Friday, October 31, 2008

Five Years

Tomorrow - Scott and I will celebrate five years of marriage.
I can't imagine anyone in the world I'd rather share my life with. We didn't plan to be married 5 years before starting our family but I'm kind of glad God gave us this time to be alone together. We have travelled a lot (Hawaii 3 times, a cruise, Gulf Shores, Las Vegas, Los Angeles), we've changed jobs, moved houses, gone to countless Razorback games, made a lot of wonderful couple friends, become active in our church, spent time with family and both lost grandparents, laughed and cried together. I treasure all the time we have spent as a couple and now I'm so excited we are about to become a FAMILY of three!
I love Scott more today than I did that day I walked down the aisle in my wedding dress. I imagine I'm going to love him even more when I see him holding our daughter and how much he is going to love her. I also know that in 30 years - I will look at him and love him even more than I do now. I told Scott the other day (and I'm pretty sure I was crying) that all the dreams I had for myself to be married and be a mother in my 20's - all the things I prayed sooooo hard for - are now coming true and I can't imagine being any happier than I am right now.
IT HAS ALL BEEN SO WORTH THE WAIT!
God has been SO GOOD to me!
"I have found the one whom my soul loves" Song of Solomon 3:4

67 comments:

The Allens said...

That is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

Amanda said...

Happy Anniversary! I think this is going to be the best year for you yet!!! :-)

Pastor's Page said...

One of the happiest days of my life was the day I not only gave you to Scott to be his wife, but also having the privilege of pronouncing you husband and wife. From the first day I met Scott I knew he would make you a wonderful husband. There is no greater joy a father can have than to see his children find the special person the Lord intends them to spend their life with. Of course my greatest joy will come in January when I get to hold my precious grandaughter in my arms. What incredible joy it will be to look at the fruit of yours and Scott's love and say, "Harper, Jesus loves you."
Grandad

Megan L Hutchings said...

This is so sweet ;)! I agree with Amanda...I think this will be the best year yet!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Rathi said...

What a sweet post and Happy Anniversary tomorrow!!! Have a great weekend!

Caroline said...

i am crying again....2 times today while reading your blog.What your dad said is so precious to me. I love that you have such a wonderful dad! Congrats on 5 years... TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!

Sherri's Southern Style said...

I have never met you, but feel like I have known you forever. I've been reading your blog for awhile now, and I'm pretty sure we live in the same town! I'm fighting the lump in my throat after reading your Daddy's sweet comment! Daddys are the best, and sweet little Harper is so Blessed to have so much love waiting to welcome her into this world.
I hope you and Scott have a wonderfully Happy Anniversary tomorrow!

The Garners said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!! This is such a sweet post. Love you guys and wish you many many many more years of happiness!

Mandi said...

Happy Anniversary!!! It sounds like God has provided for ALL of your hopes and dreams...He is so good!

Meredith said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Jenna said...

Oh this made me tear up big time!

Sweet does not begin to cover it, and I am so excited for ya'll - on five years, on what a Godly couple you are together, and on the wonderful blessing of that sweet Harper Babe.

Such an amazing testimony to how God brings people together for His purpose and so He will be honored through the blessings He gives. I love it!

Happy Anniversary! (and I love all the pictures, too!)

Kara said...

The photo collage is so neat! What a blessing you two are for eachother and will be for Harper! Happy 5th Anniversary Kelly & Scott!

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Jen said...

Congratulations on 5 years of marriage!!

I have been secretly reading your blog for a couple of months now and just adore you!! :) I love following your pregnancy and today went back to read about the times you were trying to conceive. What an awesome story! It just took faith in God and His timing. My husband and I have a 4 yr old little boy named Andon. He'll be 5 next Tuesday. We have been trying to get pregnant since he was 2 and have been unsuccessful. We tried medicine and had IUI done twice. But really decided to stop all of that. The Dr. just told us to go home and relax. So, i'm doing pretty good at that. I definately have my sad days though.
Anyways, I just wanted to say "hey".. Wish I lived closer so we could get together! :)

boomama said...

Happy Anniversary, you two!

Staci said...

What a sweet tribute to Scott! Happy Anniversary :)

Cabana Maam said...

Oh, that is so sweet! Happy anniversary!

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary, Kelly! We were married 5 years before Connor was born and I am SO thankful for that time God gave us. His timing is always perfect.
Hope you have a great time celebrating tomorrow! So many fun times ahead!
And I cried at what your Dad wrote, too. You have a precious family....such a reflection of the love of Christ for all of us.
Happy Halloween!

N.M.B. said...

Happy Anniversary!

Nichele Lynn said...

Your sweet Dad!! What a nice comment. Congrats on 5 years!

Well I Do Declare said...

Congrats!!! Thank you for that sweet story. If you had asked me 4 years ago, I thought I would be married now with a child, but sometimes things don't work out the way we hope. Your story gives me comfort that God has a plan for me, one that is better than my own.

julie & joe said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversay! When I look back on all the things I thought I would do in my 20's that I didn't do until my 30's I am really glad....I think I appreciate them much more now than I would have then and I wouldn't change them for the world.

Jacquie said...

Oh, Kelly, you made me cry! Words just can't express how happy I'm for you both. It's even sweeter that you so often give God the glory for His blessings. You're a beautiful couple... and will be an even more beautiful FAMILY!

Happy Anniversary.

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful written piece declaring your love. A true blessing~

BTW, that is a really neat collage of photos. Do you use a special program?

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Kelly, Awww....ya'll are just the cutest & soon to be 3! Big congrats from me. I hardly watch Oprah at all anymore either...same reasons that you mentioned. I'm hoping more of us will make that stand.

Robyn Beele said...

Happy Anniversary! So sweet!

Katie said...

Kelly, that is such a sweet, genuine post. You will totally fall in love with him all over again when Harper gets here, and you'll fall harder every time you see the two of them together. Happy Anniversary to y'all! Have a good one!

Angie said...

Happy anniversary!! I love the photo collage! Have a great day.

Leigh Ann said...

This is so sweet! You and Scott are such a precious couple, and you are right about loving your husband more when he is the father of your child. It is SO true! Have a great day tomorrow and Happy Anniversary!

RRR said...

I am so happy for y'all! Congrats and I can't wait to see what is to come! I am excited that you are so close to meeting Harper!

Lianna Knight said...

What a beautiful post! I thought I was going to cry reading your sweet post...but I held it together. But the gates opened up when I read your dad's comment! What a sweet sweet family you have. It makes me miss my parents so much more!

Laura Ann said...

Congratulations, the two of you are so blessed and deserve the best that life has to offer.

Let me just tell you that your marriage is going to change when Miss Harper arrives and it will change for the BETTER. Believe it or not, you will fall deeper in love with your husband (if you ever imagined that possible). There is no greater joy in the world than watching your spouse love and be a good parent to your children. I will never forget the 2nd night we had Emma at home, I laid in bed and cried telling my husband how much more I loved him after we went through the experience of having Emma together. There is nothing like it in the world. It is just simply amazing. I love the way my husband loves Emma and I would not change anything about it if I could.

Thank you for sharing and may God continue to bless you, your marriage and your family of 3!

His Doorkeeper said...

Here is one of the reasons to love your mate even more after you have children: he is the ONLY person that loves my children as much as I do...what a bond to share!

I couldn't have hand-picked a better husband for you than Scott!
We love and respect him and are so happy he's your hubby and the father to our beautiful little Harper!!

Happy 5th Anniversary! Mom

Honea Household said...

Happy Anniversary!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary!

ka1t_lyn said...

Happy anniversary! What a sweet post :)

Yoli said...

Happy Anniversary! My sister-in-law would always tell us to be married at least 4 years without kids. It was great advice. Congratulation!

KLC said...

Happy Anniversary! I am truly inspired by your love and faith. I wish you and your beautiful family nothing but the best, you deserve it!!

Meredith said...

Kelly I love all of your posts! We have been away from the internet for a few days! I love sweet Harper! The 3d pics and video is great!!! Happy Anniversary to you and Scott! I love your picture collage also! I can't wait to see Harper!

annalee said...

happy anniversary! how special the 5 years you have already shared have been nd what wonderful things to look forward to also!

Mab said...

This was the sweetest post.....
and you are just the sweetest gal!
And what your mom and dad wrote was just so special.....:)
Happy Anniversary!
You are very very blessed......
wonderful hubby, wonderful parents and soon to be a wonderful little girl (oh, and and a wonderful doggie---sorry I left him out!)
Have a nice weekend!

Scott & Agata said...

Hi Kelly,

Congratulations! I read your blog all the time and posted here before.
We don't know each other but I feel like we have so much in common! Scott and I celebrated our 5th anniversary on July 16th. We have a wonderful 5 years of getting know each other. We traveled a lot too (Colorado, Grand Canyon, California, Las Vegas, Poland) and I got a great job....Now we are trying to start a family and are hoping for a baby soon! We don't have a dog, so maybe that's different.
I always look forward to read your blog. It gives me hope...
Enjoy your Anniversary Weekend!
Agata from IL

In His Army said...

Thanks to Bro. Steve for making me cry with that comment...Congratulations, Kelly & Scott, what a wonderful post!

Hillary said...

Happy anniversary K and Big D!! Seems like only yesterday we were in our WONDERFUL brown dresses getting ready to watch you walk down the aisle. It was such a great weekend! I want to go back and visit that part of the state sometime. Maybe I'll go with you and Harper one of these days! :) I'm so glad God has blessed your life so much with a wonderful husband, perfect baby, and of course, Dawson! You're the best! Love you!

Kim H. said...

Happy Anniversary! I can absolutely relate to you on the plans being different than the reality - We started trying for a baby immediately after getting married - 7 years ago. We have stopped and done some other things medically, but hope to start again just after Harper's due date... so I pray that all this work has gotten us ready for God's timing for the start of our family too.

Enjoy your anniversary!

Julia said...

That is so beautiful, have a happy and blessed anniversary! Hayden proposed to me on YOUR wedding day! How cool is that? :)

Faith said...

Happy 5th Anniversary!! What blessings God has poured out on your life. May this year of marriage be the best yet!

Lauren said...

Happy Anniversary! I am glad God has answered all your prayers! :)

eafollman said...

Congratulations! I recently found your blog through Angie's blog. Congratulations on your sweet baby girl too! How exciting!

Stacy said...

congrats on 5years!!!
i also wanted to let u know that i posted a giveaway on my blog if u're interested.....

spicymagnolia.com said...

Happy 5 year anniversary! Celebrating an anniversary is so special as we reflect on all that the Lord has faithfully done in and through our marriages...may He continue to bless and protect your marriage, making it more like He has always intended marriage to look like. Congratulations...and I love the pictures!

Rebecca Jo said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy yourselves - its the last one you two will have alone!

Kendra said...

Happy 5th Anniversary!!!!!!!! And what an exciting year to come...=-)
Blessings to you!
kendra

MiMi said...

Happy Anniversary, Scott and Kelly!

I love the photo collage. God has definitely chosen to bless both of you! Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating today!

Pigtails & Pearls said...

Congratulations! Harper will be a lucky little girl!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!
Blessings,
Linda

pinkmommy said...

Happy Anniversary! Your dad brought tears to my eyes!

The Williams' said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

KK said...

What a wonderful tribute. Sincere congratulations & Happy Anniversary. Praying for many more years of blessings and happiness for your family.
Hope you've had a wonderfully blessed day,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Katie said...

How sweet! Happy anniversary!!

Laurie said...

Your Dad's comment was so sweet! Happy Anniversary! We love you !

Melissa said...

Kelly,

Happy Anniversary!!! God has truly blessed you with a wonderful marriage. What a special gift. Now you are getting another amazing gift soon with Harper. Sometimes God's goodness is so overwhelming. :-)

Hugs,
Melissa

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! I just know the next 5 are going to be even more amazing!

SAS said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Jessica said...

Happy Anniversary! The best is yet to come!! : )

Tracy and Andy Yates said...

Happy Anniversary to you!

Harris Family said...

Happy late anniversary- Scott and Kelly! You guys are a precious couple! I have loved watching your relationship grow into what it is today! I hope your day was wonderful. Much love!

Lisa said...

Congrats! My dad married us and it made the day that much more special. You are beautiful!