Monday, July 7, 2008

In Love

(courtesy camera phone)
(WARNING: following post is MUSHY!...if you feel like gagging, I'll understand)
On July 5th David and I celebrated our six-year anniversary. We went to the Houston Temple and out to a seafood dinner! Seriously... such a great day! I love him! I just kept thinking back to all that has happened in the 11 years I have known (and loved) him. I'm just so so blessed. Blessed... even though the trials and responsibilities are much heavier now than they ever were at 16, we can still love and laugh just like we did when we were kids. David is my best friend. He knows me better than anyone on this earth (and still loves me...that's the amazing part). I love the calmness and peace I feel around him. I'm safe, I'm loved, I'm smart and capable and valued...that's how I feel when he's around. There is NO ONE I'd rather have on a deserted island, he is MacGyver. I'm spoiled by his talents, I believe he can make, fix, rig-up or do anything! But, the kicker is that he changes diapers! Granted, this was an acquired (re:requested) skill, but he does it nonetheless! I'm not sure there is anything that melts my heart quicker than seeing him with his children. He reads, and dresses, and cuddles, and sings and brushes teeth and puts in hair clips, and searches for lost blankies. When our kids wake up in the middle of the night, or have an accident, David is the one that jumps out of bed! One day our kids will realize what a unique blessing this is in their lives. He truly cares for their needs, he serves them, he loves them. Gosh, I really hope we have at least 80 more years of life together on this earth, but if we don't, how grateful I am, what a beautiful choice we made, to be sealed for eternity in the temple. May we always live worthy of the promises made, because eternity with David sounds like heaven to me!

16 comments:

Zach 'n' Jack said...

oh man....you guys are so the cutest couple I've ever seen!! Happy Anniversary, I'm glad you had a fantastic day - three cheers for great hubbies who make it all possible!!!!! ps...yeah, you are gorgeous. Definitely.

Stacy F said...

Awwww how sweet. Not too mushy at all. Love the pictures too, you guys are adorable!

K2 said...

That is so sweet. I am so glad that you and David are together. I'll never forget meeting him for the first time and being impressed even when you were in high school! I love you guys!

Missy said...

Happy Anniversary Tara! You guys are adorable and I love reading posts about spouses...it makes you so grateful to have that person in your own life. Congrats to you two! It sounds like the perfect day.

dixonfamily said...

Happy Anniversary!! Sounds like a great day! You guys are fabulous together!! How blessed we are to know what we know and to be sealed to some great men! It really doesn't get better than that!

PAINTER said...

I love you too Tara. Thank you for making all of those years worth it. Here is to many many more. XOXO

~The Stevens Family~ said...

You guys are such a gorgeous couple! I think the first time I really ever hung out with you was when we had girls night at Amy's house and we went around the room sharing stories and you talked about the first time you met Dave. Such a great love story! Happy Anniversary!

Charla said...

You are soooooo in love after all that time and I love it! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Matt and I also just had our 6 year Anniversary on June 28th. Don't you feel so blessed? Well reading what you said I know you do. I feel sooooo blessed! Don't worry what you wrote was not too mushy...but Very Sweet and special.

the boyd family said...

awww, happy anniversary! (how sweet!)

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary Tara and David! I still remember you telling me all about David the day after you meet him. You and I were working at the YMCA and you came in to work after me and told me all about him. Glad you are still so happy and in love!

Rapp Family said...

I just love looking at your blog. It takes me forever to get a chance to, so I have always have tons of entries to go through. Everything is so beautiful! I love what you write and the pictures are amazing. You all look so good! What an artist you are, in so many ways. I'm inspired everytime I read anything you've written. You are defintitely right about Dave, he is amazing. You are both so lucky to have eachother. So glad to see you happy!

Frau Bailey said...

Isn't being in Love one of the bests feelings in the world???!!!
I love you both very much.
Happy Anniversary!

Zach 'n' Jack said...

The scrubs came from their Uncle Jace who is in dental school at UW - I guess he got them at the school bookstore! I love them, I can't believe they make them that small either! And my question for you- how did you make your cute header for your blog??

Amy said...

Wait, is that a dress? I can't tell. Wear that to the wedding. So cute! Happy Anniversary!

Kyle & Jill Revell said...

So sweet! Happy Anniversary! You guys are a great couple.

Kathy said...

The David Painter Family.....

How weird and wonderful to find your blog. I found it through a blog on Cheryl Kanenwisher's blog, so it is a couple of blogs deep. LOL Anyway, I have not seen you in awhile. Don't know if you remember me. I am Mike Rogers' mother, Kathy. I remember you two fondly. I even have pictures of the two of you from a dinner and dance that you doubled with Mike and your sister.

How fabulous that you have 2 children and have been married for 6 years. I am so proud of you and the commitment and covenants you have made. You are truly blessed. There is nothing more fabulous than a good marriage with your best friend. Yes Eternity will be better with someone you like and with the addition of children, life is good. BTW - Mike is getting married in October. You can email me and it would be great to catch up. I know Mike would love to know what you have been up to. maam2mykids@gmail.com