Let The Light Shine

8 Years Of Married Bliss…Seriously

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This film has been one of my all time favorites since I was about 15. The romance, the fashion, the Audrey. To me this woman was the definition of class (right next to Grace Kelly and Julie Andrews). I love the fact that in interviews it is said that they were scared to have Audrey Hepburn play the leading role in the film version of the book “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, she was playing a call girl after all. But I am so thankful she did!

Now you might be asking…

“What, Christine, does this have to do with married bliss?”

Well I will tell you. Again one of my favorite movies, and not saying that I was ever a call girl but my testimony is painted with an ugly past. This line has been one of my favorite lines from any movie ever made and was kind of how I always felt. I was going to find my real life┬ásomeone (somewhere) that made me feel like Tiffany’s…Because nothing really bad could ever happen to you at Tiffany’s…and that would be someone (somewhere) that would make me settle. Adam did that for me. Jesus saved me but He used Adam to do it in such a beautiful way.

On our first Christmas together, the man surprised me with the silliest set of blue footie pajama’s with penguins on them, they have since been lost, more than likely in the flood, but as I put those pj’s on my foot touched something at the bottom…it was a blue box and a white ribbon…you know the type I am talking about…The kind ever girl would love to get once in her life.

Inside was a heart ring, one that I had been looking at getting myself.


It is simple and sweet, but the ring wasn’t the thing that got me, it was the card, a card that to this day I carry in my wallet. Because he is the that someone…The real life someone who makes me feel like Tiffany’s. Since then we have married, bought furniture and no we didn’t name a cat, but we did name 3 dogs. But then again I don’t think I would ever want a cat if it wasn’t like Cat, Cat without a name, a no name slob…Because he pretty much was the most amazing cat…

A year and 4 months after this ring we were married, that ring, that card, that man. Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for my engagement ring, my wedding ring and the engagement itself (which is another story for another anniversary), but that heart shaped ring that sits on my right hand and that simple Tiffany’s card will always have a very special place in my heart and when I think back on all the crap that he and I have gone through and all that the future holds I just look at that ring and think to that day and remember this is a man who wanted to make me feel THAT special. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s special and I am blown away all over again. He would stand in the rain with me looking for a dang cat and then just hold me and kiss me passionately…If we were ever to that point. Don’t think we will be but you never know what the future holds!!

So here is to the last 8 years and to many, many, many more to come. I love you Adam and couldn’t imagine going on this journey without you!!