In honor of our eleven years of marriage, let me tell 11 of the best things about my husband, Chris Shanks.
*He is a Christian who strives to live the way he should.
*He makes me feel special & loved.
*He is so sweet about writing little notes and sending me e-cards so I have special things to read while he's at work.
*He tells me I'm beautiful constantly.
*He appreciates all I do (even when I do spend too much time blogging instead of cleaning!)
*He works hard to support us.
*He is well respected by others & deservedly so.
*He is the epitome of a good Daddy.
*He is the kind of Christian man that our girls will be able to look up to as the kind of man they should aspire to marry one day.
*He helps with household chores even when he's tired.
*He is my biggest supporter.
There are so many more things I could say about him, but he is truly the best husband in the world! I love him and am thankful that God placed us together! Thank you God.
August 13, 1994. Norcross, GA. 2:00 pm. Campus Church of Christ. Our wedding.
Valerie (Osburn) Loe was my maid of honor. Mike Shanks was the best man. Susan (Wilburn) Newhouse, Jennifer (Reynolds) Robbins, Laura (Lyons) Rupp, Tracy (Goodwin) Brown, Brenda (Young) Oksanen, & Nicole (Deveny) Dickey were my bridesmaids. Jim Newhouse, Scott Hinshaw, Josh Jackson, Reed Benedict, Jim Brown, Jason Hosch were the groomsmen and Chad Nall was an usher.
So many of our friends flew in from Texas to be there for the wedding and we were glad! It was fun!
In the last 11 years, we have lived in Abilene, Lubbock, & Uvalde, TX and Aiken, SC. We have lived in 6 different houses/apartments. We have had 2 children. We have had grandparents die and parents be sick. We have heard of ACU friends getting divorced which makes us sad. We have rejoiced in the births of our friends' babies and have become an aunt & uncle twice and will have another niece or nephew born in February.
It has been a good 11 years and we pray for many more to come!