Mr. and Mrs. Franks (19 years)

"It's my strength for holding on
Every minute that I have to be gone
I'll have everything I'll ever need
I'm carrying your love with me"

Greg and Kelly Franks

©      How did you meet?
We met on the internet when it wasn't popular in 1996, when there were chat rooms.  My sister brought home her computer from college and told me NOT to share ANY personal info with anyone.  He asked if there were any cute TX girls and I instant messaged him yes I was. We chatted on private message for 4 hrs and he was a hen pecker so I asked him if he wanted to call me.  He called and we talked until 6 am.  That was at Thanksgiving.  We kept talking and he bought me a plane ticket to come see him for New Years Eve.  I flew and he picked me up.  He put me in a hotel.  We were engaged 1 month later and married June 26, 1996.

©      What do you love about your husband?
He was hard working, VERY caring, and SO KIND!!!  I knew right away I would spend the rest of my life with Greg.

©      What are some things you enjoy doing together?
We go to movies and have a date night once a month.  We pray together every morning before we leave for work.  We do things as a family.  I LOVE to see him interact with our kids.

©      Kelly, what is your favorite part of marriage?
My favorite part of marriage is each stage we have been through.  I LOVE to spend time with Greg.  He is my soul mate!!

©      What is the most important aspect of a marriage?
COMMUNICATION!!!! You MUST tell how you are feeling about something.  If you don't, the person will NEVER know.  Do it in a kind way.

©     Life often throws many curveballs, and those that make it through those tough times stay together. How have you dealt with stressful times that arise?
We dealt with infertility for 10 years of our marriage.  It was the MOST difficult thing to deal with.  The problem was mine and I felt like SUCH a failure!! Having Greg reassure me and help me deal with it was AMAZING!!! We grew MUCH stronger in our faith.  We went to MANY Bible studies together during that time so we grew in our faith and with each other.

©      What are the strengths of your marriage?
Our faith

©     Greg, what do you love about Kelly
I love how she takes care of our children.

©     Kelly, what do you love about Greg?
I love how Greg cares for me! He definitely puts me on a pedestal! 

©      What advice would you give to newly married couples?
The advice we would give to young married couples is to follow the biblical example of marriage, leave your family and cleave to your spouse.  If you have children they do NOT come first.  First is The Lord-ALWAYS, then spouse, then children.  ALWAYS communicate!!

©      What song best describes your marriage?
George Strait's "I'm Carrying Your Love for Me"


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