Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I have been blessed...

The Toby Keith concert we went to about 4 weeks ago. These photos were taken that night.

This is the place that Steve asked me to marry him. He brought up the fact that there are now sunflowers there.


Today has sure been a good day. I woke up thinking...Steve will be home tonight. He has been away this week in Sedona. He has a project going on up there. I was driving home from running errands today. I started thinking about Steve. I have now known him just about 24 years!!! Isn't that amazing! In January we have been married 23 of those 24 years. We did get married very young. I was 18, 3 weeks shy of 19! That doesn't even sound like me! I know that Heavenly Father knew what was right. So needless to say Steve, and I have been thru so much together. We have many many wonderful memories!One of my goals in this life is making memories. Memories,are what it is all about to me. We also have some memories that have ruffled our world. Illnesses, stitches, heart break, broken bones, broken hearts, loss of family members, cancer scares, and many more memories that can either make a relationship suffer, or gain strength. We have been blessed to have one another. We also have been blessed with 4 wonderful blessings in our life's. Well, now we have 5, with Dessie, Ben's wife. It felt so good driving thru Mesa, and Gilbert today. It gave me time with no interruptions. I had time to reflect. I know with all of my heart that if I follow Heavenly Father's plan that all of these wonderful blessings that play a huge role in my life daily, will be with us forever. What more could I ever want? I feel blessed, and much gratitude.

23 Comments:

Blogger donna said...

Wow 23 years . That is so great.
What a wonderful post about Steve. Steve is a nice guy! You both are such a cute couple.




Hey you didn’t get a picture with the drunk guy at the concert ? heeheehe.

So sorry i missed your call today. It has been a very busy day

October 3, 2007 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

oh i LOVE me some toby keith!! something about that man!! jon took me for my bday 2 years ago..

what the heck? did he ask you on the side of the road?!?! is that a drive way?? backyard? im so confused!!

October 3, 2007 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger onehm said...

I love these memories you shared of your sweetheart! You two are such a great couple!!
I love your sweet posts! This is awesome!

October 3, 2007 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

Christina, this is near my old home. He did ask me in his car. That is another story in itself! :)

October 3, 2007 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I just love reading your blog Michelle b/c it really helps me to ponder on the things you write about. It's amazing .. marriage and relationships. :)

October 3, 2007 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Glad you were able to get out and enjoy some fun! Toby Keith is fabulous. You and your husband are a very handsome couple. Sometimes you just look at someone and can match them right up to who you would put to be their spouse and I'd match you two for sure!

October 3, 2007 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger donna said...

THANKS for the B- GIFT!!!!! You are so sweet. Have a fun trip :)
Big hugs donna

October 3, 2007 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger smithfam said...

What a sweet post. I tell you I have been so inspired by your posts. I have been inspired by so many, but yours is always so positive and happy. thank you.

October 3, 2007 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

What a very sweet post about you and your husband. I was young when I got married also and I never thought I would be.

Your house is so cute with all of the fall decor.

Cute pictures of you and Steve.

October 3, 2007 at 5:42 PM  
Anonymous jenny c. said...

Such a sweet post and what a fun concert--I bet it was great!

October 3, 2007 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Great perspective. And you are an expert after 24 years! Way to go! :)

October 3, 2007 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger A Life of A Teenage Drama Queen said...

Aw Cute! I love you Mom! I'm so blessed to have you and Dad!

October 3, 2007 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Crazymamaof6 said...

wow! fabulous post about blessings and gratitude! those are some great pictures of you! so glad you shared your thoughts about Steve! and your family! and went out of your comfort zone sharing those hot pictures of yourself! good to see you! and too funny someone recognized you from your blog. i am always living in fear someone will see me. and think oh my gosh she is so much fatter/uglier than i thought she was!

October 3, 2007 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger HotMama said...

What a sweet post - I need to write my kind thoughts about my hubby...always nice to have them to refer back to on bad days! lol

Also, email me your address!!! You are getting some Good Mail because you were my 2000th visitor!!! I'm lovin' that site meter!

October 3, 2007 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Lupe said...

Darling pics! And a sweet post about your man! :)

October 4, 2007 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger sista # 2 said...

You are so sweet and thoughtful. Our phone conversations are seriously a crack up!! Cute pix.
Your porch looks fab -u- lous!! Tell Sarah not to gag ;) ciao

October 4, 2007 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Lauralee said...

such a sweet post.. great pictures!that would be a fun concert!

October 4, 2007 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

What a sweet post. I love it. IT's so fun to think back on the memories all throughout our lives. I agree with you on memories being such a wonderful thing to create in our life.

The concert looks fun. :D Take care.

October 4, 2007 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

great pictures of you guys! I love that you went back to the spot Steve proposed to you!

October 4, 2007 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Very sweet post! I love your thoughtful and insiteful blog! You are blessed!

October 4, 2007 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Yes, I couldn't agree with you more about the memories. That's why I find myslef going head over heels to give my kids good experiences in the hopes of lasting, happy memories! I love that!

Twenty three years in no small number! Isn't it funny to think you were only 18...what could you ahve known about a lasting marriage? But when it's right, it's right! I was married at 19 1/2!

I've loved all of these wonderful tributes to husbands I keep coming across! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and reminding us all to be grateful!

October 4, 2007 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

We have 10 years to catch up to you! I love that you are so dedicated to you family and see the blessings in your life. It always cheers me up to come to your blog! I've had a hard night with one of my girls and love being reminded of my blessings. thank you!

October 4, 2007 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

What a wonderful post - you have such a beautiful home and such a great family! I love your making memories goal - it's a good one to strive for - thanks for sharing!

October 4, 2007 at 10:17 PM  

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