Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy 18th Anniversary, My Love!

Our wedding songs are the first two songs playing on my playlist today!

18 years ago today, my life changed forever. This was the day that my prince charming rode in and changed the course of my life forever and for the better.

You see, I had a terrible first marriage that blessed me with a beautiful son named Brandon but the marriage couldn't be saved. To read about that part of my life...check it out here.

However, I had been divorced for 4 years when I met Roger. He was handsome, charming, sweet, attentive, gentle and my knight in shining prince. Read that

He was my 28th birthday present from my Heavenly Father. He was send down from heaven just for me. Read that amazing story here.

We dated for 3 months before he asked me to marry him. We were engaged on December '90 and were married 2 months later on February 23, 1991.

We began our life together, blending his family and mine. Roger brought two beautiful daughters into our union...Sommer (12) and Ryan (10) and I brought my precious son, Brandon (nearly 5). We had no idea what life would be like blending our two families together, being a step-parent or the parent of a step-child. There were many years of heartache, joy, progress and setbacks but God sustained our marriage and He was always faithful.

If you want to read my life story...My Love Story...begin here and read backwards. I tell everything...the good, the bad and the oh, so ugly.

With every test that our marriage has gone through, there has been tremendous growth. We are a team, we are united and we have to stick together and sometimes, together you have to fight against all odds to stay married in the world that we live in.

I know, there were many people that were skeptical due to our short courtship and marriage but when God brings two people know, it was meant to be.

You see, Roger was the answer to my prayers. He had every quality that I longed for in a man, in my future husband and he is still that wonderful man today.

Has our marriage been without its ups and downs? Heavens, NO! But, we are here 18 years later to testify that it can be done, inspite of today's standards, tears, fights, financial problems, emotional changes, issues with our children...our love grows stronger and great each and every day.

Roger, you are the love of my life!

I know that I don't always show it or express it but you are the best thing that has every happened to me. I am in this marriage for the long haul, my love. We are a team and a team is united...they stand together through adversity and they have each other's backs. I love you with all my heart and I look forward to each new day, each new adventure and the many days ahead as we grow old together.

Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart! I had a wonderful weekend with you :-)!!!

Matthew 19:6
So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

I wanted to share a few pictures of us through the past 18 years of our marriage...all but 1, was taken on our anniverary. Yes, I was a blonde at one time...this isn't Roger with another woman! LOL!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. So, so sweet. I love the pictures. I am glad you enjoyed your anniversary sweetie, love you.

  2. Those were great pictures and that was a very sweet post. I loved it. Congrats on 18 years. That is awesome!

  3. February is a busy month for anniversaries lol. You guys are inspiring and Jennifer, I went through a blonde stage as well! LOL. I pray for 18 + more wonderful years together my friend.
    God Bless you and your family

  4. That is so precious! I love all of the pictures too! Happy Anniversary you two! I pray you'll have many many many more years of laughter and blessings!


  5. Happy Anniversary Jenn! 18 down - many more to, Laurie

  6. Hi jen, Congratulations!!! Happy Anniversary... God Bless your Marriage :)

  7. Happy Anniversary!!!

  8. Happy Anniversary to you both!

    It's nice to look over all your photos throughout the years. My husband and I do the same thing and then...we laugh.

    God bless.

  9. Congraulations on your anniversary! We got engaged after a month and got married four months latter. That was over twenty years ago.

  10. Great pics, Jennifer! Congratulations to you and Roger. May you have many more blessed years ahead! Much love...

  11. Oh Jenn,

    I loved this post! Happy Anniversary, my friend. May the Lord continue to bless you and your Prince Charming!

    Loved your pics....even the blonde beautiful, my sister, my friend.

    Hugs to you!

  12. Oh what a great post and what a wonderful story! I am so happy for you guys! I loved your pictures, too!

    Take care my friend!
    And Happy Anniversary!

  13. The pictures were so much fun! What a beautiful tribute to your husband and to marriage. Happy Anniversary!

  14. Happy Anniversary Sistah!!
    Hey My anniversary is tomorrow on the 24th !! how cool is that lol. What a wonderful family you have and a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it with us my friend.

    Hugz Lorie

  15. Happy Anniversary!!! My hubby and I just celebrated our 39th last month!! Still can't believe it!


  16. Happy anniversary a bit late. I, too, had a FEbruary anniversary---23 years on the 15th. I used to think only old people were married that long. NOw I'm one of them!

    May the Lord bless you with dozens more years together.


  17. We look different in those pictures!but I love you more today and we have grown stronger together over those short 18 years. I do look forward to the years to come. I am so proud of how you have helped our family grow closer together and closer to our Lord. You are my favorite BLOGER!!! Keep up the GREAT Work!!!


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