1.11.2009

On Time and Love





"The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If this quote is true, [and I think it is], then I have incurred an enormous debt. Mark is thoughtful, funny, patient, bright, hard-working, spiritually in tune, cute, and there is no one who loves his family more than he does. We will be celebrating a big anniversary this year [not till December - -but it's coming!] and as I think back over the years we've shared, I realize that the debt I owe does defy calculation.

He has enriched my life in so many ways, and has made my life more fun, more exciting, and more secure. As we have moved across the country and back, I have learned things I could learn no other way. Having grown up in one house and one small town, moving was foreign to me until we were married. Then it became a way of life, a new adventure. But even when I was nervous about it, I always had Mark with me and as time passed, our family as well.

How lucky [blessed, really] I am. And how thankful I am that I do have an eternity to repay the debt that I owe.

14 comments:

Mel said...

I love that quote. What wonderful pictures.

Melissa said...

You are so sweet. Great quote.

Ashley said...

sweet, sweet post! you are both so blessed to have each other.

MiaKatia said...

What a great testament to love. To have shared so much life together and to love each other through the good and the bad. I think you give hope and courage to all of us hoping to be celebrating that big anniversary some day.

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

beautiful words for such a great guy!! You two are such a good example to me.....I love that you STILL love each other! :) Any more it is rare....thank you for sharing it with us.

Christina said...

Such a sweet post, Jan. So fun to have a big anniversary coming!

Natalie Scott said...

Aaah, I adore the two of you! Some of us are just so fortunate to spend our lives with THAT person.

Darleen said...

Sweet and tender post! Lucky to have an eternal companion.

Cammie said...

Time and Love are two of the most facsinating things, don't you think?

Andrea said...

What sweet and thoughtful words to say about the person you love! It is inspiring!

And on another note, Aleah misses you SO MUCH too. So if you ever change your mind ... :)

Carrie said...

Jan, I love the pictures. It is so fun to see your family. I'm glad y'all moved to TN. Y'all were such an intregal part of our ward and I can only imagine the effect you've had on others where you've been. We love you!

100 Percent Cottam said...

he's a goodie, that's for sure. you are too! :)

Chris and Tara Mason said...

You are both are great and lucky!

Kristi said...

Ok, you two are about the most adorable!!! I loved your sweet post. You are both lucky to have eachother, I am for sure!!!