Happy Anniversary to me and my hubby!

Today, Gene and I celebrate 6 years of marital bliss. Well, ok – at least there has been more bliss than otherwise. 🙂

I’m gonna get mushy, so if you don’t like that, you’d better just skip today’s post.

I met Gene in October of 2001. He was actually engaged to another girl, and I was dating his brother. Yes, it’s true. His brother and I knew things weren’t going to work between us, and things ended pretty mutually.

Things happened, and a few weeks after we met, Gene and his fiance broke up. We started dating right after that, and have been together ever since.

We were engaged in May, 2002 and married that September. It sounds rushed, and maybe to some people it was, but Gene and I both knew we were who God had intended for us.

Our wedding was amazing, despite some of the people who were in it. LOL. It was a gorgeous September day – hot as hell fire, if I remember correctly, but just as beautiful as it could be. Ashley was my Maid of Honor, and did such a great job. We had a special part in the ceremony where we gave Ashley a necklace and prayed together to signify the three of us becoming one family. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. From that day forward, Gene has loved and treated Ashley like his own. You’d never know otherwise. He’s been so good to me and her.

Here we are on that day:

Look how young and skinny I was! 🙂

Here we are 6 years later. We’ve added 3 – almost 4!! – kids to our crew in those 6 years, and are even happier than the day we got married.

I am so glad that God gave Gene to me. He has been my rock, my comforter, my guide, and my one true love. Since we moved down to Georgia, all that has become even more true. He has also added Spiritual leader to the list and has done a wonderful job of doing so. He adores our kids and is an amazing father. PLUS, he’s a really great kisser. 😉

This is the man I get to spend the rest of my life with, and I’m the luckiest girl in the world!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    SissyMerks says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful bride and groom! Happy Anniversary!

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    Lol about dating his brother. What did your MIL think?
    At least you have a good kisser. John is so not.

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