Thursday, December 14, 2006

15 years today

14 december 2006. been married to this man for 15 years. what a priveledge. what a blessing.
i love, love, love him. he treats me like a princess, he calls me his lovely, he is kind and affectionate. he is assertive and a little bossy sometimes (really!) but to me he is awesome. he's got faults (so have i... lots!), but my love and its hope are fadeless under all circumstances. i know that if not for the grace of God, we might not be here today. but we are and my deepest and most sincere thanks go to God today. Thank you Lord that you have been faithful in your promises to us all these years. A three stranded cord cannot be broken. there is not enough words to say my thanks to God. and Jaco. i love you babe!

1 Cor 13 in the message says: Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, Doesn't have a swelled head, Doesn't force itself on others, Isn't always "me first," Doesn't fly off the handle, Doesn't keep score of the sins of others, Doesn't revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.

--------> it's actually Thursday morning (midnight) as i am typing this. we are leaving early in the morning to have a little fun time before Jaco goes to work @ 3. so i will be updating this post later this afternoon sometime. then i will post my album page and tell you about our day. and pick a winner for day 2. so, if you are reading this, and you have not done so already, you can still leave a comment for the day 2 rak. and leave one for today's rak too...

ya'll left really heartfelt comments about your best friends! i am telling you, i was amazed! and so many of you said it's your hubbies! WOW! of course Jaku (this is how i spell his name) is my bffeaeae (best friend for ever and ever and ever)!! so tell me how long have YOU been married and what's the best part of it for you? for me it's been the incredible connectedness that i have with him that i don't share with any other person on earth. he will know exactly what i am thinking with just one look, because we know each other so well. we share hearts and minds, feelings and spirit.

oh! and your music preferences (of a day ago) cost Jaku a few $ on iTunes! but shhhh! hee-hee

love and a kiss


Anonymous said...

First off - Happy anniversary - Today is my darling dad's birthday too (the best dad in the world- Love you Dad!) so I'm sure to remember your anniversary for years to come. I hope you both have a loving day together.
I have been married to my husband Dale for 7 years and he truly understands me... he knows what mood I'm in just by hearing the first word. He spoils me and really supports my scrapbooking obsession (what a gem). Love him to bits.
SA Scrapper
Lesley Otto

brenda (mizweb) said...

Congrats on yoru 15th wedding anniversary!!!!

nat said...

Congratulations to the happy couple!

christaw said...

Happy Anniversary!! I have been married 8 1/2 years and the best part is my hubby is my best friend.

jacqui said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary. I've been married for 8 years and I have to agree with you, it's the connectedness that I don't have with any other person. Thanks for my card. I got it in the mail today.

Anonymous said...

I have been married to my husband for 13 years(but we have been together for 20) we were high school sweethearts. My favorite part is how much we know each other, we were 15 & 16 when we met. He is my best friend, he makes me laugh (all the time), and for some reason as time goes by things get better.....
Oh and Happy anniversary...STaci cal

Cammeron said...

Congratulations!! My hubby and I have only been married 4 1/2 years, but he is my high school sweetie and our families go way back, so that is really cool :)

Peter and Roslyn said...

Congratulations Wilna (en Jaco)!!

I am still a newlywed, we haven't made it to one year yet, *counting on fingers* we've been married for nine months but on 11 March 2007 will be one year. THe best part for me so far is that I feel like I am part of a team. We are very very close and we have no secrets from each other. He and I against the world... I love him so much!

Patty Schaffer said...

I have been married for over 12 1/2 years.
hhmmmmm. You make me sit here and think....I guess the best part about being married to my husband is knowing that he loves me unconditionally. Even though I have faults, he loves me.
He was my high school crush (secretly!), although we didn't have our first date until my junior year of college. We've been together ever since that night!

Christyne said...

Hi! We've been married for just over 15 years! The best part? He knows me like no other...can read my thoughts and knows just what to say and do at just the right time...

Dawn said...

Happy anniversary and may you have many more happy years...each richer, warmer, lovelier than the last..

Dh and I have been married for 34+ years..we dated four years prior to the wedding...( I was a mere babe :o)hee)
The best part? We have a history together that we KNOW and it is unique to us..words are not necessary..yes, a connectedness...tied together with music from almost four decades :o)...and an unconditional love based on the WORD!
Enjoy your special day, Wilna and Jaku..

Jenifer said...

Our anniversary is on the 16th and it will be 7 years but we have known each other for about 18 years (we went to jr high together) Happy anniversary!!
Jenifer Cowles

Joyous said...

I've been married for the best almost 9 months of my life, and my favorite part is just spending time with him, I love the extra eight hours I get to spend sleeping next to him at night. :)

Lauren said...

Happy, happy day to the two of you! I've been married for 12 years, and the best part about it is, that he gets me. All of my quirks, my annoying little habits, the irritating things I do, he gets them all and loves every single bit of me, like no other! And I him!
Thanks for the reimnder that I have a great hubby!

beth said...

Happy 15th Anniversary Jaco & Wilna!
My husband and I are still newlyweds... we will be celebrating our 12th anniversary in February! Amazing, but that is how we feel. God has been so good to us. We truly are one!
Love you,

Dale Anne said...


I've been married 30 years and somedays its still hard, but most days I can say we complete each other.

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversay!

God has blessed my husband, Richard, and i with 13 years of favorite part is everynight he reads from the bible to me, it is such a wonderful way to end the day :D

Di (Spot-On) said...

We've been married 8years (8 sept 1998). We got married in a hot air balloon. The best part for me is getting to be with my best friend for the rest of our lives. He makes me laugh so much. I nearly lost him 2 years ago when he got some heart troubles, I cannot begin to tell you how that felt! Just being in the same room as him, hearing him on the phone, makes me happy

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary, may the Lord bless you both with many more years filled with happiness and love.

Me & Carlos have been married for 10 precious years. He is such an amazing person, so caring, understanding & we are so passionate about each other. He is the best gift in my life.

Lots of Love

Marla said...

HI Wilna! HUGE congrats to you on your anniversary - so proud of you guys!!! My hubby and I have been married for six years. But it's neat to say that we've known each other for over half of our lives - neat huh? We grew up together and were highschool sweethearts - that's the amazing thing about him. He REALLY knows me (and I him). Guess that's what 20 years does!

jill s said...


i've been married for ALMOST 6 years!

i love that i get to hang out with my best friend every day!

AND...he's the best daddy ever!

sarah said...

Happy anniversary Wilna and Jacu. We got married 5 years ago on the 22nd December. The most perfect winter day, blue skies and cold air but i totally loved my day. The best part of it for me is that we are 'team' united in our pursuit of God, kids, family, health..etc etc.

have a wonderful day celebrating


Gary said...

Happy Anniversary Jaco and Wilna!!!
My wife and I celebrate 12 years this February and Every year just gets sweeter. She is truly my Best Friend.
The most amazing thing about her is that smile that she reserves only for me. Sometimes she shoots it accross a crowded room and catches me by surprise, and WOW what a feeling!
It has become the thing I first look for everyday I arrive home from work. I race through the door and without fail there it is.
God has richly blessed us! Have a great day!

RN4JCHRIST said...

My hubby and I have been married 8 yrs this year!
The best part of our marriage is that we are so meant to be. Either through finishing one anothers thoughts, or knowing exactly how the other would feel or react to something, God made us to be the perfect "lock & key" for each other! =) ~Dawn

Barbara Zea said...

Jon and I have been married for 2 1/2 years ... but we have known each other for over 10 years.
The best spending time with him. Not really doing anything but just enjoying each other's company.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the 15years of marriage. It looks like the two of you are still newlyweds.
I have been married for 12years
and have 2 wonderful daughters.
I think it gets better every year!

Fran Heupel

micayla said...

First of, CONGRATS on 15 years of marriage. That is such an achievement!!! Im so glad you are both still all loved up!!
Im not married yet, but have been with my partner for 6 years in January, We are engaged and have our own house, but we feel we are not ready to tie the knot just yet!!! Im still in love with him, get butterflies, miss him like crazy and he feels the same. OH how much fun to be in love!!!!

Sophia said...

Congrats Wilna, awesome!!!

Huby and I have been married for 5 years now, they have gone by so quick it is scary.

Knowing that I have that special person to come home to, who cares for me...and loves me know matter what.

denean said...


DH & I will celebrate our 6th on Dec 23rd. It will be our 10th year together. I am truely blessed to have such a wonderufl man!!