Monday, February 14, 2011


I've come a long way since meeting my sweetheart. 

My 30th high school reunion is this summer.
As people prepare and plan for this event I have come in contact with many people that I haven't seen in a very long time. It's interesting to get a glimpse into where choices and circumstances have taken them over the years.

I've also thought about where I was when I graduated from high school and where I am now. Many people have influenced my life but none so great as my wonderful husband. While both of us are far from perfect he really does bring out the best in me.

I believe more in my abilities and my capabilities.
I have done things and accomplished things I wasn't sure I could do.
I have learned things about the world, the gospel and myself that I'm not sure I would have learned without his love, example and encouragement. He is always there offering support when I was discouraged or frustrated. He has helped me see things more clearly, be more practical and not try to do everything. He has made me laugh, worked knots out of my back until his hands ached, and held me close when I've been sad.

I still have a lot to learn but I'm glad I don't have to do it alone.
I love you sweetie!


Grandma T. said...

You two don't look a day older now than on your wedding day. Well, maybe Mark's hair has a little salt in with the paprika!!
XOXO to both of you.

Amy said...

Happy Valentine's Day Mom and Dad! Glad you two got married!

Celisa said...

Love the wedding photo- you two look great together, then and now!

MZ said...

I'm just now seeing your blog post...Thanks for such a nice post. I definitely could say the same about you! You have brought out the best in me and you continually inspire me to want to be better. I love you too!

MZ said...

And Mom, I think you might want to get your eyes checked!