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Seven years ago today I married my best friend. It was a wonderful celebration and I’d like to do it all over again; maybe we will someday. (The only thing I would change would be the bridesmaid’s dresses.) In the past 7 years we’ve lived in 6 different houses and have added 3 little children to mix. It has been a wild ride, one I’d take again if asked. I’m so grateful to be married to wonderful man of God, who loves me and our children deeply. Thank you, Justin, for being a wonderful, Godly husband to me! I love you with every ounce of my being.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
I Corinthians 13:4-8 & 13

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  • andi
    March 9, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    YIPPPEEE!!! What a joy it is to celebrate marriage! Congrats on 7! I hope you all have a wonderful date night planned!
    May God continue to use your relationship to impact others for the Kingdom!

  • Becky
    March 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    yall could not be any more precious. except for maybe now. i pray got will continue to bless you two in your marriage and in your faith. 7…what a truly delightful number. my fave.

  • erika
    March 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    happy anniversary bird nerds.
    i love you. and yes, i vote for re-doing those bridesmaid dresses if you had it do over 😉
    i love yall!

  • Dianne
    March 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You both are so cute. May God bless you with many more years together.

  • Laura
    March 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm


  • Jennifer
    March 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Happy Seventh Anniversary from another March bride! What a sweet picture of the two of you.
    We just celebrated nine years on March 3rd – amazing how time flies, isn’t it?

  • Kristen
    March 9, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Happy Happy Anniversary!!!

  • Jennisa
    March 9, 2009 at 3:47 pm


    What a nice post!

  • The Harris Family
    March 9, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Congratulations! 🙂

  • Ashley
    March 9, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Oh, congratulations! What fun! Would love to hear the story sometime of how you guys met and married! Y’all enjoy your anniversary day!

  • alston
    March 9, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Happy Anniversary! [That’s such a sweet picture]

  • Dona
    March 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Happy anniversary!!!! I cannot believe it has been 7 years! What a blessing you have been to me! We love you all!

  • Lindsey
    March 9, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    happy anniversary you two! and congrats on the yard sale success! coming to dothan for a few days next week–maybe we could finally meet? i’ll email you later in the week and let you know details.

  • Ivy
    March 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Anniversay!! My husband and I celebrated our one year yesterday!

  • Tara McClendon
    March 9, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Sticklers! I remember your wedding like it was yesterday…couldn’t believe we were really old enough to have a friend who got married!! I couldn’t think of a better pair, though, and what a difference seven years makes! Love y’all!!

  • J
    March 9, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! Congrats!!! And what a fabulous picture of you two! You were simply radiant! 🙂

  • Ashley
    March 9, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! Today is my Birthday, so I will never forget about your Anniversary now! Congrats on a happy marriage 🙂

  • Melissa
    March 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary! That’s such a beautiful photo! Hope y’all have had a really special day!

  • akb228
    March 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! Here’s to 7 more wonderful years.


  • Holly
    March 9, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Y’all are truly adorable!

  • meredith
    March 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Precious! Congrats on 7 wonderful years! Justin is awesome and VERY lucky to have you as his wife! And you are lucky too to have such a great man!


  • Eleanor Oser
    March 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations!! I would love to see more pictures! This one is beautiful!

  • Meaghan
    March 9, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    congratulations! look at your hubby’s hair!

  • Martha
    March 10, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Awww! Happy Anniversary!

  • Debra
    March 10, 2009 at 5:38 am

    What a great photo- easy to see the love there. Congratulations and I hope you have something special planned for your big day.

  • Kellie
    March 10, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  • Ashley
    March 10, 2009 at 5:56 am

    happy, happy anniversary to you! SEVEN YEARS??? Really!? We thought those bridesmaids dresses were cute at the time! 🙂 I guess that makes it seem like 7 years ago! Y’all sure are cute!

  • Elsa
    March 10, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Now you know you can’t mention bridesmaid dresses without a pic. I’m dying to see them….I know others probally are as well.

  • Michele
    March 10, 2009 at 6:03 am

    Marriage milestones deserve celebrating!! Enjoy the day! By the way, doesn’t everyone wish they could do a do-over on the bridesmaid dress deal? 😉

  • simply seleta
    March 10, 2009 at 6:14 am

    How wonderful! And what a pretty picture. Seven is God’s number of completion. How fitting. Happy Happy!

  • Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
    March 10, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Hi, Darby, I just popped over from Seleta's blog when I saw you are in AL (me too, B'ham!). And then I saw your humongous, gigantic yardsale & just about lost it. I'm a yardsale junkie & would definitely had been at your yardsale (but I see you are not in my town, wahhh!). Can't tell where you are exactly, but it's so nice to meet you. I hope you'll come over & visit me too. It's amazing at all the blogs that I haven't seen & you & I are in the same state. What a precious family you have.

  • Courtney
    March 10, 2009 at 6:48 am

    HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! You are one sweet family.

  • Kaysha Patel
    March 10, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Happy anniversary – that pic is so sweet! You were a beautiful bride and Justin has changed a lot in 7 years!
    I would love to read a post about how you and Justin met.

  • LaurenFaythe
    March 10, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Congratulations! We’re celebrating 15 soon. It seems to get better every year, doesn’t it?

  • momof3girls
    March 10, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Congrats! on your wedding anniversary! Wedding Anniversary shoud be celebrated & honored! May God continue to bless you & yours!

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    March 10, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Awww! Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a great day of celebration for the blessings of marriage! You married a great guy- and he married a great gal, too! A match made in heaven!
    May God continue to bless your marriage!
    And we’re coming up on 8 and have had no 7 year itch in case you’re wondering… 🙂

  • Laura
    March 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary.

  • Julie
    March 10, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Love reading about you and your sweet family. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jessica Ranjbari
    March 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I just started going to a bible study that’s led by Gaye Drew (today was my first day) and I was just reminded of your post about her – she is just as you described her! I love her already and know that God put me there for a reason! 🙂 Happy Anniversary! Hope you have something fun planned without the kids!

  • Natalie McGough
    March 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!

  • Katie
    March 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Congratulations Darby! I wish you posted a photo of the bridesmaid dresses…surely they can’t be that bad 🙂

  • beki
    March 11, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Happy Anniversary!!

  • No.35style
    March 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    happy anniversary!! pretty picture!

  • The Birds Nest
    March 11, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Happy Anniversary!! I would do it all again too!!! Isn’t it the best feeling to wake up next to your best friend?

  • Lindsay Willman
    March 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    here’s to many more years!! congratulations to you and your beautiful family.

  • Tiffany
    March 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations. March 9th is my husbands birthday! We are also celebrating our 7th year anniversary this year and if I were to do it again, I would also change my bridesmaid dresses! : ) What a beautiful wedding picture…I see why your children are so beautiful! : )