Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy 9 Years

9 years ago today I married the man of my dreams. He was everything I needed, wanted and hoped for.

That day we made a covenant,

part of which was for better or worse.....

In these past 9 years, we have had our share of amazing, wonderful, mountain top experiences, and we have also experienced the depths of grief, mourning and sadness.

We have laughed till we've cried, and cried till we've laughed, and I couldn't pick anyone more perfect for me.

He is an amazing Daddy. The best in the world if you ask me! He loves our boys. He teaches them about what it means to be a man...leading courageously, rejecting passivity, accepting responsibility.

He teaches them what it means to love GOD by his example.

He protects them, provides for them.

He shows them what it means to love people, God's people. No one loves people more than Jerrod. He shepherds well, leads well, and loves well.

He is an incredible husband. Everyday he dies to himself and puts me above him. He loves me, his bride, with an unconditional love. He does not judge, he does not keep record of wrongs, he serves me even when I know he doesn't feel like it.

He places me in the highest regard with the utmost respect. He tells me I am beautiful every single day.

He looks for a million ways to say 'I love you' without even saying the words.

He sees me through grace-filled eyes, never a critical spirit.

He leads our family with conviction and does not waver on what he knows to be true, leaning on the Truth of the Word.

What in the world did I do to ever deserve the gift the Lord gave me in Jerrod?

The truth is, nothing. I did absolutely nothing. It is God's complete goodness and grace.

I am praising the Lord for His faithfulness and His constant pursuit of me, of my marriage, of my life. I am thankful that He is never done with me!


  1. Beautiful...just beautiful! You two are such an amazing example! xoxo

  2. Happy Anniversary. You were a beautiful bride.
    I wish I could tell all single women how awesome it is to wait for a Godly man.
    It is so worth the wait . . .

  3. What a beautiful tribute to your husband, Jennifer! Happy Anniversary! Love you.

  4. So sweet!!! I pray that God continues to bless you guys!!! You are very blessed to have a God fearing husband!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

  5. Happy Anniversary beautiful girl! I know that Jerrod feels the same way about you. : )

    I got your message today but had company over. I will try to call you back tomorrow. I miss you Jen. Love you!-Ash

  6. Oh Jen, what a beautiful tribute. I will never forget the summer we lived in TP 1 and met our husbands. What a blessing for me to be able to witness watching you and Jerrod meet and fall in love. Happy Anniversary to both of you!

  7. What a sweet post about your amazing hubby! Beautiful pictures from your wedding day!
    Happy Anniversary!!

  8. so beautiful! happy anniversary!

  9. Thank you both for loving the Lord and each other and doing it well. It's made a difference in my life and I couldn't be more thankful for the investment y'all have made as a family in The Well and I'm just really grateful. God bless y'all. Praying for your beautiful family - Hannah Goetz