10,715 Days

Yesterday we celebrated 10,715 days of marriage – that’s 29 years for those of you who don’t want to break out your calculators. Despite the fact that just last year we celebrated our 28th, there’s something about 29 that seems different. I suppose it’s because it’s so close to 30, or maybe it’s due to Russ turning 50 in just a few days, which I find surprising – especially knowing I’m not far behind.

I count our marriage as the greatest blessing of my life. We met just after my 17th birthday, got engaged when I was 18, got married when we were 20, and we have no regrets. There are sweet benefits to marrying young.

For the past three years we’ve chosen a verse from the Psalm matching the number of years we’ve been married, and made it our verse for the year. (Thank you John and Noel Piper for this idea.)

For our 27th it was,

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord!   Ps. 27 13 – 14

Our 28th was,

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Ps 28:7

And this year, on our 29th wedding anniversary, I propose we grab hold of,

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Ps 29:11

We are definitely in need of strength and peace.

I’m planning a light week of blogging and will share some favorite posts from my archives. I’ll approve comments as I can, so if you don’t see yours for awhile, know that I will read it and approve it. Thank you for your comments, they really do mean so much to me.

Question: What verse would you choose for your anniversary this year?

Have a wonderful week, friends.


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Dawn Flatness Wright
    June 10, 2013

    I haven't thought of this before, but I like it!!! Happy Anniversary! 🙂

  2. Hannah Jasmine Tucker
    June 10, 2013

    Happy anniversary! I love the idea of a verse for each year, and especially the verses you have chosen. I'm getting married this October, so I'll be able to make use of that tradition quite soon!

    As always, thank you for sharing your heart.

  3. Patty
    June 10, 2013

    Happy Anniversary! You share my mother and father's anniversary day. They were fortunate to share 40 years together, before my father passed on into heaven. May you be blessed with even more years than they.


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