Reflections of a Mom's Life

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Celebrating 8 years...

(Anthony sang this song at our wedding! It was beautiful! Don't ask him to do it, he won't! :))
Eight years sounds like a long time to be Happily Married! If you count when we started dating, we've actually been together now for 12 1/2 years! Now that seems like a really long time! It doesn't feel like it's been that long and it's been wonderful every step of the way! I can't believe how much has happened over the time God has blessed us with each other!

In these years together we've graduated College, moved countless times to many different states and cities, been blessed with two beautiful boys and one baby girl on the way, and so many more blessings in between. Don't let me fool you, we've had difficult times! :) There have been job worries and disappointments, family issues and relationship challenges. I must say our friendship that was developed over our time dating at Liberty has been the back bone of our relationship. I'm so thankful for that time that we had to really get to know each other! In marriage you are constantly working on your relationship and you can really see the effects when you aren't "working" on it! :) I can honestly say, I love Anthony more today than I ever have before in my life. It's so much deeper now than it started out. It has to be. We've grown and changed so much since that first meeting in Pizza Hut in Lynchburg, VA! I am SO looking forward to our future together and the future of our family! I love you Anthony James Williams! You are still the love of my life and I'm so glad you are all mine! :)


A few pictures of our begining...




14 comments:

Adam and Nat said...

Congratulations! Those pictures are awesome! I love to see the progression. You should go back to that pizza hut one day to celebrate your next anniversary. :)

Vonda said...

Oh I've got chill bumps looking at this post! Happy Anniversary Anthony & Beth!!! It seems like yesterday that I went to one of the most GLORIOUS weddings I had ever been to...the future Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Williams. I am so happy that my brother found such an awesome lady in you,Beth. You far exceeded my expectations for my little brother and I love you like a Sister!!! I thank God that you found each other 12 1/2 years ago and that y'all have such a sweet marriage! Love you! Vonda

Andy & Jen said...

I love that you posted all those older pictures. What a great idea! Such wonderful memories. Happy anniversary!!

Jennifer said...

Awwww, what a great glimpse of your lives through memory lane. Great pictures!! Happy Anniversary guys!!!

dandsratz said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!! Ya'll are such an amazing couple, and its so neat to witness, as your friends, the Lord in your lives, how He is the center of your relationship, and the love you have for each other!! I LOVED looking at these past photos--ya'll are PERFECT together!!! Now if you would just move back to VA, everything would JUST perfect!! :)

The Tucker Trio said...

Happy Anniversary! And thanks for sharing the pictures- they are adorable!

Heather said...

COngratulations! The pictures are great! You two are a beautiful couple!

Sherri said...

Wow, I love those pics! They are beautiful and make us new friends feel like we've known you longer.
Congratulations to an incredibly sweet couple.

Christy said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your blog was so sweet and brought tears to my eyes. :) What a wonderful couple you & Anthony make...and being one of his long-time friends, I'm so thankful God gave you to him!! Love you guys and have a wonderful anniversary!!

Jen said...

Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it's been 8 years! You guys are so special to us and an encouragement in a world where so many don't have the love you guys share.

Katy said...

I love love love it!!! Happy happy anniversary!!! I am so thankful that God brought you & Anthony to me and David. We LOVE you guys and are constantly praying for God to continue to strengthen and grow your marriage!! I love seeing these pictures of the last 8 years - imagine what the pictures will be after the next 8 years!!! (And why is it that we can go through a million hair styles (and colors!!!) in 8 years, and yet Anthony looks the same!!! :)

Jamie said...

happy anniversary! can't believe it's been that long, i remember when it all began! :) look how far you have come since then, what an amazing life you have had with each other. love all the old pictures and truly love the song!

Kim said...

What an incredible blessing! The pictures are great. You are a wonderful couple with an amazing family! I hope your day was filled lots of love and laughter.

Linda Williams said...

And what a BEAUTIFUL day it was when you and Anthony became one.....We too are so thankful that you are in our lives, Beth.
You are truly a wonderful daughter-in-love!

Love,
Mom and Dad Williams