Friday, September 18, 2009

FOR BETTER OR WORSE, RICHER OR POORER, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH...

Farmboy and me, on our daughter Giselle's wedding day, 2 years ago.

38 years ago today, September 18, 1971, we got married.
Honestly, I didn't think it would last.
Both of my parents had been married several times.
I had never really been exposed to a happy marriage, and didn't really have high hopes for my own.
After our first two girls had been born, things went downhill quickly.
Divorce was imminent.

Avery Frances, Cyn, Sam David, Farmboy, Gina, Giselle, and Krystal.

After hearing the gospel in 1977, the Holy Spirit would not leave us alone!
In February of 1978 I became a Christian, with Farmboy quickly following that May.

A "Black & White" party around 2006

Things changed rather quickly, as you can imagine!
Now, I could never pretend that everything after that was hunky-dorey.
HA!
But...there was a new level of commitment, and the knowledge that we truly will be married "till death do us part."
On a cruise my father took us on in 2005, one year before he passed away.

Homecoming, 1970

Torch Lake around 2000

Wedding day

June, 2006

I'll love you forever.
I'll like you for always.
As long as I'm living, your wife I will be.

I love you, Farmboy.

xoxo,
Cindy
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34 comments:

cityfarmer said...

I lift my little wedding champagne flute to you two. Glass half full or half empty? With you two, glaas half full.

Been there thru some of the not so great times with ya

... we were never promised skies always blue, flower strewn pathways all our life thru, but God has promised strenghth for today ...

congratulations dear friends.

countdown is 5

cityfarmer said...

p.s. picture number two, you look like one of the girls!

Melodie said...

Congratulations!I am glad you shared your story.Marriage is not always a bed of roses.I also loved that you shared how your faith helped you to over come the rough patches.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Happy anniversary to you both. I love your story and I want to say you have gotten more beautiful as the years have gone by...truly.
XOXO
Joni

Victoria said...

Congratulations to you both. Yours will be the "good marriage" your kids look back on and emulate, so you've started quite a legacy there. :)

Rachel said...

Congratulations!! You have such a lovely family! God has blessed you!

Donna said...

Aaaahhh, congratulations! Great and good things don't always come easy!

Maria said...

H*A*P*P*Y ♥ ♥ ♥ A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y
FarmGirlCyn ♥ Farmboy

Your post today is so beautiful ... what a testimony of love. I would love to pass this along to my daughters. They need to see more marriages that last...
God Bless you ~ Maria

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary, Cyn!!!!!
God is good...ALL the time!
Amen?
Amen.

Faith said...

Such sweetness in life. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. :)

Your love has grown, as you have grown, it's obvious. Praise God for His faithfulness in your lives.

~Faith

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your dh Cyn. What a beautiful story, God is so great! You are a beautiful couple, and what a beautiful family you have.
I loved all of your pictures, especially the black and white party, so cute. But the picture of you both at your daughters wedding is so beautiful. And your last words just sums it up! Hope you both had a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Penny said...

Beautiful story Cyn. We have been married for 42 years - not always a bed of roses, but well worth the journey. Life is the best right now. Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad to have you. I've seen you on Mimi's or KatieZ's I think. Will be back often.

Rebekah said...

Congratulations Cyn and Happy Anniversary. IT is so wonderful what we can do with God that we could not do on our own. Enjoy that husband of yours and love him to death. Rebekah.

cindy said...

Beautiful pictures....
Happy Anniversary to you both!

Farmchick said...

Here's to many, many more years together! Happy Anniversary!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Congrats to you & hubby! I must say, you look fantabulous in all your pictures...
Cindy

Lori said...

Well if this isn't the sweetest post. :) Loved hearing your salvation story...the Lord makes ALL the difference in a marriage...come to think of it, He makes all the difference in life period! :)

Kimberly said...

Congratulations to you both! How wonderful & inspiring.

Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

What a precious story! Thank you for sharing your heart. Congratulations on many years of marriage and prayers for many more! You are a sweet couple.

Linda K. said...

Here via The Feathered Nest, just had to write a little note as our story is very similar to yours. My 'farmboy' and I have been married for 38 years, June 5th. Hubby grew up on a farm in Wisconsinm, we met and married in 1971. You both look awesome for 38 years in your marriage! How refreshing this is! And Christians too! Both of us became Christians in 1977! What a coinsidence. Thanks for sharing your story.
Visit White Linen~Lavender Field for a treat!
Blessings, Linda

Sherry in MI said...

My husband and I just celebrated our 21st anniversary last week and have four children ages 14, 13, 11 and 9 years - plus an unexpected 16 year old exchange student from Spain this year. I loved reading your post and seeing your pictures. And I recognized your last quote - I LOVE the book Love You Forever!

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