Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Renewed Our Vows on Saturday May 14th 2011

My husband of 7 years :o) Manasau Maitoga and I standing with my parents and niece, Jordyn.

My husband and I have been married for seven years and have known each other for nine years. Our families have ties that go way back. We are blessed with the best families, friends and church families and we were glad that they were able to join us our special day. We were unable to invite everyone due to the size of the venue and we wish we could...my sincere apologies.

The day was a little overcast but it turned out enjoyable. Lots of food and lots of laughter. It was an experience for our non-fijian friends..lol! They got to try Fijian food from the lovo (similar to luau food) The ceremony was performed by Bro Prandez and it was all we could ask for. Thank you so much Bro Prandez! The ceremony was short and very simple with a lot of meaning.

Seven years ago when I said I do at the Santa Clara courthouse those vows did not mean a whole lot.  You know....through sickness and in health, through good times and bad...*even writing this I am still teary* hoping hubby does not walk in while I am writing and crying...hahahahahaha! Let's get back to my story:o) As I was saying at that time it was just the excitement of getting married, being in love and hoping for a brighter future together. Getting only the good things out of life...you know...hoping for nothing but the best. Life has a way of teaching you things and you better pay attention too...lol!

During the ceremony I could not stop the tears....7 years can feel so short or feel like a lifetime. Mine was starting to feel like a lifetime at times....When the vows were read out and it came to the part where it says through sickness and in health...now I know how true that can be. It was a moment of reflection. Thanking God for bringing us together.  I am blessed to married to my best friend, my number 1 fan and the best ever.

I keep going back to the trying times of being married and marvel at the hand of God at work. He is truly amazing. It may feel like life can be at a standstill and of course I start to wonder "when will this ever end"...but it has taught us that even when it feels like there's no progress God is still at work. Every victory is so worth the struggle. You savor that victory because it is hard earned and prayer earned :o)

I am so thankful for the people that helped us through...guided, comforted and counseled us through the tough times. We know it is not over yet but God always has the last word. I am just blessed!

TO MY DEAR HUSBAND:

I LOVE YOU MY DEAR HUSBAND AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR US!! HERE'S TO MANY MORE YEARS TOGETHER. IT MAY NEVER BE PERFECT BUT AS LONG I HAVE JESUS AND YOU I AM HAPPY!!

LOVE ALWAYS,
YOUR WIFE

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