Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Happy Anniversary to us!

Today is our anniversary! Steve and I have been married for 9 years today! In some ways, it doesn't seem possible that it's been that long, but in others, it feels like we've been together forever! 9 years ago, we were 22-year-old kids (Ok... Steve was still 21... but let's not quibble over the details, shall we?) who had no idea what we were getting into. We just knew that God had brought us together, that we loved each other, and that with His help, we wanted to spend our lives together. We had no idea that we would live in 6 different homes in 5 different cities in 9 years. We had no idea we would go to seminary in California or live near the Puget Sound in Seattle or settle 35 minutes from where Grace grew up. We had no idea we'd have a little red-haired bundle of energy in our lives. We had no idea that Grace would break her legs or that her dad would remarry or that Steve's folks would move to Africa for a time. We were still learning what it meant to be in the ministry, and how our married life and church life would co-exist. We were clueless about a lot of things... but we trusted God and each other. And 9 years later, we're still trusting. God has brought us a long way, and though we don't know what the next 9 years (and beyond!) will hold, we're still trusting the One who brought us together in the first place.

So Steve, Happy Anniversary! In the wise words of a certain songwriter I know:

I like the way that you walk
I like the size of your stride
And as long as you and I are walking hand in hand
We'll be walking side by side.

Thanks for walking with me these past 9 years of marriage. Thanks for holding my hand and guiding the way. Now let's walk off into the sunset together to a rousing rendition of "Jump"!


Smurph said...

Might as well Jump! Love you guys! Happy Anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, you two!! That's right, this is the 9-11-13 year for you all, the Tatro's and us! Hanging on to Him, we all keep walking, running and jumping along! You two have a wonderfully special day!! (Hope to see you soon! We just got back from KV last weekend. It was great to see everyone there!)

James W said...

Happ Anniversary! Glad that we have been able to be a part of some of those 9 years. We love you guys and miss you!

the dicocco gang said...

love these thoughts.

and did you know that you got married on my Harrison's first birthday? Apparently it is true.

I THINK I'm going to be in Cameron in a few weeks. That is true too.

Matthew said...

Happy anniversay (I guess a little late...)

I was in the planning office today, and Tom Barnett said "you can't be in planning and not play darts." And I realized, I haven't played darts since before you all were married.

It's been that long.

gee. Now I feel old.

Grace said...

Tracy, if you come to Cameron please, please, please let me know. I would love to "meet" you again!