Saturday, March 17, 2007

Cheaper By The Dozen?

Today marks a very special day. It is our 12th anniversary. I am amazed each time I reflect back on this same day 12 years ago and all the things that had to happen in order for a loving Heavenly Father to put us in a position to cross each other’s path.

President Hinckley once stated that he could trace back everything good that has happened in his life to his mission. I would imagine that I could also make such a declaration. As odd as this may sound, it was because of my stubbornness [for what seemed more like selfish reasons at that time], that I did not extend my mission [at my mission president’s request]. As such, this allowed me to return to my homeland just in time to register for school [pick up the scraps of classes that were left], and it was in this same semester that I found my future wife, in the same 200+ seating-auditorium classroom.

Of course there were many other things that happened in those previous 21 years that had to happen to get me to the point of serving a mission and I will not go into to all’ll just have to read my journal and piece it all together.

The bottom line is, I can’t imagine my life without her [and our 4 chillins]. She has been and forever will be my pillar of strength, my best friend, and confidant [just to name a few of the roles that she plays in my life]. So while it may not be cheaper by the dozen, it certainly seems to be better by the dozen. Here is to another 12 and many more dozen to come.

♣♣♣♣♣♣and a Happy St. Patricks to all y'all.♣♣♣♣♣♣


~cari~ said...

Lyle, that was beautiful! Congratulations on the big 1 2!

Anonymous said...

Happy 12. You make it look easy.

compulsive writer said...

Happy Anniversary!

mayday said...

Congrats! You guys are awesome. Many more than 12 more to come I hope.

Queen Scarlett said...

Congrats - Happy Anniversary!!! Bravo.

Papa J said...

A good day to get married. Green stands for hope in the Latin cultures.

Happy Anniversary!

Pappy Yokum said...

Happy Anniversary, Bro! So, what you left out is what did you get her for your anniversary? Tell us, tell us, we're all dying to know!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

12 years and only 4 chillins? Tsk, tsk, you must not be following the Big Book Of Infidel Family Planning. We had us 6 little crumb catchers by the time we hit our 8th anniversary. Like I always say, though, it's definitely not cheaper by the half-dozen. :(

Congratulations on your anniversary. Party time! Woot!

Hey Jude! said...

Awww! You guys look so cute! Happy aniversary!

Carrotjello said...

Congratulations! Now, where can we read that journal at?

Lyle said...

Cari- You’re too kind

Davey- Come to Lubbock in a runaway Fed-ex Truck and I’ll show you how it’s done.

Compulsive- Thanks

Mayday- I like to remind the wiffy that she signed on for at least a full eternity. Only afterwards does she have the option to opt out.

Papa j- Hope is a great thing to have in a marriage

Pappy- So, enquiring minds want to know do they? We escaped the paparazzi, we’ll escape your questions too.

Elastic- remember the story of the tortoise and the hare…the tortoise won.

Hey jude- flattery will get you very far with us

Carrot- just as soon as a publisher backs up a Wells Fargo truck to my front door, the book will be rolling off the press and into a Barnes and Noble near you.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Big talk from the tortoise that be two chillins behind the fast breeding hare. You have to have THREE to beat me, sucker. I guess I have time to take a nap next to the baby racetrack after all. No worry of you catching up.