Tuesday, August 2, 2011

An Even Happier Day

Oh Happy Day...... After the pastor announced, "I now present to you Mr. and Mrs. Tyson Griffin"... applause.....we walked down the aisle to "Oh Happy Day".  And it was a happy day.  In my mind, it was the happiest day ever.  At that time, I couldn't imagine a happier day.  I was even slightly depressed thinking nothing would ever compare to this day.  It couldn't get any better.  I had no idea. 

Our wedding day wasn't the culminating event to our loooooonnnngggg dating relationship, it was just the beginning of an amazing journey.  Tyson and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary.  Including the 6 1/2 years of dating, (the reason our song is "At Last"),we have been together for almost 17 years! 

We met at Dalton College.  I was 18.  Tyson was 19.  It was the second semester of our freshman year.  We had almost every class together.  We even had ping pong class together.  Let me say, he acted so crazy in that class.  Diving and turning flips just to return a ping pong ball?  Well, he had me!  And that is how it all began.

The last 17 years of my life have been amazing, not because they have been perfect, but because I have spent them with my best friend.  We have laughed, cried, yelled, had children/gotten children, traveled the world, and just done nothing together.  For our anniversary we took a trip to Punta Cana, Domincan Republic, (no children allowed).  I have to say, I love my kids, and I love to go places with them, but there is nothing like being with my husband and actually talking to him.  Sometimes I think our culture tries to make us moms feel guilty for leaving our children.  How could we leave our children for that long?  How could we be that far away from them?  To anyone who feels that way, let me assure you, it is one of the best things we have ever done for our marriage and for our children. 

To my husband, my best friend, Tyson, I always tell you that you are the man of my dreams, but that isn't true.  I never dreamed I would be married to a man like you.  You love me, which is amazing in itself.  You support me and applaud me.  I love to watch you with our kids.  The crazy loud wrestling with the boys, and now a little more gentle side with our daughter.   More than anything, I am so secure with you because you are so secure in the Lord.   Thank you for leading our family to the Lord.  I can not wait to see where the Lord takes us next!

Ten years Later....

1 comment:

  1. whoa! Hot mama!!! you look awesome! I love it and I am so happy yall got to go! :) I want to see more pictures soon!