Today, Erica and I celebrate 13 years of marriage. We started dating 2 and a half years earlier, so we are celebrating around 15 and half years of being ‘together’.
Although, the first 6 months was a bit rough. We weren’t necessarily only dating each other. I was slow to make that dating commitment. Looking back on that whole scenario, I don’t know how right that was. I think the whole dating paradigm in our culture is messed up. However, we are conditioning our kids from kindergarden to follow in our footsteps. (but I digress)
Erica and I have a fantastic marriage. We love each other deeply. God has created in us a relationship that is authentic, raw, intimate. We are best friends. When I want to spend time with one person, it is Erica.
Over 13 years, we have traveled up and down on the path of relationship. We have seen amazing personal success, friendships, God move in miracles. We have received difficult phone calls, bad diagnosis, and tough conversations with parents.
We enjoy great conversation over delicious coffee. We also wade through honest discussion on our insecurities and temptations. Many days we laugh so hard that it hurts. We pray together often as a couple and family. There are times during some days that we really don’t like each other or want to talk to each other. Sometimes, we raise our voice at each other. We allow for some ‘cooling’ time and we always reconcile our differences and respect one another’s opinion.
I am sure that when we look back after 20 years or 30 years, I could read this blog and realize that I had ‘so much more to learn’. I know that will happen. However, if I am going to travel that road and learn so much more, I want to go with Erica by my side.
Posted on January 9, 2012, in My Family. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
Congrats and Happy Anniversary! That was so sweet, Robin! I’m so happy for you guys. 🙂
Congratulations on your anniversary. May God grant you baker’s dozens more. We just celebrated our 17th anniversary and in February we will have (mostly) enjoyed being together for 21 years. LOL. Have fun celebrating.
Beautifully written!!!!! Congratulations!!!! I love y’all, mom…
So precious! So happy that you have both been able to do so much in such a short time- it’s with God’s help, but still, so much has been accomplished for God by the two of you.
God bless you both and your children.
Happy Anniversary to the two of you!! Sure love and respect the both of you a bunch!!! We need a family night soon!!
Happy Anniversary Pastor Robin and Erica! Truly the Lord brought you together and has His hand on your life and ministry! So proud of both of you! In Christ’s Love, Laddie