...I married J. Kyle Parker.
Little did I know that it would be a crazy and wild ride. On one's anniversary one does a lot of looking back at what has happened not only over the last year, but also over the years that one has been married. There are a lot of good things to remember, and a lot of adventures for Kyle and me. Little did I know that just about this time as the ceremony was over in Dallas, Texas that I would end up in Eugene, Oregon being a senior pastor's wife. There is no judgement in that statement for the good or the bad - I don't remember thinking a whole lot about where we would be in 12 years. Of course, I would say that is a theme in my life. I study art in school because I loved it, and not because I thought it was a great plan of opportunity for my life! :) I am not too much of a dreamer. I knew that I loved Kyle, and that he would take me places. It was his job to dream it, and my job to make the details come together!
I have loved the last 12 years of marriage with all the ups, downs, and in betweens. I love being where we are now. I love that I can say I have known Kyle for 16 years come this August. I love that I love Kyle more today than I did on our wedding day because I know his heart more today than I did 12 years ago! I love our life with the kids - all the joys and frustrations that brings. I am thankful to God for granting me this life! May I always be this thankful.
Happy Anniversary Kyle Parker!