We won't celebrate until the weekend, since he has a job commitment.
We met in church. He was engaged to someone else at the time!!! I was ready for marriage and I asked God to break down any barriers keeping me from the one that God wanted me to marry. (Honestly, I didn't realize what this would entail!). Shortly after that he broke off his engagement.
I had been dating one of his pals. After I broke off the relationship with his pal, his pal kept urging him to date me. Just to get his friend to stop bugging him, hubby decided to ask me on one date! He had laryngitis the evening he asked me about getting together with him for a date. He took me up to the balcony in this little old church and said he would like to take me out on the following weekend. I thought he was going to rebuke me for something because of the way he was whispering from the laryngitis! (We belonged to a serious type church!). I almost passed out when I realized he was asking me on a date.
It ended up being a very romantic one. He packed a picnic lunch and took me to an old historic village. We were the only ones there for some reason! We felt like we had gone back in time. We had a wonderful time of sharing in the beauty of the place.
We got married 6 months later. We were broke and the only reason we decided to get married that soon, was because we found a one room house we could afford to rent! It did have a closet bathroom. We had a fold out couch that took up the entire sitting area!
Our relationship has gone through trials, but I have never NOT felt romantic in our relationship! God has blessed us with love and the ability to work through rough times. Our relationship has grown and gotten better over the years, just like a glass of good wine ;-)!