Wednesday, November 16, 2011

5 Years with my Best Friend.

On November 16, 2006 we stood before God and our family and vowed to be together. To love one another in sickness and in health. I promised myself to you and only you. You promised yourself to me and only me.  The choice I made 5 years ago today was the best decision I have ever made. I cant imagine a day without you by my side. 

Ryan's song for Kendra on 11/16/06

I Will Stand...

I will not be the one
Who turns his back and runs
When things get rocky down the line
And I will not be the one
Holdin' the smokin' gun
If our love don't stand the test of time

I'll love you forever
I will be your man
Beside you always
I will stand

I didn't say "I do"
To take control of you
I have no chains to hold you down
If you'll let me spread my wings
You'll get the best of me
Deep in your heart is where I'm bound

I will not forsake you
I will take your hand
Beside you always
I will stand

No matter what happens
This feeling will stay
Till the day that I die
You'll fill up the heart of my soul
That I'll take to the other side

And you'll be the only one
When all is said and done
I'll keep you close to me I swear
If ever you are down
No need to look around
Just close your eyes and I'll be there

I'll love you forever
I will be your man
Beside you always
I will stand

Kendra's song for Ryan on 11/16/06

Now That I found You...

How can I believe
That my heart would find someone like you
You see me, the real me
No in betweens, I had nowhere to hide
You took away the walls around me
Made me feel safe to share my truth

I see the heavens open, a heart that once was broken
Is holding nothing back
Now that I found you
You hold me like a prayer, you touch me everywhere
A lifetime just ain't enough to love you true
Now that I found you
Now that I found you

I do believe we're meant to be
Our chemistry will last forever
And through the years
We'll see some tears
We'll conquer fears
And together we will grow
Looking in your eyes
They tell me
I no longer have to feel alone

I see the heavens open, a heart that once was broken
Is holding nothing back
Now that I found you
You hold me like a prayer, you touch me everywhere
A lifetime just ain't enough to love you true
Now that I found you
Now that I found you

You see me, the real me
You believe in me

I see the heavens open, a heart that once was broken
Is holding nothing back
Now that I found you
You hold me like a prayer, you touch me everywhere
A lifetime just ain't enough to love you true
Now that I found you
Now that I found you

Ryan Kent- You are my life.  You are wrapped up in every smile, laugh and dream I have ever experienced in the last 5 years.  You are the constant good. You are my dream come true.  You gave me the greatest gift, twice. Thank you for making me a Mom. Thank you for trusting me enough with your children. Ryan you are the most incredible man I have ever known. You have taught me what love is. You have given me hope. You have been my strength. You have carried me through some of the darkest days of our life.  You are the reason I am here. I am honored to be your wife. Thank you for working as hard as you do for us. Thank you for always being the sane rational one. Thank you for always finding the good. Thank you for believing in our life together. Thank you for wanting the same things I do. I cant tell you enough how much I adore you. How much I love you. How much I admire you. You are the best thing in my life. I thank God for you. Every inch of you. Everything you are.
You are my example of living.
You are my hero.

Thank you for 5 years Ryan.
I love you to the moon.


caitlin and brinton said...

Happy anniversary beautiful girl! Miss you. Have a great one.

Mindee said...

Happy 5 years to you two!! I loved all your pictures..and the order you put them in really made me feel like I "know you". The middle section where your baby girl is..and then life without heart got sad after that seciton, and my eyes were all watery! You are such an inspriation to all of us! Goes to show that we are stonger than we know..I didnt see a picture where you both didnt have a lovely smile! Have a wonderful day celebrating your 5 years of being married!

brigette said...

Happy 5 years what a milemark to hit! You guys deserve each other. You are both amazing, strong people! I love you guys. Happy Anniverssary have a great day!

Candace said...

Yeah for 5 years! I love all your pictures... I hope I find that one of these days :) Hope you have a great day

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to BOTH of you.Love sooooo much.. Love mom

caseyp said...

You two are the cutest!!!!! your love shows in each pic....!!!!! simply beautiful!!! Congrats and many more years of being in love!!!!!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Happy both seem so lucky to have found each other!!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary to you both! I love your beautiful pictures! You guys are seriously amazing! Much love from a follower.

Katie said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Great pictures :)

The Tarbets said...

Happy Anniversary!

Olivia said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hate the heartache that you have had to experience and still experience in your short life together so far. I wish you many many many more years together filled with happiness!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversay Day to both of you!!! I love you guys and hope the future is bright, happy, loving, adventurous, crazy, peaceful, exciting, joyous, sweet, and memorable. Most of my best memories are because of my Rich. I'm glad I have enough of those wonderful memories to last me a lifetime. Take care and have a great day!! Love Aunt Mary

Ashley Quarles said...

Happy Anniversary!!! This post just melted my heart! I could literally FEEL how in love you guys are!!! Beautiful!!

Alerie said...

Happy Anniversary!! You guys are an amazing couple with an amazing little family!! You can see your love for each other in every single picture, it's beautiful!!

Chantel said...

Happy Anniversary. Hope you have a really good day.

Emma said...

Happy Anniversary!!
You both are so inspiring and the love you have for one another one that we all strive to have. The songs you picked, although you didn't know what was ahead 5 years ago, were so fitting. I love that even through the tough times, you turn to one another, and even when the times are tough between you, you turn BACK to one anothers arms. To think marriage is perfect isn't realistic, but you are making it through the toughest road you will find-and doing it so lovingly! Wishing you an incredible day filled wiht love and laughter and a year filled with even more. Love you guys, Em

Shawna said...

Congratulations Kendra! I love all the photos.

Rosalie said...

Happy Anniversary for sure! I LOVE your post! Your pictures are beautiful as well! Congrats you guys! You deserve the best!

The White's said...

Happy Aniversary you guys!!!! Your pictures ARE AWESOME AND SO ARE YOU GUY'S!!! We love you so much and hope you guy's have a blast today!! Enjoy to the fullest!! With Love Jonathan & Joceline♥

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary Kendra and Ryan! I hope you are both having a fantastic day! Beautiful pictures!

carol said...

What a wonderful blog. You guys have had so much to deal with in 5 short years than most of us do in a lifetime.
What loving caring parents you are. The neg. comments you did have are going to be dealt with by God. After all, He went through the pain of losing His son and will not be tolerant of small minded christians (? ).
I wish you both a very happy future and pray that you will have a babe in your arms one day.


Aly said...

Kendra--you are so beautiful!!!

Kim Sheely said...

Happy 5 years! May God continue to bless you. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

Sharlee said...

Beautiful blog post. I, too, loved all of the pictures. You are truly a beautiful and inspirational couple. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary!

Sharlee said...

I also thought I would let you know that I linked to your blog from my blog. I hope that's okay. I was simply wanting to share some blogs that I enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Kendra and Ryan, what a blessing that you have one another. Please hold each other extra tight tonight and know that you have a love that most couples never experience...... Complete and utter togetherness. Congratulations on five years of the brightest and yet darkest moments... And you've come out on top because you two are truly together and truly "one.". You have so much beauty ahead of you two- I just know it: thanks for sharing. Much love.

Linds said...

Wahoo! Happy anniversary! I remember your beautiful wedding like it was yesterday! Congrats to you two!

Anonymous said...

Such a great milestone! Your love has truly stood the test of time and has endured through some hard moments. It is wonderful to see that you and your husband are strong people together. Hope you had a wonderful celebration together!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 5 years! That is a big one.
You are both AMAZINGLY STRONG people and are a power couple.

Beautiful post.

rachel garber said...

Kendra, I don't know you but I've been following your blog for about a year and a half. I LOVE this post! You guys have had such a life together in those five years. Congratulations!!


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