Thursday, June 17, 2010


My head is spinning this morning. My mind is searching and finding memories, thoughts, and emotions that I felt 10 years ago today.

Today Shelley and I celebrate 10 years of marriage.

I remember the first time I saw Shelley walking into class our junior year of high school.

I remember Shelley being late for our date because of a malfunction at the hair salon, not knowing that I had a ring in my pocket and a plan that had to be adjusted.

I remember telling a friend in college that Shelley and I got engaged and being able to tell that he just didn't get it.

I remember loving 4 years of college, but anxiously waiting to be done so we could get married.

I remember a rehearsal dinner that didn't go as planned.

I remember sitting in an ER until 3AM the morning of our wedding with one of my groomsman that was sick.

I don't remember much of the day of the seems to have blurred together.

But I do remember one thing, I remember when I got to enter Shelley's room and see her. I still remember how beautiful she was in that white dress and hair pulled up. I remember our time together, the emotions we felt - the love we had for each other, the excitement of what's to come, and the realization that the day was finally here.

Now 10 years later, I think about the stages in our life that we have walked through and I am amazed. God has had his hand on our marriage and protected us. Shelley and I dreamed and God dreamed bigger. We tried to guess what our lives would be like, God knew.

10 years ago I loved a girl and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.

Today I love a girl and 5 beautiful kids....and I can't wait to see what is going to happen next.


  1. Gabe - you big teddy bear... wait, I think I need a kleenex.

    Seriously, the only thing better than getting to live out God's story is getting to do it with the one you love most. You guys are awesome! Enjoy your day!

  2. Ok, really Gabe? Must you make me cry every time you write??? ;o) What an amazing love letter to/about your beautiful Shelley. Happy Anniversary! I can't wait to see what God has in store for the two of you in the next 10 years.
    Love you guys!
    Lydia for the P. Millers