Monday, June 16, 2008

Why Not?


Today is my wedding anniversary. Chris and I have been married 18 years. It's hard to believe. Sometimes it seems like yesterday, and sometimes it feels like a lifetime has passed. I made this card to give to Chris. The photo is of us on our wedding day. Geez, we were young! ;)

The background is the Scalloped Tile Backgrounder and the sentiment is from Motivational Centers. Both are from Cornish Heritage Farms. Cardstock and brads are from SU!. The gorgeous 1" black organdy ribbon is from Flourishes.

You might think this is an odd sentiment for an anniversary card, but really it describes our marriage perfectly. Over the years, there have been a lot of "Why Nots" in response to our own questions: Is it time to start a family? Should we have child #2? Should I get my Masters Degree? Should Chris start his own business? Should we move to a new home? Should we have child #3? Should we try again after our miscarriage? Should we have child #4? Should I pursue my love of paper crafting? Should I apply for that Design Team? Each time we asked those questions (and many others), the only answer was "Why not?" -- all we needed to do was follow our hearts and put everything in God's hands. It has worked pretty well so far, and it has made for a very interesting life. :)

If you're still reading, thank you. :)

I'll have more for you this week as my countdown to vacation begins! Thank you so much for visiting today -- have a fantastic Monday! :)

17 comments:

Susie said...

Well first of all - Anniversary Blessings to you! Loved your story. Have many Why Nots in my own life. Hope your day is completely special.

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Anniversary Christina and Chris! May you have MANY more happy healthy years together!! Wow 18 years eh? Congrats!
In a couple of weeks I'll be celebrating 14.
What a fabulous picture of the two of you. I love that sentiment! Fun!
BTW...you STILL look young today!

Julia Stainton said...

I love it Christina! Happy anniversary! Love your beautiful card! As for the quickness of the years...that long time/short time feeling....I feel the same way. We've been married for 19 coming up in Oct.

Donna said...

18 years!? looks like you've barely aged 5 since your wedding day!! You're a lovely couple; I like that quote for y'all - seems like God has blessed you both.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I think this is a FABULOUS card and I bet Chris will love it...funny Chris and Christine...Chris n Chris...you guys should open a restaurant or something!

Alyssa said...

Happy Anniversary! And many more to come I'm sure. Here's to hoping you have a fantastic day! :o)

Karen Hanim said...

Love the idea for the card for your husband.
My 31st anniversary was on June 4th ...I hope I can remember your idea for next year when it comes around again.

Karen Hanim

Lesa said...

Happy Anniversary! Yep you were younguns. Hee hee. It is fun to see older pics. My daughter had her wedding pics out yesterday. She has only been married 4 years. She said Mom we look like we are 12! Enjoy your sweetheart!

The Crafty Den said...

Many congratulations on your special day, you don't look very much older than your wedding photo!! What's your secret? Lots of love, Denise x

cyndi said...

congratulations and happy anniversary! i love the card!!

Amanda said...

congratulations! What a great card and a great sentiment! I try to have that motto but sometimes I hesitate before I say it!! haha
Is this an A2 card? Love it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Your card is beautiful, bet he loved it. Our
45th anniversary is coming up in July.
JoAnn B. iluvscrapping@iwon.com

specialcraftmom4 said...

Congrats on 18 years! We just had our ten year last Dec.
Life is better when you are open to new and great things...love the "why not" (: We have 4 children also.

Leslie Miller said...

Happy anniversary, Christina! I think it's a wonderful sentiment for an anniversary card. Perfect, in fact. It's a beautiful card. I wish you many more years of "why not?"

Carolyn King said...

awesome christina and happy anniversary. I LOVE the sentiment you used!
Wishing you many many more years together!

shel9999 said...

Awww...I hope you had a happy anniversary, Christina! I think your card is perfect!!

Bee said...

I love what you wrote! And beautiful card... Happy anniversary!♥