Friday, June 25, 2010

Four and Fifty

Hello friends,

I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  This week I celebrated my anniversary!  I have been married to Doc for four wonderful years.  Last night we celebrated with dinner at Stoney River and dessert at Krispy Kreme (a Hall favorite!).  It was wonderful.  Isn't it amazing how much fun it is to eat without children when you have children?  I mean the fact that I got through an entire meal without being sticky, having to threaten Scooter with a trip to the ladies room, AND I got to chew my food was HEAVENLY!!  What a great night with the man of my dreams.  Thank you Janet for taking care of my girls so that I could go and enjoy myself. 

It's funny how some things seem like they were yesterday and other's like they were a hundred years ago.  I cannot believe that Doc and I have only been married for 4 years.  It seems like ten.  Now, I mean that in a nice way, not like IT SEEMS LIKE TEN!! ;)  We have just done SO much in 4 years!  We have gotten him out of school, moved three times, had three children, and started a business!  I mean seriously folks, we are not wasting any time here at the Hall house.  It has by far been the most stressful, taxing, difficult, fun, wonderful, amazing, blessed four years of my life, and I wouldn't trade a moment of it!!

I am so grateful for the husband that I have.  I an grateful that he is honest with me.  I am grateful that is strong and determined.  I am grateful that I can trust him completely without hesitation.  I am grateful that he works so hard to provide for us.  I am grateful that he loves me so much. And don't tell him, but I am grateful that he is careful and deliberate about EVERYTHING.  For those of you who don't know him, Doc is not impulsive.  At all. Ever.  And as frustrating as that is at times, I think that it is a wonderful trait in the leader of the family.  Now there are times when it just plain drives me nuts.  For instance, when he was in school he needed a back pack we looked at the same backpack three times before he bought it.  I mean we actually went to the store three different times, it was unreal.  By the end of it, I was like JUST BUY THE BACKPACK!!! Sweet, sweet Doc.  He just wants to be SURE and sometimes he misses out, or we do, but most of the time his patience pays off.  The truth is that I pretty much get everything that I want. So really if I am just patient, which I am, it always works out in my favor ;). 

I am going to be honest with you, I really don't even remember my life before Doc. I mean I do, but I don't.  Truthfully, most of the things that I did before him, I  remember with him there. It was always just so easy for us.  We were married very quickly, because it was just easy.  That's how I believe it should be.  Easy.  I am so blessed to have a husband that makes it easy, I realize that is not always the case.  Four years of easy and 50 more to go, what a great future I have to look forward too ;).  We have so much more life to live together. There will be joy and sorrow, trials and tragedy, and plenty of bumps along the way.  I rest peacefully in the fact that I have him to live it with and know that God is walking along side of us planning each step.  

Happy Friday my friends!


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