Wednesday, July 7, 2010

8 Years

my mr and i have been married eight years now

in the past eight years we've....

-married--adopted a dog--moved--bought a home--mr had new job--adopted second dog--had ovarian cancer scare--surgery--pregnant--dog lost eye sight, $5000 to restore it--gave birth--heart failed--six months where i couldn't be mommy--hysterectomy--mr received offer to start hospitalist practice with other physicians--went without income for one year--bad timing, was in process of building new house--moved--adopted another dog--gall bladder failed, of all things--hospitalized for meningitis for two weeks--mr traded the fast life for hospice gig--began process for adoption--traveled around the world, twice--two years and a whole lot of money pass--daughter is added to our family--back goes out--spinal fusion--heart failure returned........and now were to the present.

some marriages are built with sticks upon stilts.

our marriage is built with two-ton boulders piled on top of each other with concrete heavily slathered in between.

no amount of wind will blow us down.
thank you for the beautiful weekend of rest and relaxation. but most importantly, thank you for building this home and this life with me.

here's to many more years together




  1. Awww so nice Kelli! Love the pictures...

  2. Awesome post, even if it did make your Mom cry. As parents we can only pray that God gives you both a lifetime of love and happiness and most of all, great health! XXOO Love Mom

  3. Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  4. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. What a lovely post. Hope your anniversary was wonderful. Isn't it crazy how everyone has different life experiences. A lot of people would break with all you have been thru but you have thrived. Love that : )

    I am visiting today via your comment at Enjoying the Small things. I always like to say hi to one or two commenters above me when I leave one over there. I know I would love anyone that loves that blog! : )