Thursday, September 24, 2009


And I wanted the whole world to know it, or at least you bloggy people. :-)

Tomorrow 9/25 is our 16 year wedding anniversary. I'm so thankful and blessed that she has put up with me for this long. I could not ask for a more perfect mate. A little history... I told my best friend in high school (who was dating Laine at the time) that he had a good woman and he better hold on to her. Well, I guess you can see he didn't. We started dating our senior year in college, way after they had broken up so there was plenty of time for that to have passed. So that was near the end of 1991. We dated off and on during 1992 and then got engaged on Easter of 1993. We were married on September 25th, 1993 at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, AL. The wedding was awesome... I cried, of course, through my vows. What a sap! I'll never live that one down.

I want to remind my wife of what I pledged to her 16 years ago. Let me type it so I won't cry in front of you all.

I, Rob, take you Laine, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part, no matter how many kids we end up with. Wait... I'm not sure we had that last part in there. If only we knew then how blessed we would be to have 8 kids!

I love you my soul mate!

Yes, I was singing "You've lost that Loving Feeling" to my wife outside the AppleBarn in Gatlinburg.

Borrowing from Stevie... Isn't she lovely!

Isn't she wonderfu!

Isn't she precious!


Shalita said...


Wow, Rob that was absolutely beautiful! (Can I marry you when I grow up?)

Laine, I cannot imagine how much tissue you went through reading this post!

I love you both so much and wish you the most blessed anniversary yet! Praise the Lord for the gift of Godly marriages!

Now go and CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Piggy-backing on Shalita's comments - which are perfect, by the way! So happy for the Ferrill Bunch, which began with the 2 of you. I also think that it's amazing that there are 2 other anniversaries in our family on the exact date! Such fun memories! Enjoy your day! Love to you all,

The Ferrill's said...

I'm speechless! Is that why you keep surprising me with everything? So I'll stop talking? ;)
I LOVE YOU ROBBIE!!!!!!!!! (He forgot to mention in high school he was "robbie"!
I am SO VERY thankful God gave me you!
Can't wait for our date! ;)

The Ferrill's said...

And Happy Anniversary to my Mom & Bob AND to my sister Lyn and Darrel!
September 25th is a GREAT day to get married! ;)

Trace Car Driver said...

Happy Anniversary ya'll :)
have fun on your date!

Dollar General said...

Happy Anniversary! I can only image - I think she is GREAT and Beautiful, Wonderful, and Lovely, and Pretty Hilarious too! You are blessed! She's a Keeper!

Ladyblog said...

Wow...... I think you made everyone else cry! What an awesome tribute to a very special wife.
Happy anniversary and Congratulations on 16 years together!

The Smith's said...

Happy Anniversary!

What an amazing post Rob. 9/25 sounds like a VERY special day for your family.

Hope you have an amazing day and this next year sounds like it is going to be another AMAZING JOURNEY for your family.

Keisha said...

Oh..MY GOODNESS, Rob.. you got me crying!!!!
That was so sweet!
Happy Aniversary you two LOVE BIRDS! I hope you have a Fantastic Day & celebrate that God-given Love that you to have for one another!!!

MamaHen said...

Rob, You'll get lots of points for that! Happy Anniversary to both of you!!!!

living4him5 said...

Yes Rob, she is precious!!

Happy Anniversary!!!

Here's to many more years!!!


Desiree' said...

Awww, how sweet!! Do you give romance 101 lessons to other husbands??LOL

Happy Anniversary.

Karin said...

Happy, happy anniversary to you both! :)

Joscelyn said...

Ya'll have a great date night tonight.

Aaron and Erica said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I agree with you Rob...she is lovely and beautiful and precious :)

ethel said...

Happy Anniversary, you two, Yes, Rob, Laine is all that you say she is, BUT, Laine I think you are a pretty lucky lady as well. I think Robbie is a keeper too. You are Blessed to have such a Godly husband, Enjoy your night out. Love you...


Steve and Jan said...

Happy Anniversary wishes from Texas!!!

No question....a match made in Heaven!!

Love you guys!

Cindy Jones said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope that you had a great date night.

Tina said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you had fun and enjoyed your night out!


jhand said...

Happy Anniversary!!

The Hand Family

The Byrd's Nest said...

Happy Anniversary! Yes...she is a jewel....God is so sovereign. I hope you guys had a great day together!

Mike and Barb said...

Oh, how sweet is that!!
Wow, you guys got married just about 6 weeks after us!! Never would have thought back then I'd "meet" you in bloggy land, connected by adoption. Well, I don't think I'll ever catch you guys kiddowise, but that's okay!
Love, Barb

Journey to Lilly! said...

Laine, what have you done to him all these years to make him act like that??? I love this post Rob!!! You are great!!

Happy Anniversary,

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! Laine is beautiful inside and out! Hope you had fun celebrating!

Ohilda said...

Dang it! Late as usual!!!!!

Rob, I was blessed and honored to meet your beautiful wife and children and I have to got yourself a mighty fine woman there! And after reading your post, she did pretty well herself.

May God continue to bless your beautiful family abundantly and provide you many more years of being an example of what God creates no man shall tear apart.

Hgus from the Bombardiers in FL!

Mom Of Many said...

That was just so sweet! Happy Anniversary to both of you! Obviously, a perfect match!! Cause there are not many men out there who would be up for 8 kids!!

Have a blessed day celebrating!!


The Young's said...

Happy Anniversary yall!!!! You are an amazing couple!!! Love and miss you!

Mom to my China Posse said...

happy Anniversary and I have to say Laine is truely as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I hope you had a fun anniversary!

TanyaLea said...

OMGoodness! What a BEAUTIFUL post! That is the way love is supposed to be!! YOU are a gorgeous couple, but the most attractive part of all is your commitment to one another and Christ being center of it all!

Happy (belated!) Anniversary to both of you!! <><

Blessings and Hugs,