Friday, February 20, 2009

FIVE!

Today is our fifth anniversary! David has been such a wonderful blessing to me and I am so thankful for God's faithfulness in our life together! It has been a busy five years, but a good five years! I love you and am thankful for you, David!

When we bought our wedding rings, our jeweler suggested that every five years, we add a diamond to David's wedding band. He loved the idea and is thrilled with his new addition:

I will write in his journal again this year and he has dinner plans, place unknown to me yet!

You can read more about our wedding here. Thank you, Heather, for the fun pictures taken at The Glen where we were married five years ago!

35 comments:

Lisar said...

Happy Anniversary to you both and may you enjoy a lovely evening together as you reflect on the blessing of YOUR marriage. May God Bless you and your marriage. Lisa

Anonymous said...

monica,
that is a great idea about a diamond for every 5 years. My husband and I both just have plain gold bands, we will be married 3 years and I am going to start saving my money for two diamonds in two years.

I love, love, love your blog. You have given me so many wonderful ideas.
christi

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary.
I love the traditions you've created to help celebrate your marriage.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Monica! What a joy! Enjoy each moment and celebrate God's blessings.

Char in Mount Airy, NC

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations, David and Monica! Like Christi, we have plain gold bands as well. I never thought about adding diamonds. That's a neat tradition for you.

We'll be celebrating 5 years this year too. Where does the time go?

Have a fun evening together.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations dear lady!!!!tammyp

Anonymous said...

congratulations, monica! i don't remember reading about your wedding before...looks so perfectly gorgeous! blessings on your day & evening date w/ your hubby! may God give you many more!

~eunice

Wendi said...

Congratulations! Hope you have a wonderful dinner together. Wishing you many more years of happiness!!

Edi said...

Happy Anniversary! It is amazing how fast the time goes - this yr we will be hitting number 14!

I love the idea of adding a diamond every 5 yrs - a nice way to mark a milestone.

Maybe you have blogged about it before, but if not - it would be fun to hear the story of how you met your dh.

Grace said...

Monica!!
Happy Anniversary! I love that picture of you and David.

Christy@MercyEveryMorning said...

Happy Anniversary!

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you and David enjoy your evening out! Are you going to wear your wedding dress? Just curious. I know this has been a consideration for you in the past.

Elise said...

Happy Anniversary!! Y'all are so cute together!! I noticed in your family pics that Emily looks like her daddy.
Hope God continues to give you many more happy years!!
Elise

Michele said...

Happy Anniversery, Monica and David. That is a great photo of the two of you!

Mom said...

Happy Anniversary, Monica and David! We are thinking of both of you today and remembering your special day five years ago! :)
Love, Mom and Dad

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! May the Lord continue to draw you closer to each other as the years pass.

This year is our 10th. I can honestly say I love my husband more today than ever before. God is so good! :)

Mom2Drew said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful time of year to be married in.

Tracey McBride said...

Happy and Blessed Anniversary to you both. May you have many, many happy years together raising your lovely family.
Warmly,
Tracey

P.S. Yesterday was our anniversary!!

Carrie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Bevy said...

Happy Anniversary!! Blessing to the both of you as you continue to serve HIM together - as one!!
I enjoyed reading up on the posts of your wedding/pictures & also the 'traditions' that you all started. My husband and I will be celebrating our fourth this coming May.
God bless!

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

Congratulations, Monica!!!!! We will be celebrating 4 years of marriage this July...doesn't it just get better and better? I'd challenge anyone out there who doesn't think that marriage - especially a marriage based on Jesus - can be so exciting, fulfilling and romantic to give your heart over to the Lord and let Him bring you together with the man that He has purposed for you. There's nothing more delightful and fantastic!

Praying that you guys enjoy a wonderful anniversary today! :o)

Katy said...

Aww...congrats! Happy Anniversary! :)

Katey said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, Monica and David!

I've been thinking of you all day today...and remembering what a special day it was for you and all of our family 5 years ago today.

I had forgotten about the idea of adding a diamond every 5 years to David's wedding band. What a great idea!

I hope you will both have a wonderful evening out tonight.

May God continue to richly bless you for many years to come.

I love you dearly, Grandma

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the picture of you and David, it's very sweet and you look very in love. Heather did a great job.
Blessings,
Joy

Catherine said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary to you both. A good marriage truly is a blessing from God - something that should make us constantly thankful. I look forward to clicking some of those links and seeing some more lovely ideas - and wedding photos!

julie said...

Happy Anniversary! :)

Tami said...

Happy Anniversary!

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the idea of adding a diamond to his wedding band. We are at 11 years already though.

Gena said...

Happy 5th Anniversary! I hope you have a lifetime more. Love each other every day and never take the other for granted.

Sarah @ Fiddledeedee said...

Happy Anniversary! Just read your wedding post and loved it - so sweet :) Congratulations!

Ginger said...

Oh, I can't wait to hear about where you went for dinner.

I agree the diamond addition is a neat idea.

angie said...

I was surprised to read that you have been married just five years. God has given you such wisdom as a wife and mother already. Thanks for sharing that with your readers.
The pictures that you had taken at Christmas are so natural. What a treasure, since they coincided so closely with your 5th anniversary.
Looking forward to hearing about your special dinner together.

Carrie said...

Happy Anniversary Monica!!! Yall are so cute! Pray God blesses you with many more!

Amy said...

Congratulations! My husband and I just celebrated five years on Valentine's Day. I really thought this anniversary was extra special. What a wonderful blessing it was to step back and reflect over the past five years! I can't wait to see what the next five years + will bring.
Your faithful blog lurker,;-)
Amy