I can't believe that it's been 8 years. Today, in 2002 I married my best friend. We had been together 6 years at this point and had 4 children together. I am not sure what kept us from marrying sooner, we both came from broken homes. My mother had been remarried 3 times, the third lasting 18 years (and is currently on her fourth YIKES!). His mother was only married once but it ended very badly. We both had the fear of "what if" looming over our heads along with horrible previous relationships. It took a very kind and wonderful pastor to encourage us to take the leap and walk us through the counseling and the marriage process, thank you Pastor Troester! What a beautiful ride the past 14 years have been and here's to another 50 or so more.