Marriage

Sixteen Years Ago Today…

Sixteen years ago today, I woke up expected to be pampered.  Manicure, hair appointment, brunch with my bridesmaids. Sixteen years ago today, the Texas weather was it’s typical January self sporting spring-like temperatures for the beginning of my new life. Sixteen years ago today, family members were traveling into town in their Sunday best to witness a new union. Sixteen years ago today, I entered a sanctuary to find my knight in shining tuxedo waiting to see me in my wedding dress for the first time. Sixteen years ago today, I had a brother on each arm giving me away to the man of my dreams. Sixteen years ago today, Charles Beall sang The Lord’s Prayer acapella at the alter and brought tears to our eyes. Sixteen years ago today, Cindy Moehring became Mrs. Chris Beall. These past sixteen years have been deceptive.  Deceptive because in many ways it seems like only yesterday we met and in others, like we’ve known each other our entire lives.  The memories I had before January 9, 1993, are slowly getting outweighed by the memories I am making with him in these past sixteen years.   Who would have ever thought that two strong-minded individuals could work so well together as a married couple.  We’ve had our share of fights and heartaches, but we’ve always made ammends.  Call it being soul mates or destined to be with one another.  Call it whatever you deem appropriate.   All I know is that it works.  For sixteen years it has worked. I am still smitten with this man of mine.

17 thoughts on “Sixteen Years Ago Today…”

  1. Congratulations on your 16 years, Cindy. May the Lord grant you and your husband many more wonderful years. That must have been interesting to see your two brothers giving you away.

    My wife and I have been married for thirty (31 in April), and I am so blessed to have the wife God gave me.

  2. Congrats to you both!!! It’s amazing how great our God truly is! I hope your day is filled with more memories and LOTS of love!!!

  3. Happy Anniversary, Cindy! Anniversaries are truly amazing days to celebrate all that the Lord has faithfully brought a couple through and to anticipate the time to come to share together. May it be a blessed day for you all!

  4. I’m so glad you guys have become such a great example of what a godly faithful couple looks like. It inspires me.

  5. Happy Anniversary friend! I am excited about celebrating my 7 months…wisdom says…”keep celebrating”. Thanks for sticking it out and staying with commitment…you and that Mr. Beall are a blessing to me.

  6. Chris & Cindy,
    Happy Day to both of you. I love your story about meeting her mom. I wish you both many, many more happy years together.

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