To Amanda, From Curtis

Amanda, here are a few specific things I’m thankful for on our anniversary…

-I’m thankful you chose to spend the summer of 2000 doing missions instead of lounging by a pool somewhere.

-I’m thankful you canceled your flight from Springfield to Houston to drive twelve hours with someone you had known for a week. I would punch myself in the face if Annabeth did that. No wonder your dad didn’t like me.

-I’m thankful you accidentally told me you wanted to marry me three weeks later.

-I’m thankful you cried when it was time to head back to our respective colleges at the end of the summer.

-I’m thankful for AT&T long distance cell phone bills.

-I’m thankful for through-the-night drives to Texas for weekend visits and the C+ grade point average they produced.

-I’m thankful for 14 long months of engagement.

-I’m thankful that when the doors flew open at the back of the church, you were the one who came out.

-I’m thankful for ten toothbrush holders and paying our rent with the money we got for returning them.

-I’m thankful for four years of just you and me.

-I’m thankful for T-ball sets and footy pajamas.

-I’m thankful for the white house with black shutters I share with the world’s greatest wife.

They say year seven is the hardest. Let’s roll it up, beat it into submission, and show it who’s boss. I love you and would pick you all over again.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” Prov 31:25


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  1. 151
    Melissa says:

    That was soooo sweet!! It sounds like you both are very blessed with each other. Congratulations on 6 years (I think I understood that correctly). I don't recall year 7 being any harder than year 6, so I think ya'll are okay. Wishing you another year to grow closer and love each other even more.
    Melissa in LA

  2. 152
    Cherry says:

    If she didn't cry, I will!

  3. 153
    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~



    With "Heaven Bound" blessings,
    Kim Safina

  4. 154
    CarolinaCalling says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  5. 155
    Dionna says:

    I almost feel like I just read something that I shouldn't have. So beautiful and personal. A true love story.

  6. 156
    Anonymous says:

    Absolutely wonderful!!! My 16th anniversary is in 3 days, and I am also married to a man who says those things to me. I am VERY BLESSED!!! We still love each other more each day, and the greatest gift God has given us other than our 3 children, is the ability to laugh our heads off each day. Before he proposed he said "I may never be able to give you the big house, and fancy things but I promise you every day for the rest of my life that I will absolutely adore you and put you before myself. He has lived that EVERY day. I praise God today for my husband Greg.

  7. 157
    Anonymous says:

    Happy Anniversary to such a Godly couple. May God continue to bless each of you & your 2 precious children.

  8. 158
    Anonymous says:

    wow amanda.. what a man of God you have… I see God's favor all over you and your extended family and I thank Him that you share with us because it strengthens me… Have a beauatiful anniversary……
    Debra from Arkansas

  9. 159
    Leslie Lauren says:

    This was wonderful. It brought back many happy memories from the early days of my own marriage. (How often we forget how little we had when we started!) Thank you 🙂

  10. 160
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Oh, my goodness. He is too sweet,Amanda.

  11. 161
    Goose Hill Farm says:

    Happy Anniversary! WOW…what a beautiful post.

    Much love and blessings to you and your family!

    God Bless~

  12. 162
    Jennifer says:

    All I can say-OH MY GOSH-Whew!!!!

  13. 163
    Anonymous says:

    We've been married almost 16 years, and someone asked me the other day if I was a bride (as in newlywed) because of how I still talked about my husband. I'm not a gusher, but I hope to always fool people into thinking we're newlyweds, and you should, too! How awesome to think back on these "little moments" and enjoy them so much–they are who you are as a couple. I tell my young, single friends to go into marriage vowing that divorce is not an option and let God take care of the rest. BTW, year 7 was a great one for us, and it's just gotten better since then!

  14. 164
    Leslie Young says:

    This is so sweet! My firstborn baby girl got married Saturday, and all this love stuff is making me misty! Happy anniversary you guys!

  15. 165
    Heiress of God says:

    Happy Anniversary:

    He is awesome!!! I know your world is truly blessed with your man and your wonderful family!!!

    I hope God will bless me with a wonderful Man like yours someday!


  16. 166
    Anonymous says:

    I pray GOD has a Curtis for me one day!!! That is one of the sweetest things I've ever read! Blessings to both of you!

  17. 167
    Carrie says:

    Curtis- What an amazing post. That's what marriage is all about.

    @Roxanne Worsham. Thanks for encouraging all us single girls out there. It is much appreciated and needed! It's so cool how thankful you are to God for giving you your hubby!

  18. 168
    Jen H. says:

    You are a lucky girl!! (And I'm sure he's a very lucky guy, too!) Happy anniversary to you guys!

  19. 169
    Andrea R says:

    This was great! Happy Anniversary!
    I love the one about getting a C+ GPA. Hey a C equals a degree, LOL!
    Those of us that met our spouses in high school or college can totally relate.
    I married my high school sweetheart and we just celebrated our 13th year this month. Year 7 is a breeze.

  20. 170
    Values Mom says:

    Marriage is a gift from God. Happy Anniversary to you!

  21. 171
    Anonymous says:

    Made me think of the Rodney Atkins song too! Cleaning His Gun. You and Curtis are Awesome and so blessed. Happy Anniversary and Have a Blessed Day.

    Love your sister in Christ Sue

  22. 172
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the good cry, Curtis.
    How wonderful that you found each other.
    Bonnie from Roswell, GA

  23. 173
    Xena says:

    After 56 years on this earth and 30 years with the man God gave me, my life verse has come up to Prov. 31:25! A security only found in Christ to battle the wiles of this world and be able to laugh with abandon! Bless you two love birds and all your brood!!!

  24. 174
    Mishababy says:

    Oh My Word! June 15th is my anniversary too. Eighteen years!! We were in Savannah this weekend, having a grand time.

    Congrats! Isn't it wonderful to continue looking forward to many more wonderful years???


  25. 175
    Anonymous says:

    WOW, My sweet husband and I celebrated our 24th anniversary on Monday and just so you know it just keeps getting better. He purposed after 3 weeks of dating and we married 5 months later. God has been so good to us. Praise God.

  26. 176
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    What Curtis said to Amanda is so sweet…the Lord brought those two together perfectly:)


  27. 177
    Missy says:

    Sweet, sweet, sweet!!
    Happy Anniversary Curtis and Amanda!! 🙂

  28. 178
    Jeanneoli says:

    Praise the Lord for a sweet man that adores his lovely wife!!!

  29. 179
    Amy Jo says:



  30. 180
    Beth says:

    John 6:68
    Simon Peter answered, Lord to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life.
    Beth r
    Libety Lake Wa


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