The leaders of our Wednesday morning bible study are taking turns sharing our stories. Our testimonies of faith. What a joyful encouragement to hear how creatively and perfectly God is using each one of these special women for the glory of His Kingdom.
Husband and I retraced our steps to the beginnings of our story last weekend. We took our birthday girl to San Francisco to explore the the City by the Bay and enjoy some rare one-on-one time with Little número tres.
She rolled her eyes, with eight year old precision, as I reminisced how her daddy and I began our love story. On a glorious November day in 1996, smack dab on the Golden Gate Bridge Husband planted a swoon worthy kiss on my lips and boldly (and rather publicly I might add) announced that he was going to marry me. A few months after the declaration, he made true on his word and proposed in the pouring rain on bended knee with the ring that I wear to this day.
I can’t find the photo we troubled a fellow tourist to take of us that day, but our budding photographer snapped this shot on Saturday to commemorate the moment.
I spent the weekend praising God for wooing Husband and I to each other and for choosing such a glorious backdrop for us to begin our story together.
Some day our Little will have her own story to share. And, rather than ‘dying of embarrassment’ I suspect she’ll embrace the story of the kiss on the bridge that started it all.
San Francisco 2011
Happy Beginnings! Happy Birthday!
Brooke McGlothlin says
Aren’t you absolutely beautiful 😉 I love hearing these stories about how God brings two hearts together. My own story is equally as special…and I still get mushy thinking about it. Sometimes I take my wedding band off and just wear my engagement ring. I remember how special and glorious it made me feel to wear it…how I would gaze at it and dream of the future. I think it’s good for a girl to remember and dream a little every now and again 😉
Shelli @ Hopefully Devoted says
Aaah, I love your story! God weaves us together in wonderful ways, but none more wonderful than the joining of a man and a woman.
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
Great backdrop, great story and beautiful daughter. Stopping by from iFellowship.
Renee Ann says
What a sweet story! I so enjoy seeing pics when I visit someone site. It helps give a sense of who they are–and your pics are great. I’m visiting from iFellowship. Blessings!
Larri @ Seams Inspired says
What a beautiful family and beautiful post. God has certainly blessed you. Thank you for sharing your heart today. Happy Birthday, Little! 🙂
What a wonderful story!!! Love, love, love the pictures!
So sweet! Dropping by from AHE!
I love the symbolism of the bridge in the beginning of your love story! You and Tony have been “bridges” in so many capacities for so many people. I rejoice that you are on the journey together!
As one who was there on the night they met, and who caught them stealing a kiss in an alleyway several weeks later, I can attest: These two hearts are meant for each other.