Wednesday, September 13, 2006

MAKING MEMORIES OF US


On September 18, Pete and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary.
I was just barely 18 years old, and he was 21. We had met in August of '69, just as I was entering my junior year of high school. He had just graduated that June and was beginning his first year at the local Junior College. We dated off and on, mostly on, for 2 years before getting married.

After 7 years of marriage, we had 2 precious girls, but our lives were falling apart. We had pretty much gone our separate ways, and divorce was inevitable.
Then God stepped in.
I was born-again in February '78, and Pete shortly after in May.
We have not been the same since.
God has truly redeemed those years the locusts had eaten.

Here we are up at Torch Lake, maybe 7 years ago.
At a "black/white" dinner party nearly 2 years ago.

On a Caribbean cruise my dad took us on 1 1/2 years ago, just 11 months before he passed away.

Fathers Day, 2006
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20 comments:

homemakerang said...

Happy Anniversary! thats a LONG TIME TO BE married! God is good!

Amanda said...

Happy Anniversary to you! What a testimony that your life, marriage and family is. I love your hair dark in that one picture! Looks awesome! I like it now too! Saturday, Fulton St. Maybe see you there.

carla said...

Happy Anniversary! And many more to you and your husband.

I've been lurking for several months...I found your blog through Homemakerang...I really enjoy visiting your blog...it's very nice.

Cindy said...

Wonderful!! Happy Anniversary!!

Aunt Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary..what a wonderful testimony to marriage you have! I love it. You seem to get younger and younger in the pictures..I wish I could do THAT!!!
Congrats on all those years!!

Morning Glory said...

Oh, that's such a sweet post and you are a really beautiful couple. God still works miracles, doesn't He? Happy Anniversary!

cityfarmer said...

You two are at the top of our list...not just any old list...but seasoned and just good friends...lifelong friends...Happy anniversary...will you go out?....perhaps uncork a Veuve in celebration of the Remax deal in Florida??????


Enjoy.

I did not get the package mailed....I am so sorry.

Mindy said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you! Love the pictures of you two!! God is soo good!! Blessings both of you!

kansasrose said...

Happy Anniversary and God Bless you both! What a beautiful couple you were and are and an inspiration to all... YES! pop the cork on some Veuve and toast your love!

Lori said...

You both make such a lovely couple!! Happy Anniversary!

Also, I love the music!

kpjara said...

I will be celebrating 8 years on the 19th! I love the pictures...what a beautiful couple you are and PRAISE God that He has renewed you and strengthened you together!

I think it's amazing how much I feel incomplete without my husband...especially considering how INDEPENDENT I thought I was. LOL

kate said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Wow, 35 years -- many congratulations!

And thanks for visiting my blog occasionally, i have been remiss in not coming over here to say hi, but i am here now.

Lindsey said...

Congratulations to you and Pete. Hope you both have a lovely anniversary together :)

Loving the black and white dinner party photo - looks like fun.

Eleny said...

God is Awesome! That is so wonderful that you are still together and stil very much in love! :)

Wildside Musing said...

Ah, such sweet young faces yet!

"Memories of us" -- so important -- as you point out.

kansasrose said...

Hey Cyn, Send me your email addy and I will send you a copy of the grape jelly recipe. I found it and some great tips on a home and garden forum! I used Catawba grape juice but any grape juice will work. Michigan has some really fine vineyards...maybe you could source some juice from them! Some women even use the wild grapes or fox grapes or mustang grapes to make jelly. We do have them here but they are in southern part of state. (((hugs)))) Going to pick more grapes today and make more jelly!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Bless you!!!! How wonderful! Sorry it took be so long to coment! Cant wait to see you both - hopefully soon!

Rosa said...

Happy Anniversary! How wonderful. I'm so happy you are still together and happy. That says a lot for you both. Congrats!

Run Around Paris said...

Congratulations...Good for you! I love a happy ending.

April 1930s said...

Wow - what a neat story, Cindy... thank you so much for sharing this.