Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Love Story (8 Years in the Making!)

In 1997, this girl decided to go to Humboldt State University:

And thankfully, so did this boy: (what a hunk!)

It all started when a mutual friend introduced us.

Jay kinda swept me off my feet...

And I'm so glad he did!

For in Jay, I found my heart.

Two years later, on an overcast day in March 2001, I walked down the aisle towards my best friend

and a life filled with hope, excitement and love. It was a union in the presence of God and I thank

God for bringing this amazing man into my life.

We didn't know what the future would hold... ...but we knew it would be filled with laughter...

...and last a lifetime. What a gift it is
to start a life with the love of my life.
How safe it feels to just be myself...
...and to know there's no place either one of us would rather be
than with eachother.
In 2004, we bought a house...and watched it grow.It took some work......but we turned that house....into a home.
A few years later in 2006...we multiplied our happiness.Little Bugmade us a family!
Now here was our precious little family, and how lovely it was!But we decided to do it again
and add more love x 2!In 2008, Bex & Dee became part of our story.
Jay and I were married 8 years ago.
I am more in love with him today than I ever have been,
and it just keeps getting better. Jay, here's to many more years! Thank you for being my partner for life, my soft place to fall, and my friend to share all of life's ups and downs. I'm so excited to see what lies ahead of us, knowing we get to experience it together. Let's keep making the joy babe!


Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! What a great story :)
It's amazing how fast it seemed to have gone by when you look back. At the same time, you can't imagine life before Jeff, before the kids.

PS- I LOVE the last picture of your whole family. That pose is awesome.

Serenity said...

What a gorgeous tribute. Happy anniversary!!!

Dad2TSG said...

Linda My Love,
I am at loss for words. You honor me, humble me and lift me all at once. I eagerly await the years to come and the experiences we will share as a family. And you're right, there is no place I would rather be. Love you forever.

Meghan said...

You guys are so cute. Happy Anniversary!

And how sweet is Jeff for that message?! :)

God bless you.

Dana said...

What a wonderful beginning to what I know is a lifelong tale! We are so thankful to have been at the wedding, to be able to watch the beginning of the Benham Family! I pray that the Lord bless you and keep you, that He will make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Congratulations!

Lisa said...

Awwwww!!!!!!! Happy Anniversary!