If you want to know our story, I have written a post or two about it, you can read it here or here.
Wedding day - August 12, 1998
Look at that? How young we were, how little did we know about life, and what huge changes we would go through.
Looking back, I obviously had no idea what my life was going to be like, I was a girl who had been raised in South Africa, a very different upbringing and culture to the United States. Two people from completely different worlds, really, but pulled together by God. That I have no doubt about, this was God's doing and I saw it every day in the smallest of things and the biggest of obstacles we encountered.
He has always been there, through the good and the bad. He IS the glue that holds our marriage together because without Him, I can guarantee you that we wouldn't be here celebrating 16 years of marriage.
I can't imagine my life without Curt, and yes there are times I want to hurt him LOL But, I truly can't even imagine going through my every day life without him by my side.
He is my rock, he is my hero, he is everything I have ever wanted in a husband and a father to my children. He makes me laugh, he makes me cry, he teaches me something new every single day, and he pushes me to learn and never stop learning. He is incredibly smart, hard working, a man of God.
Thank you Curt, for being my husband, my best friend, my soulmate. I love you more than words could ever say and I feel extremely blessed to be called your wife.
Here's to another 16 years, at the very least!!!
Edit: We never really give each other anything on our Anniversary, we believe in celebrating our life together every day and not just waiting for a specific moment to do so.
This morning though, my husband surprised me with this. He knows me so well, and the fact that he does is what makes me love him even more.