After Eleven Years

On June 1st 1996, I stood before Christina and with God, families and friends as our witnesses, I made a commitment to love, honor and cherish her for the rest of my life. I cannot believe it has been 11 years since then.

We spent tonight celebrating our 11th year wedding anniversary. As our usual tradition, we allotted some time to evaluate our marriage and pray for one another.

During our wedding ceremony (right after putting the ring on her finger), I sang her this song by Bob Carlisle:

At the end of a long day, can’t close my eyes
Watching you as the sun sets as it slowly waves goodbye
It’s times like these I thank the Lord for the life that we share
And every day I spend with you is another answered prayer

Answered prayer, when your heart touches mine
We’ve found a love only few ever find
Answered prayer, now that you’re here
Our love grows richer year after year
And if life should end tomorrow, I’d leave a millionaire
‘Cause in my heart, I’d take with me
A life of answered prayers

You have shown me the power of what love can do
I see glimpses of heaven with your simple ‘I Love You’
And every time I think of you, it almost seems unfair
For a man like me to have so many answered prayers

Answered prayer, when your heart touches mine
We’ve found a love only few ever find
Answered prayer, now that you’re here
Our love grows richer year after year
And if life should end tomorrow, I’d leave a millionaire
‘Cause in my heart, I’d take with me
A life of answered prayers

Christina has been an answered prayer.