7 Year Holiday

27 May

Eight years ago when I made a decision to travel to India on a missions trip I had expectations that it would change my life.  However, I never expected to have my heart be opened up and filled with a love for another person unlike any thing else I had ever felt before in my life time.  I met David Denton 8 years ago, and after just a few days of being around him and observing him love, serve and entertain the people of India I knew I had met the man that I had been praying for, my soul mate.

David Denton & Jill Marconi in India 2003

I’m gonna spare you all the details and the long story about what all happened after the India trip…the main thing is that about eight months after returning home, he asked a question and I said yes and then on May 29, 2004, we became husband and wife.

Mr. & Mrs. David Denton

We are now celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary!  Marriage for me is an amazing gift.  While ours hasn’t been perfect, it is perfect for us.  It hasn’t always been easy, but it is worth every difficult moment.  I’ve learned, I’ve grown, I’ve failed and that process keeps repeating.  God has given me a love for David that man in his own capabilities cannot produce.

The following song has a huge personal meaning for me.  The first time I heard it I was overwhelmed by the simple lyrics that hold such strong feelings.  It’s exactly the way I feel about David.  He is my holiday, right in the middle of me, my hideaway, he is my home, and he is my favorite part of me.  I love you, David and I always wheeeeeeel!

You are my holiday, you are right in the middle of me.  You are my hideaway.  You are home.  I’m calling out your name, Oh my holiday!  You make my heart new, and I love you.  What it is I’m trying to say is you are my favorite part of me.

You are my favorite part of me!

holiday by shane&shane


6 Responses to “7 Year Holiday”

  1. kan May 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    I love you and David so much! Congratulations! (Dmnv)

  2. Auntie Zoo May 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Happy 8th to both of you!!! Love U both soooooo very much!!!!!

  3. joyboudreau May 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    That was a blessing to read. :)

  4. sarah May 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary!!

  5. Larry Denton January 17, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Hey Jill, I enjoyed your story. I like the way you write. Who is the song by, do you know?



    • Jill Denton January 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

      Thanks, Daddy! The song is by Shane & Shane– one of my favorite music artists.

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