The 5th was important for me because our 4th year of marriage was really hard. We had our 5th baby already. Scotts' business was doing great, but he also was never home. We had a small farming & ranching operation. Small in that it was Scott, his dad & a few employee's and thousands of acres of land to farm & hundreds of cows to manage. I had 5 children 5 yrs & younger and was in complete survival mode. When Scott was home, he was amazing with the kids. I would take them out to the farm to see him & they loved that & so did he!
The 15th anniversary, life was getting even harder than it was during the 10th. Scott's business was gone. We had filed bankruptcy and watched as the farm equipment was auctioned off. It was a hard time. Scott had to start all over & began a new business in Real Estate. We were told that Real Estate was feast or famine & we totally know what they were talking about. We have experienced both...mostly famine. But through all of that, Scott & I grew closer to each other as together we sought the Lord for wisdom & direction.
What's our secret? God. We couldn't have made it one year if we had not committed our marriage to God. We decided the first day of our marriage that it was for the rest of our lives. We stood before our friends and family & made a vow, but even more important than that we made a vow to God. Whatever happened during our marriage we would not consider divorce, we would take our troubles to the Lord and let him guide us through and he has done that very faithfully. God has been faithful to us in spite of our unfaithfulness to him many times.
Thank you Lord for your beautiful gift of marriage and for blessing me with undoubtedly the most wonderful man in the world!