is the Year God collided us together as friends, Jos flew in from Holland for the first time and came to Anna's work place at the Airport to rent a car but little did we know that 11+ years later we would be telling our love story in Celebration of 10 years of marriage.
When we both first met - without realizing it - we saw in each other something special that only God can plant in us; Love, Compassion, Nurturing, Beauty, Open-mindedness, Humbleness, and Humility. We fell in Love with each other without knowing it at the time.
From that moment on we were inseparable: we did everything and went everywhere together as friends and eventually that grew into something more than just friends! One of the places that we found very special going to together was Church on Sundays even though Jos was up until then (in his words) a CEO-church-goer (Christmas Easter Only); however his mind and heart were open to receive God and to have a personal relationship with God!
In 2006 there were many conversations between us regarding future goals, having kids, getting married, building a (business) empire, and seeing even more of the world but this time together. Everything just clicked and we both knew in our hearts that we were destined to spend the rest of our lives together as Husband and Wife! When God is in it, everything is natural and there is no limit to what's possible.
The proposal followed in January of 2007!
In August of 2007 when we said "I Do" we started on our journey of building a future together, have beautiful and handsome children and travel the world.
In 2008 God blessed us with our first Goddaughter: Destiny
. When Destiny came into our lives we received her with open arms, and were extremely honored and thankful for being chosen as her Godparents. We knew that it was the beginning of a great destiny!
A few months later we were blessed with our first child; Our Son Joshua
, and every wall that was trying to block our mind and vision with doubt and fear came down and we began to experience a great Love, Joy, and Peace in our spirits. Joshua is a leader, strong, courageous, and a very intelligent young man. Joshua is the gatekeeper of the family and also has an impeccable memory.
In 2010 we had our second son Jeremiah
. The very moment we saw Jeremiah for the first time, we knew God was saying this is my doing and remember what I said in my Word that "the plans I have for you are for good and not for evil and it is to give us Hope and a Future!" Jeremiah is so loving, kind hearted, sensitive and knows how to charm his mother's heart. Jeremiah loves creating things and he is very intelligent.
In 2012 we had our third son Jordan
. When Jordan came into our lives we knew that we were in the process of "crossing the Jordan river" and entering into the "promised land". Jordan is a very strong, big hearted, intelligent young man. He is also very observing, and loves to get hugs and kisses! He stands up for his sister and likes to take care of her before taking care of himself. He is truly his sister's keeper!
In 2014 our desire for a little girl came to pass when our princess Anaiah
, arrived. Anaiah means God has answered and indeed God did answer in such a surprising way! Anaiah is such a smart, beautiful, sweet, amazing little girl who loves many things but she especially loves to dance (just like her momma)! With 3 older brothers around her every day she is the Boss and don't mess with her because she will let you know :) Anaiah is very advanced and mature for her age and eager to learn and grow.
In 2015, to put the cherry on top of the cake almost exactly one year later God blessed us with our second Goddaughter Naa Ofeibea
. She is our Ephesians 3:20
and we will leave that for you to read it for yourself. We are honored and thankful to God to have her as part of our family!
We are so proud of our children and Godchildren!
God has been and will continue to be the foundation and the author of our marriage and family. All the Glory and Honor goes to Our Almighty God because without him Jos and Anna would not exist and all these children and blessings wouldn't have come about.
We are also very Thankful and Blessed to have our proud Parents who have been our biggest cheerleaders and supporters of our marriage and Love. They have been an example for us and our children in many ways and we thank them for instilling great values and God in our lives. We thank God for their lives and for their continued love, support, and prayers!
We give glory and honor to God also for our family and friends who have stood with us during all these years through all the lows and highs and have witnessed us grow from first love and humble beginnings to where we are today. Words cannot describe our Thankfulness and gratitude we feel towards everyone!
And last but not least, to Our Brothers and Sisters of Honor;
Words cannot describe the magnitude of your Love and Friendship to us and our Children. It is you who keep us in remembrance of where we started and where God has brought us from. You keep us on our toes as to where we are going and the future that is to come. Through the highs and lows you have been there and taught us the meaning of friendship, forgiveness, love, and loyalty. But most importantly Respect.
"A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
- Proverbs 18:24