THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Saturday, November 8, 2008

4 years and counting!

Thursday marked the fourth year that I have been married to my wonderful husband. On one hand I can't believe it has been four years, it feels like just yesterday. On the other hand I can hardly remember a time when we weren't married, feels like we have been together forever. To be fair we have been together for a total of 10 years this year, so the feeling like forever isn't too far fetched.

What a great four years it has been. I have absolutely enjoyed every minute of being married to Shay. Even though Nashville was a weird time for me I'm so thankful that we had that whole first year away from our family. It was a fun experience learning to rely on just the Lord and each other. I'm even more thankful Shay decided to stay married to me after that crazy year...ha ha. Granted we still don't live in the same town as our family but the hour and a half drive is a lot different than the four hour drive to Nashville.

Shay is truly my best friend. I feel very lucky that he agreed to our blind date 10 years ago. We got to spend the end of high school and college together. We really "grew up" together. I have the best memories of all of our years together. I love Mary Selwyn with all my heart and I'm thrilled that she is in our life but I think it is okay to think back on the days where it was just the two of us and long to relive one of those days every so often. I used to feel guilty thinking that but I'm thankful that those days were great enough that I would even want to relive one of them.

I believe that I have a fabulous husband. He is such a great caretaker and spiritual leader. He has given me a sweet, sweet family that I love more than anything and we are loving watching it grow. He is absolutely everything I could have ever imagined in a husband and father to my children. MSN adores her daddy. Enough with sap, I'm just thankful that the Lord has blessed me with Shay! Happy Anniversary to us!

A picture from our younger days.....what I wouldn't give to look like that again!

6 comments:

Kristen said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the "younger days" picture!!! And I love MSN in her costume!

Robin said...

What a sweet testimony to your husband. It gets better and better as the years pass . Happy Anniversary to a precious couple who we are so glad we have had the pleasure of getting to know. Love..Love..Robin

Ann-Marie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love you both.

Mitzi said...

That picture is a great starting point--- you are young and that is the first of many happy pictures. Keep a record of these milestones.
I want to see the high school pictures. Happy Anniversary and Shay....Mary Selwyn LOVES HER DADDY
Denise, you are the best mom. You hold it all together. Thank you both for letting us be a part of your lives.

Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary! That is amazing. So sweet!! Wishing you many more happy years!