18 years

Tomorrow is our 18th anniversary.  To celebrate, we went to Omaha for the night and as Travis said, “that was the best 24 hrs I’ve had in a really long time”.  We had a blast and are so glad we didn’t cancel our reservations.  After replacing our transmission last week, we didn’t think it would be wise to go to Omaha but instead realized we really needed the time away in spite of everything happening around us.  And we dressed up too which was fun, something we hardly ever do.  Thanks to some very sweet friends, we enjoyed a nice dinner at Biaggi’s and even went with my oldest and dearest friend and her husband.

One thing I have always loved about my husband is his ability to make me laugh, alway be silly and never take things too seriously.  Fo example, the Mother’s Day post picture – go back and look if you don’t know what I’m talking about. 

Later that night we went to Shadow Lake Mall and had some ice cream then sat next to the outdoor fireplace and waterfall.  It’s beautiful and we had a great time talking and enjoying the gorgeous weather.  It’s amazing how the older we’ve gotten the more we appreciate just simply sitting and talking and don’t need to constantly be doing something to enjoy our time together.

We came home for a few hours then headed to a Saltdog’s game to celebrate our sweet friends Andy and Amanda who are getting married on Friday.  It was hot and windy but thank God for the shade; we had a fun time and can’t wait for Friday.  This couple is an amazing example of waiting for God to bring the right person into your life no matter how many years it takes.  He has been faithful to answer their prayers and honor their convictions and desires. 

I love this man with all my heart and am so very thankful for the blessing he has been these past 18 years since we said “I do”.  We’ve had our up and downs, as everyone does, but overall it’s been an amazing ride.  We have both been blessed to find someone who accepts us as we are, loves to be together and whose heart still skips a beat when the other person walks in the room. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.

Looking back at the hardships God has placed in our lives and ahead to the calling God has given us to care for special needs adults and waiting for Him to say GO, I can’t imagine spending every day with anyone else but Travis.  And I know he would say the same about me.  Happy 18 years, my love!

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