Today I’m celebrating nine years of marriage to my favorite person ever!
Here we are just after our wedding, getting ready to head out on our honeymoon. We were so very happy in that moment and we thought life just couldn’t get any better. We were so wrong. The best was yet to be…
Nine years later, by the grace of God, we are so much more than just happy. We are sure, steady, faithful, unconditional, hopeful, forgiving, loving, at peace, kind, tender hearted, patient, joyful and constantly being made new. I said this last year on our anniversary and I’ll say it again and again and again. Our marriage isn’t perfect, but it is so perfect for us. We thank God often that He made us for each other and in His timing brought us together in India, and that now we can rest in knowing that our marriage was put together by Him.
And now, nine years later we know that the best is yet to be…as we await the arrival of our long awaited baby.
I love you, David!
This is us just a few months into our courtship. My love for David was so grand that I didn’t think it was possible to love him more. I was wrong. Today, almost nine years since the time this picture was taken, God has grown a deeper, stronger love inside me for David that I am incapable of producing on my own.
I love you, David Matthew!
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