Ten Days to Ten Years: Day 10

23 Jun

Okay, dear friends, In writing about our wedding day for the past nine days I’ve done my best to spare you a lot of mush, but today is our actual anniversary, and so like it or not, it’s about to get sappy around here.

Happy Anniversary, dear husband,

From the moment you first gently put your hand on the small of my back as we entered Pietro’s over ten years ago I knew that you would be the one to gently encourage and push me, to guard me, and to have my back in all situations.  The first time I was sick after we began dating and you made me take cough medicine I knew you would always take care of me, and go out of your way for my comfort.

And when I joined you for dinner at your family table and we sat chatting for hours with your parents before you and your dad got up and cleared the dishes I knew our life would be full of openness, long talks, kindness and responsibility.  On evenings when I would go on a rant and attempt to gossip or overdramatically speculate you didn’t take my bait or let me dwell on the untrue, and I knew that you would bring out the best in me and not let the worst flourish.  When you pulled out The Lord of the Rings trilogy to read aloud to me I knew our children would grow up with beautiful imaginations and a love of learning.   And as you joined me in my desire for a Sunday morning Divine Service wedding it was obvious that the foundation for our marriage would be the forgiveness of Christ who united us.

I know it’s impolite to say this, but, “I was right!”  You, and our life are all those things and more.  Thank you.  Thank you, thank you.

Jerry, I love you, thank you for loving me.  Thank you for this decade, and thank you in advance for all the decades to come.


Okay folks, mush out.  (But I do totally dig that man.)

4 Responses to “Ten Days to Ten Years: Day 10”

  1. Jerry and Pam Hammond at 11:21 am #

    To Christina and Jerry too.
    What a beautiful tribute you have written….on Friday the 29th we will chalk up 50 years….the very best years we could possibly ask for…now in our twilight years we have many blessings in the form of grandchildren and great grandchildren….may you be blessed with such a long and loving marriage as we have had…..I am sure from your writing of your first 10 years you too shall be blessed the same as we are being blessed..
    Much love to both of you and your little family……
    Jerry and Pam Hammond……

    • Christina Joy at 3:56 pm #

      Thank you so much, and congratulations on your 50 years together! Thanks be to God!

  2. Adriana @ Classical Quest at 6:05 pm #

    This made me cry… SO BEAUTIFUL!!
    Love in Christ,

    • Christina Joy at 8:35 pm #

      Thank you, as much as I write I’d never written to Jerry before, it was a nice change of pace.

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