12 years ago today, we were married!
We were married outside, in nature, just as I'd always wanted. We'd saved for a year, and zipped off to Kauai for the most amazing honeymoon (minus mai tais for me since I wasn't old enough to drink). :) That was the first of many adventures we've shared. In the 5 years before we had kids, we visited Maui, backpacked Tahoe and Catalina Island, snowboarded as much as finances allowed in the Winter, and camped all over California. Zac put me through school while he was in a 5 year apprenticeship program where he attended school two nights a week himself, while working full time. I got an AA, BA, and teaching credential. And Zac graduated to a journeymen position and was instantly given foreman work. And then the REAL adventure began. We bought a house! And we started to fill those rooms with babies!
Today I celebrate Zac. I celebrate the wonderful husband he is. He is doting, selfless, and hardworking. He provides for our family financially, and then comes home and provides for us all emotionally. I celebrate the wonderful father he is. He is concerned, involved, patient, willing, and positive. He spends evenings searching the web for school ideas, and rest times watching documentaries with the kids.
He is simply amazing, and I thank God for this man. He has so richly blessed my life.
(a few pics from our digital days, on)
Psalm 127: 3-5
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!