We link hands as we walk these sandy beaches, these packed dirt paths, these city streets because they are ours to travel. And we only get the once.
We chose those stretches of years ago to work, to co-labor, to lug and place the pieces as they come.
We vowed to forgive and find beauty in the unlovely and all the twists and knots of one other.
Over time we learned to notice more the color that wraps even long, bland days.
We praise God together
and try to remember just how small we are.
We know we need lots of fine cheese,
some mighty sweet 80’s ballads and doses of all manner of fun to keep us fueled.
Throw some good people watching into the mix, and we’re golden.
It’s joy to have you as the man at my side — the one who wants to know me better,
who cradles with me the good of the moment
and waits patiently while I pick up souvenirs along the way.
It’s joy to laugh and lean against my dearest friend and recount our journey.
When we fall into bed, I exhale long from the day that’s drawn closed and say thank you.
I’m glad it’s you I lace up shoes with the next day,
to do it all again.
Thank you for walking with me, my love.
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What a precious treasure this love of yours!
Thank you, Mama. Grateful.
Only you can express your love in such an awesome, inspiring way. Mike is the blessed one to have you, my sweet niece!
Thank you, Auntie. He’s a good one, I tell ya. :)
So glad God brought you two together 14 years ago…what a beautiful relationship you have, & an example you are to others! Thanks for sharing a bit of your love through your beautiful words & pictures.
Thank you, Becca. xoxo
What a gift you guys have in your friendship and marriage. God is so good. Congratulations on 14 years. We’ll be celebrating our 14th anniversary next month.
Happy anniversary to you too, Alia!
your wedding day is even more beautiful as i look back from this perspective of 14 years. love the time together just being yourselves & taking a breath away from little girls who love to wiggle their way between mom & dad. was thinking we might have to skip our night away this year for our #13 because of $$$…but looking at these pics…oh no. it is sacred time! like i says…your covenant is inspiring to me, mrs. larkin!
love you both…
xoxo mrs. miller
Thanks, Mrs. Miller. You and Mr. Miller need this, I tell ya. Go forth and celebrate!
i love you both. happy anniversary! and i love the pic of Mike intently reading Redbook. he has been married a long time now ;)
Isn’t that hysterical? His friends won’t ever let him live that one down.
So sweet. Happy Anniversary Ash! I’m still chuckling over the “people watching” couple at the beach. So funny. That’ll probably be JIm & I in a few years…just hoping to discover the millions of dollars buried at the beach! :-)
Mike and I would love to watch you and Jim unearth those treasures. You’re gonna be rich…rich I tell you! :)
I love how you did this! Very creative. What a sweet way to capture 14 years. My favorite line was
I’m glad it’s you I lace up shoes with the next day, to do it all again.
Precious. Happy anniversary~
Thanks so much, Aubrey! I really appreciate your comment.
You just made my heart smile.
Beautiful in pictures and words. You two have a precious gift of love, faith and friendship .Love you. Mom
I was anticipating this and knew it would be beautiful. What an example you are!
Your love and dedication to marriage and family continues to grow. I am fortunate to be able to observe this loving environment that nurtures your marriage and home. Much love and Congratulations! Papi