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my best friend

Seven years ago today I married my best friend…

I can’t imagine walking through life with anyone else!

  • Kimberly - Congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - happy anniversary.
    what a blessing joel is to you. 🙂

    seven years is big deal….way to go. it’s just the beginning.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Happy Anniversary..
    You two have walked through the most painful thing there is and you managed to do it TOGETHER! How amazing is that..What a blessing you are to each other..
    Have a great day!


  • vintage at heart - Happy Anniversary. You are a very special couple and have taught those of us out here in blogland about the power of Faith and Love.
    May you be Blessed with many happy years ahead!ReplyCancel

  • Chris and Crystal - Congradulations…..I’ve been following your blog for a while and can only hope to have as successful of a marriage as you two have. Today is our anniversary but we only have 1 year down. God bless you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Todd and Courtney - Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Polka Dot Moon - Wishing you a fabulous day! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne (The Simple Wife) - Happy anniversary! Wishing you both many more years together!

    With love and prayers from the Heim familyReplyCancel

  • Allen and Debby Graber - You were meant for one another!! I still remember when you first were dating – Joel dating this girl who moved from Kansas City. Hmmm. Who knew how wonderful it would become!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • purejoy - happy anniversary. what a blessing to journey through life with your best friend!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day together!ReplyCancel

  • Scott, Joanna, Matthew - Happy Anniversary! Hope you two have a wonderful day together!ReplyCancel

  • Robin in Benton - Happy Anniversary – Hoping you have a wonderful day and many more to come.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - Happy Anniversary! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angela Leaverton - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! You are both so blessed, I’m so happy for you 🙂 have fun celebrating!


  • Savanna - Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your special day!ReplyCancel

  • Ki - Hey- we have the same anniversary! Six years ago, I married my wonderful husband.
    Congratulations and happy anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • PamperingBeki - God has blessed you two with each other.

    Happy anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I wish you lived just down the street from me!!ReplyCancel

  • Livesays - Happy Anniversay! Wishing you lots more happy years together!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Happy Anniversary. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel E. - Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - awww. congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - Happy Anniversary! Hope you two had a great time celebrating together.ReplyCancel

  • Michellesayshi - Congratulations! I just celebrated 6 months myself… What did you guys do to celebrate?ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Melody - Happy Anniversary!!!ReplyCancel

  • Steph - Happy Anniversary!! Congrats!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brian and Staci - Happy Anniversary!!! Such an awesome thing to be married to your best friend 🙂 Peace be with you both!!!ReplyCancel

  • erikadawn - Congratulations! I’ve read your blog for awhile (and have been so moved by your story) and I thought I would actually leave a comment!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Congrats you two are wonderful together. Happy anniversary!

  • Heather's Home (aka Chez Hez) - Happy Anniversary, Joel and Jess! My hubby and I just passed our 10 year mark and I couldn’t be more happy, too! Much *hugs*!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Congrats! Wishing you many more happy years together!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - happy anniversary! and what a wonderful picture of the two of you. i don’t know though…those grins look like they could lead to much trouble. you aren’t trouble makers, are you? 🙂 take care, sweet jess and congratulations on the 7 years.ReplyCancel

  • Marla Taviano - Happy Anniversary!! You guys are incredible!! And such a blessing to me!ReplyCancel

  • The Koehns - You two are an inspiration. Here’s to many, many more years ahead!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - Happy Anniversary! Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration of how a couple should be!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Cloud - Happy Anniversary. Today is my anniversary also. My husband and I have been married for 6 years. I started reading your blog when I was pregnant. I was so inspired by your strength through such a difficult time. I know that it was a “God-thing” for me to find your blog and start following your story. I went into preterm labor at 23 weeks and our baby Nate did not make it. I find comfort in your story. The Lord has been glorified through Cora’s death. I know that my life has been touched and changed and it has helped my husband and I cope with the death of our son. Thank you for witness. I pray blessing for you and your husband and the new life you are carrying now. Thank you again.

  • Lori - Awww…congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Happy Anniversary!

    My husband and I celebrated 7 years also! Our anniversary was July 20.

    Congrats on 7 years together!ReplyCancel

  • Lexie Loo & Dylan Too - Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - happy anniversary! you guys are a beautiful and inspirational couple that i know God’s hand is on. august is a great month to get married- my 5th anniversary will be on the 14 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sue - You are sooooo lucky… remember to keep counting those blessings!!

    Sue XXX

    PS. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - Happy anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Kelly - Congrats!!! And here’s to many more to come!!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Happy anniversary yesterday! I hope it was a nice relaxing day for you both!

    Thinking of you always!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - We share the same anniversary (just different years!). Happy anniversary to you both. I found your blog through a friend of a friend. I’m praying for all of you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’ve been following your blog for awhile now. Just wanted to say that my husband and I have the same anniversary, too! We just celebrated 1 year, and it has been wonderful! We are also only a couple of weeks apart in our pregnancies. Reading your blog has been inspirational, and we continue to pray for your family!ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - Happy Anniversary (a day late!) to you both! How wonderful and here’s hoping this next year brings you much hope and happiness. After 16 years of marriage, I can honestly say it just continues to get better and better!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - Oh Happy Anniversary!!! Hope it is an amazing day!!ReplyCancel

  • Whimsical Creations - Hope you had a happy anniversary. =DReplyCancel

  • The Mershawn's - Happy Anniversary! It’s good to be married to your favorite:). Still praying for you guys…ReplyCancel

  • The Schilling's from Cimarron - Happy late anniversary! Hope you got to enjoy the day together! Hope you are feeling great! Miss you always!


  • Brittany - Happy Anniversary!!! What a blessing you have been for each other…..its only the beginning! 🙂

    p.s. 2002 was a great year…..we got married in June of that year!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Happy anniversary to one of my most favorite and special couples! You and Joel and have a beautiful relationship and I am so thankful you have each other to walk this road. Sending you much love!ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyC - Hope you had a great anniversary!!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare Z. - Congratulations on the “beginning” of a long and happy live togther. =DReplyCancel

  • Jennjilla - Congrats! We’ll be 7 years in 14 days! Yea for 2002 brides!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • shepherdsgrace - Congratulations…this is our anniversary month as well…August 31st will be our 18th….

    blessings, sweet couple!


  • The Hopkins Home - Happy Anniversary! Your marriage has had to withstand a lot this past year but it’s so clear through your writing that you and Joel are still the best of friends. I wish you both many, many more years of happiness together!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Spinks - congrats and all the best for another 7, and then another 7 to come. May this year bring many blessings to both of you!!ReplyCancel

  • Sophia - Happy 7th anniversary! (we are one behind you!)
    Continue to cling to eachother and the Lord. I pray that you are richly blessed, just as you have been such a blessing to so many of us!

    Enjoy eachother and thank God for bringing you together

    hope you had some cake! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jenifer - CongradesReplyCancel

  • PamperingBeki - Still praying for you daily.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Ann - Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Wishing you and Joel a wonderful anniversary!!
    May you both be blessed by Jesus and each other!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy518 - Awww, Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • Karina - A happy belated anniversary! We celebrated our 6th in July. Three children later, I am reminded to NEVER take my family for granted. Thank you for that, and may you enjoy many years (and more children) together!ReplyCancel

  • Ryan's Mama - Give us belly pics! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - Congrats and love and best wishes to a truly, lovely couple ! Stay strong together always……God Bless you both and your familyReplyCancel

  • Christina - I’ve seen this picture many times now, because I check on you guys each day, and what I just thought is that Joel looks just the same in the picture of you two, and the picture with Cora, as well as all the pictures I’ve seen of him on your blog. He always looks the same, that wonderful smile on his whole face. You are a lovely couple, but even more so because of who you are, and because you know Whose you are. So even though Joel is the same (and this is just what I gather from the small time that I’ve read about you guys) in the past, and now…our Lord is even more so the same yesterday, today, and we know He will be tomorrow and forever. So, as you continue your life together I pray that you will be encouraged, and that you each will remain rooted in the constancy of a sovereign God, and that His sameness will continue to be exhibited in and through you both as you celebrate year after year together.ReplyCancel