Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Lord is great and greatly to be praised!

In 1980, the Lord in His sovereignty, merged the lives of two families, the Horners and the Walkers. When Pat and Dianne Horner met Casey and Cindi Walker, Dianne was pregnant with their third child, a baby girl, and Cindy was pregnant with their first child, a son. In January 1981 Steven Walker was born. Two months later, in March, Rebekah Horner was born. Little did they know that 19 years later, God would unite them, not just as friends, but as family!

For years, Steven was just a part of my life. I would see him and the rest of his family when they would come to visit from Houston, and eventually they moved to San Antonio. He was just always there. Sure, I had my girly crushes on him through the years, but in all honestly, we did become simply friends.

It was not until we were both 18 that Steven finally "noticed" me as more than his sister's friend, or so he says! :) By May of 1999, when we graduated from high school, we were inseparable. We spent the next months just enjoying being around each other and hanging out with family and friends. Everyone expected a proposal at Christmas time, but Steven had other plans! He never has been one to just do what others expect of him!

At the end of January, Steven and I, along with all my brothers and his brother and sister, went to an outdoor concert. A DJ from the local radio station got up on stage and in front of a couple thousand people, announced that Steven Walker wanted to know if Rebekah Horner would marry him!!! Yep, it was definitely memorable and of course I said yes!!

So, that brings us to the big day-- June 17, 2000

Nine years ago, today, we stood before all our family and lots of friends(about 250 people altogether!) and committed our lives and our love to each other. The Lord has brought us through so much since that day! There have been times that we were angry, times that we were devastated, times that we were boundlessly happy, and lots of just normal, everyday times. Whatever the test, God has preserved our marriage and our increased our love for each other.

Today we celebrate nine years of marriage and over ten years of being together. It's amazing to see what we've come through, and know that whatever the future might hold for us, there's a God in heaven Whose hand is guiding and directing our steps.

I love you, Steven and am looking forward to our future and just being with you each day, living and loving together.


Heather said...

Happy Anniversary!

Braidyanker said...

Aww! I still remember that day when he said how should I do it and I said I don't know but make it memorable!! Good job, Steven!! Love you guys!!

southeastcountrywife said...

what a cool proposal! :)