Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fifteen Years

Today My husband and I celebrate Fifteen years of marriage! When I look back over our lives together all I can think and say is WE ARE A MIRACLE! I was 17 when we got married and pregnant to say we have beat the odds is an understatement. The first five years were awful and I was so thankful when things began to turn around. I got saved right after we got married and Jimmy got saved at about 3 years. It still took some time and lots of Jesus to straiten things out. 


The best marriage advice my husband now gives as a Pastor is.... Protect your spouse, meaning do not talk about each other to others! Also never say divorce....you work a lot harder if there is no way out :) 

I am so grateful for my husbands love and grace for me, especially in this difficult time in our lives.


Some pictures through the years.
Many waters cannot quench love;
rivers cannot wash it away.
If one were to give
all the wealth of his house for love,
it would be utterly scorned.
~Song of Solomon 8:7

40 comments:

Deanna said...

Happy Anniversary!

.... I'm not far behind ya' six more months and we'll celebrate 15 years too!

I hope you two have a wonderful Anniversary Day!! Blessings & Peace to you Tesha <3

Kallie said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! And may God bless you with many more years of marriage! I agree with your husband's advice, we learned in the first few years that even saying the word divorce makes fights last longer! Gods blessings on your day!

Trennia said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Marriage is sacred indeed!

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Christine said...

Happy Anniversary! Praying you have a wonderful day, in spite of the packing. Beautiful pictures.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Wiley's Mommy said...

Happy Anniversary!! You are so beautiful!

Hillary said...

Happy Anniversary! I just adore all those pictures of you both. Lots of love to you today!

xoxox

Miranda said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I have been married for 14 years. I was also 17 and pregnant. We have been in a long hard battle for all of those 14 years. Life being hard is an understatement.

It is so wonderful to hear your story. I am so happy that things have worked out so good for you! :)

Jill said...

happy anniversary!! 15 years is a huge milestone!

also...you look just as young in the last picture as you did in the first!

Sherri said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Beautiful advice..which I fully agree with!!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Praying you have a special day!

Annmarie Pipa said...

happy anniversary!! you are a beautiful couple!

twisteddomesticgoddess said...

A beautiful testimony to God's love. Yo have both grown together as well as in your own individuals ways.Happy Anniversary!

Allison said...

What a beautiful couple and story! Happy Anniversary, hope it's a very blessed one!

Nan & Mike said...

Beautiful! Happy 15 years to you guys!!! xxxooo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your the sweetest and most beautiful couple. I am so glad God has taken you this far. Thank you for sharing all the precious photos.

Happy Anniversary!

Beth said...

Wow 15 years! Happy anniversary indeed! Love the photos. :)

Kristy said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your day celebrating Gods blessing of an amazing husband.

Jenn said...

Happy Anniversary!!! ((hugs)) Prayers for many more God-filled years together. :)

Pink Slippers said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the pictures...walk down memory lane. So cute! Wishing the two of you--many more years of God's blessings and grace for your marriage.

Katie said...

Happy anniversary, Tesha! Beautiful smiles that show such deep love. Ya'll have a lot to celebrate, but I know it can be difficult, too, without sweet Jonathan.

Hope today is extra special.

Don't we all need a lot of Jesus in our marriages?! Amen. ; )

Ashley said...

You guys are a BEAUTIFUL couple. Congrats to 15 years of marriage, that is SO great!!

Betty said...

Happy Anniversary!! You guys are beautiful together. xoxo

ccc said...

happy anniversary! I have been with my husband since I was 17 too! Been together 26 yrs now. May you have many more yrs together. And I love the advice your husband now gives.

Denise Oldham said...

Such a beautiful, precious couple. Not just in my eyes, but, in the eyes of the one that truly matters, God. Happy Anniversary. Praying many more years for you two to share.

Laurie and company said...

AHHHHHH! You guys are soooo beautiful!!

Happy Anniversary to you two. I'm speechless.

hugs and love to you, dear beauty.
LY

Jennie said...

Congrats!! You guys are a striking couple, really really beautiful!!

The Anglin Family said...

Happy anniversary! You guys are so good looking:-) you look great together!
You were gorgeous then and even prettier now!!

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! You both look SO happy! You are beautiful people, inside and out:)

Courtney said...

Beautiful pictures of the two of you-Congratulations on 15 years!

DeeDee said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Yall are such a beautiful couple. I hope you can go out on an Anniversary date and enjoy each other :)

Hannah Rose said...

What sweet pictures! You sure are a good looking couple and compliment each other very well :)

June 7 is my best friend's birthday! And also one of the two dates I've always thought about getting married on (the other is May 14.) So good choice ;) Now, I'm thinking it would be lovely to get married in October or around Christmas time. How romantic.

I hope you had a beautiful day celebrating your marriage! God is SO good to bring you two together and keep you together!

Much love.

Mrs. Howard said...

Oh my goodness! Happy Anniversary!

What Joy Is Mine said...

Happy Anniversary you two love birds! May the Lord continue to grow and bless your union unto His glory. In Jesus name. Amen!

What Joy Is Mine said...

Oh...and loved your husband's advice on protecting your spouse. Excellent!

Chirleen Evans said...

Wow! You are such a beautiful couple!! Congratulations on your anniversary!!!!

Caroline said...

Such a beautiful couple & Happy Anniversary Late !! Wishing you many more Happy yrs together.

brigette said...

15 years is amazing!! Congrats you guys are beautiful!!

Kelly said...

You are SUCH a BEAUTIFUL couple!!!

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