversary o!

    may God continue to bless your marriage

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  11. congrats babe, i so like dis post...5yrs and still a beautiiful marriage is worth all d thanks. congratulations.
    I like ur calculation of d no of meals cooked, no of laundry done...d life of a wife!
    I like d idea of a photo shoot, after 5yrs...dat's very fresh!

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  12. 5 years!!! Congrats oh. May God grant you both many more happy years of marriage. And thanks for sharing your experience with us (on your other blog).

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  13. Congratulations...been a while since i've been here!
    May 5 become 50 and more!!! God bless!

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  14. Congratulations. Wishing you many more years to come.

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  15. Awww....congratulations FG.

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  16. Congratulations! Your joy comes through in the post.

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  17. Congratulations on your anniversary...wishing you many more years of love, joy and wonderful blessings together.

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  18. Happy anniversary!!!! I can feel the genuine love and happiness from this end. A toast to soooo many more years of movies,holidays, cooking, surprise bashes etc etc etc in Jesus name (Amen)

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  19. CONGRATS darl...hmm, u guys are getting old in this bizness o...makes me feel like a kid...lol.

    You're joy exudes from your words, but I know there's more to come.

    Enjoy the many years that lie ahead

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  20. @ Everyone: Thank you so much for your kind comments, and amen to your prayers! I really appreciate it.

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  21. Congratulations on your anniversary, wishing you very many more years of marital bliss IJN. Marriage sure rocks doesn't it? May the blessings that accompany marriage be ever evident in your lives, amen.

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  22. 5 years is waoh! congrats to u and ur hubby...I pray many more joyous and fulfilling years for you two...

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  23. My darling, it was an awesome privilege to be there.. you know you guys are one of my fav couples to hang out with..Mr just makes me laugh so much, you guys are a perfect fit. I know you will have many more years, happy beautiful years and the Lord will be with you both every step of the way...

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  24. Congratulations dear. Here's to more joy, laughter, bliss, bonding and every good thing that God has in store for your family. May your husband and the generations that you will both raise rise to call you blessed! Amen!

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  25. Thanks people! Amen to your prayers, I really appreciate it.

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  26. Happy Anniversary!

    http://www.anigerianwoman.blogspot.com

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  27. congratulations! I love the genuineness of your post. May God continue to strengthen the bond you have and make you two laugh even more and continue to enjoy each other's company.

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