Today at exactly 3:32pm, the Mr. and I got hitched. When we said “I do” back in 1996, we had no idea the road God had paved for our life together.

I didn’t know we’d have five beautiful children, or that I would suffer a miscarriage or have a NICU stay with our youngest.

I didn’t know that our first married fight would be over a 50-cent Coke.

I didn’t know that Scott could clean toilets.

I didn’t know that, if given the chance, he would go back to school and major in landscape architecture.

I didn’t know that we would venture to Europe three times and see the Pope a combined 15 times.

I didn’t know that we’d renew our wedding vows, twice, at St. Peter’s Basilica.

I didn’t know that it would break my heart to see him cry.

But, what I did know is that I wanted to spend “all the days of my life” with this man. I knew that he loved me and he loved God, together, we’ve figured out the rest. Here’s to 16 pretty darn amazing years. I look forward to many, many more.

7 Comments

  1. Sarah on July 27, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Kathryn – This is beautiful and an inspiration to the rest of us. It’s just so nice to see another woman completely in love with her spouse – lifting him up in faith and side-by-side on the journey. I’m so happy this was the first thing I read this morning. : )

    • Kathryn on July 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      That just made me smile. Thank you, Sarah!

  2. Kathleen on July 27, 2012 at 8:32 am

    A beautiful post. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Tom Perna on July 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Happy Anniversary! It would have been nice to know you both more while I lived in Texas.

    • Kathryn on July 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Fortunately, you can still stalk us via cyberspace!

  4. Elda Green on July 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! What a beautiful and inspirational blog for today!!! God Bless you both and your beautiful family. AND what a beautiful picture of the 2 of you!!! Where are the kiddos? 😉 I feel so blessed to have met you oh so long ago (before any kids) and to be able to follow you and the family thru your blog and FB. Blessings to you today and always!!!!

    • Kathryn on July 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks, Elda. The kiddos were behind the camera acting like crazy people. Why do you think we’re smiling so big? Blessings to you, friend.

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