Sunday, April 20, 2008



Today is the first anniversary of joining in covenant with the love of my life, Nelishia.  It was one year ago today that we began our lives together as husband and wife.  I have never known a love like this and never knew that a marriage could ever be anything like this. Until I met her, I thought this was only possible in the make-believe world of the movies. Our compatibilities with each other is something that we could not have possibly ever set out to accomplish.  We often joke about the dating service that is so limited to “just” twenty-nine dimensions!  We have so much more!

My life with Nelishia is beyond anything I ever imagined.  This past year has been the sweetest year ever despite all we have been through.  I told her just last night, that when the smoke cleared, WE were still here!  We are in covenant.  She is my precious gem, my “Hope Diamond.” Photobucket I hold onto her firmly but gently as I would a fine precious jewel.


I would say that I will be in love with her the rest of our lives.  But that isn’t long enough.  Life is but a vapor – here and then it’s gone.  So we’ll be in love and in covenant with each other “Forever and Always”.  I know, there is no marriage in Heaven, but you make your Heaven, and I’ll make mine!  Nelishia is my everything, my best friend, and all I need other than Jesus of course!


Happy 1st Anniversary, my Love, my Forever Sweetheart.  I love you more than you’ll ever know this side of Heaven!


She's Everything by Brad Paisley


She's a yellow pair of running shoes
A holey pair of jeans
She looks great in cheap sunglasses
She looks great in anything
She's I want a piece of chocolate
Take me to a movie
She's I can't find a thing to wear
Now and then she's moody

She's a Saturn with a sunroof
With her brown hair a-blowing
She's a soft place to land
And a good feeling knowing
She's a warm conversation
That I wouldn't miss for nothing
She's a fighter when she's mad
And she's a lover when she's loving

And she's everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
I talk about her, I go on and on and on
'Cause she's everything to me

She's a Saturday out on the town
And a church girl on Sunday
She's a cross around her neck
And a cuss word 'cause its Monday
She's a bubble bath and candles
Baby come and kiss me
She's a one glass of wine
And she's feeling kinda tipsy

She's the giver I wish I could be
And the stealer of the covers
She's a picture in my wallet
Of my unborn children's mother
She's the hand that I'm holding
When I'm on my knees and praying
She's the answer to my prayer
And she's the song that I'm playing

[Repeat chorus]

She's the voice I love to hear
Someday when I'm ninety
She's that wooden rocking chair
I want rocking right beside me
Everyday that passes
I only love her more
Yeah, she's the one
That I'd lay down my own life for

And she's everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
She's everything to me
Yeah she's everything to me

Everything I ever wanted
And everything I need
She's everything to me


I Love You Forever, Sweetheart!




riversharki said...

Happy anniversary, Dirk and Nelishia! May the wings of your love never lose a feather.

I enjoyed your journal and hope to come back and spend more time here reading it completely.

God Bless You!

emabecmar said...

Happy Anniversary to two beautiful loving people. I wish you both many many many more years of happiness. ((((((hugs)))))

ma24179 said...

That is the sweetest! You two are very lucky to have one another!! -Missy

lifesabench6 said...

Happy Anniversary you two!!!!  God Bless you both- things will only get better and better as you grow old together!!  I love the song you posted, and it's an excellent choice~  God Bless and have a wonderful anniversary~ Carolyn

bhbner2him said...

Congratulations!!!!  How refreshing to read such sweet heartfelt sentiments....and from a man!!!  ;o)  -  Barbara

randlprysock said...

Oh this is the nicest most romantic entry I have ever read!!  Happy Anniversary you two sweet love birds!!!  I added your screen name to my journal and hope it works since it is private.  Let me know if it is not working whenever ya get a chance.  Obviously hopefully you two are celebrating right now so just stop by some other time when ya can.  
Lisa : )

wipforever said...

Awwww, Dirk, how sweet and romantic!  :)  Nice to see a man who isn't ashamed to be a little "mushy". :) :) :)

Happy anniversary to you both and God bless you with many more years together!

wwfbison said...

Wishing you many more years of happiness together.  This is beautiful and clearly comes from the heart....Happy First Anniversary!

queeniemart said...

i am SO glad you two have each other. You both are wonderful, trustworthy, and loving people and i want nothing more than her to be loved and cherished and she has found the perfect man for that!

pharmolo said...

That is a great tribute, Dirk, and I wish you both many years of happiness :-))

jckfrstross said...

I remember when she met you:) God put you two together and what better matchmaker is there? lol Happy Anniversary to you both


luvrte66 said...

This is so sweet, and congratulations to both of you. It's a remarkable thing to find someone so compatible, and I'm so happy for you!


buckoclown said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary.  Also, thanks for stopping by my journal and leaving a comment.  Seems like our pasts have some similarities, I am adding you to my alerts :o)