Sunday, August 13, 2006

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

August 13th holds a very special place in our hearts. August 13, 2005 was the wedding day of our first born, our only daughter, Katie to Eric Iacono. Last summer was filled with wonder and expectation--we were planning a PARTY! What joyfilled memories! On this day in 2006, there is no less wonder and expectation! Eric and Katie have made marriage look so good during their first year; truly, they were made for one another. This makes a parents heart (relax and) rejoice as we release our daughter into the heart of another.

They are both wonderful young adults. They are compassionate, caring, generous in spirit and deeply and jointly focused. During their first year of marriage we have watched as they finished their college careers, began their new jobs, cared for one another and remained an integral part of their two foundational families. We look forward to many more years of wonder and expectation! Grandchildren! Career successes! And, most importantly, watching them nurture their relationship as husband and wife. Yes, we know there will be hard times--there always are. But when you have a safe place to fall, it makes the climbing out just that much easier. What more could a parent want for their beloved children?!?!?

So on the ocassion of their first anniversary, it seems only appropriate that I share the wonder and joy I felt as I wrote one year ago, A Parent's Blessing; even with the passage of time, these words hold our hearts desire for one year, for ten years, for a lifetime of love!

N’er could we have imagined so long ago
How much your hearts would touch our souls
Yes, always through the test of time
You’ve blessed our lives, with joy sublime.

We held you close, we planned, we dreamed
Still, gifts from heaven, God’s plans would deem
Lives far surpassing any parents design
Two hearts joined here, new love entwined.

With joy complete and hearts filled with love,
Spirits full of promise: hope from above,
We bless this union, a love for life
And pray that God bless both husband and wife.

Joy of our life, as you walk side by side
We are not far away; we’re nearby filled with pride
For who you have become and what you always will be
God’s treasured gifts…to your father and me.

Katie and Eric: with each step you take into your future....know that we are so proud of you and can't tell you how happy we are that you are our children! We love you both!

May you always feel such love! Happy Anniversary!

21 comments:

eph2810 said...

What a wonderful support of your children. And what a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing your joy with us.

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary, Katie and Eric! Would love to make your acquaintance. Thank you, Diane, for another beautiful post. They are blessed to have you on their side.

Good idea - having Grandma over for dinner. Kristen and family just left - total chaos every Sunday dinner, but memories being made. K&A didn't come today. We usually have them all. Now DC will go out and care for his mom and dad's needs in assisted living and the nursing home. We kinda feel like a bologna sandwich sometimes, and we're the meat!

Spookie the Warrior said...

Congratulations to you both!! Beautiful pictures!
There can be nothing better than to know your children have "chosen" the life partner that was meant for them - we have so many fears that we have to face, and that our children have to face alone sometimes too while they are growing up. I pray for my children all the time that their hearts will be prtected and that they will one day marry the one God has set apart for them. I pray the Lords continued blessings over all your lives - and to Eric and Katie: May your lives be bright and sunny, and your children fat and funny - hee!!

Pam said...

I was wasting time....I know... and looking at WFMW posts and stumbled across this one. My husband and I were married on Aug 13th as well! Just in 1994 that's all!
Beautiful pics. Beautiful people.

Pam

Heather Smith said...

Happy Anniversary to them! You are such a blessing! You can just see how much you love your family by reading your blog!

MugwumpMom said...

Happy anniversary to Katie and Eric.
What a wonderful blessing poem that is, and a great post.

Shushan said...

Congratulations to your beautiful daughter and her beloved!

What an wonderful tribute to their love ~ and yours!

:D

Gardenia said...

What a lovely couple. You all have so much to look forward to.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

how wonderful that they are such a happy, loving couple!! happy anniversary to them!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

and I LOVE the photos - esp the last one :)

T said...

hey august 13th was my anniversary too! good day!
We celebrated 18 years this year.

congrats!

Kristen said...

That was a beautiful poem and I'm sure it meant so much to them that you wrote that for their special day!

I hope they had a wonderful anniversary and they have an amazing life together!! They are a beautiful couple!

David said...

thank God for parents rasing good children, and these founding great families of their own. Maybe there is hope for the future...

theresa said...

Wow how beautiful they are...Congratulations!!

gail said...

Hi there, I have popped in to visit from Spookies blog and have enjoyed celebrating a wonderful wedding anniversary!!! May there be a lifetime more with God richly blessing Eric and Katie.
Greetings form Gail in Australia.

Shalee said...

Happy First Anniversary to them!!! How wonderful that their first year was so blessed and full of love.

And you are a poet full of emotions and truth, Diane.

Vicki said...

I LOVE wedding pics! My daughter got married last October, and now my youngest son is engaged. So much to keep praying for!! God bless you.

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Everything okay? Haven't seen you around in awhile.

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