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Monday, August 17, 2009

36 Years!


August 18th marks our 36th Wedding Anniversary. I wish I could tell you how much my life with my husband means to me. I was so young, only 18, when we met. And we have had many struggles in our life together. My husband and I have 4 precious babies in heaven, and we battled with infertility. We have had career changes that involved moving from family and friends. And now, we have my health issues. But no matter what, my husband has always loved me, and I always KNEW it. He has always been and always is there for me. He is truly my life companion. I am so blessed to have met a man who loves his Saviour and has loved me and been so good to me through the joys and the heartaches. I thank the Lord every day for this blessing.

We are looking forward to spending some time together this coming weekend. I am sure we will remember together our early years, the years waiting for children, finally having children, now grandchildren. We will laugh at how good we looked back then, but we didn't KNOW it! We will shake our heads and wonder where all the years went. And we will cry and pray that the Lord will allow us many more years together and with many good days.

Celestina, who last week celebrated their 36th anniversary, posted her Bridal picture and it was so beautiful that I thought I would post mine as well. This was truly one of the three best days of my life!

We are still Kissing!!!

32 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a great post! At first I thought it was a First Communion picture because you look so young! LOL!

Aren't those yellow roses in you wedding bouquet? Yay!

Have a great celebration!

Katherine

Kathy said...

Happy anniversary to our dear friends! Have a fabulous day/weekend together!
xoxo...Kathy & Sandy

salmagundi said...

Congratulations! I just know there will be many more years together!!!! Sally

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations! I love the wedding photos. Weren't we all so young back then? Where have the years gone?

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

That was so sweet. Your wedding dress was beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend and congrats on 36 years.
Valerie

Liz said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful bride you were. I know what you mean by looking at the old pics and thinking ...I looked good back then! ...but didn't know it. That is so true! :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebration and 36 more years!

~Liz

Connie said...

Hmmm....how'd I miss that nearly strawberry blonde hair? I don't remember you having strawberry blonde hair! You know, I can't remember the bridesmaids dresses at all - were they green? I'm getting old.

Congratulations and many more to come! In another month we're celebrating 31 - that's another thing I don't remember - we married 5 years apart??

Heather said...

aww, how sweet! happy anniversary! very exciting :)

Happy@Home said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 36 years together. I think your photos are precious and your wedding gown is gorgeous. Love all of that lace.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope the two of you are blessed with many more happy years ahead, filled with love.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh girl you are just as gorgeous now! Happy happy Anniversary! You have indeed had some trials - more than your share. I wish you many more years together!! Have fun this weekend!

hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

38 years for hubby and me!

Congrats to you and the love of your life!

Pamela in NE OH

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Congratulations on your 36th anniversary CeeKay! What a beautiful bride!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary and wishes for many more joyous years together. I loved seeing your wedding pictures..you looked so pretty and what a gorgeous dress. Enjoy the weekend....hugs, Linda

Picket said...

Morning sweetie...Happy anniversary to you girl...look at your beautiful self! You look like a little porcelain doll! lol Hope you and hubby had glorious day celebrating and remembering!

Karen said...

Congratulations CeeKay! Have a wonderful day!

Ashley ~ said...

Happy Anniversary*!!! What a beautiful couple you are*!!!

You ask about the OC pic....you are more than welcome to take it and any other OC things I post that you're interested in. At the start of Sept, (our month) I want to post a teal awareness ribbon that other gals who also want to help us get the word out during our month, can take and post to their own blogs in support.

I hope you start feeling better soon, of course, about time you start to feel better from one treatment, it's alreayd time for the next. You're in my prayers, pretty lady*!

(((hugs)) _Ashley*

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Happy belated anniversary! Oh my, this post really struck home for me in so many ways. In December, my hubby and I will celebrate our 37th anniversary. We can't believe how fast the years have flown by either!

My dress looked so much like yours it gave me goosebumps! My veil was almost identical too, but not as long. I also wore my (brunette) hair similiar to yours..."gypsy shag?" AND I have a photo of me in almost the same pose. Deja vu, for sure! :)

Angie said...

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! Such a sweet love story!

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a sweet post! Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend... May it be all that you wish it to be... Julie

chickie said...

Best of wishes to you and your husband.Such inspiration.I lived in Goodyear for about 7mths.I came back here to IL last Sept(wow almost a yr ago)I love Az!!.I got married to a lawyer here in my hometown.He is wonderful.Its been 4mths of fun.We have have been tossing the idea to move.AZ possibly?My good friend still lives in Goodyear and I miss her dearly.She keeps me updated with the area.Have a bright day and Fun Finds 2 U...Chickie

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary, Ceekay! Your photos are precious memories of a blessed time in a woman's life, and you are blessed to have so many years of growing up and growing old-er together. Even with the heartache, life with a loving partner is wonderful. I pray your health will improve and you will be showing us pictures of your 50th wedding anniversary in 14 short years! Take care! Mary

Suz said...

Congrats! Hubby and I married at 19 and the years sure fly by ... Aug 5 was 14 years for us.

Have a good time celebrating your life together! :)

The Barkers said...

Happy Anniversary! so glad you are still in love!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh you darling girl! Happy Anniversay Ceekay!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Connie said...

I just came over from another blog and am glad I found you, sugar! I see you've been married 36 years and that's quite an accomplishment nowadays. Nice meeting new bloggers so I occasionally visit from other blogs when I see one that might interest me. I don't THINK I've ever been here before but when ya get "OLD" ya forget things, chickee!
xoxo,
Connie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY...Oh girl how pretty you were on your wedding day...WOW!! 36 years way to go my friend...I made it once to 31 years before I lost my best friend...May you have a GREAT weekend dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Connie said...

Totally embarrassed, ceekay!! I thought the name was familiar but I'm clueless sometimes. Forgive me. I look at so many bloggers and have almost 200 on my Google Reader that I get them all mixed up sometimes. I'll add you to my Google Reader to keep in touch with you ALWAYS from now on, sweetpea. Oooooh, embarrrassed!!!!!!! Sigh........
xoxo,
Connie

dana said...

Dear CeeKay!! Congrats on your anniversary and being soooooo lucky to have found each other!!! I LOVED your sweet tribute to your hubby. . .it's very apparent he shares the very same feelings about you. I chuckled over your statement about "we laugh now at how good we looked back then, but we didn't KNOW it!" Amen to that one!! :) You WERE a beautiful bride and you are still a beautiful woman!
Have a great celebration with your hubby! L, Dana

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cheekay, Happy Anniversary! Thanks for your visit and nice comments. My aunt will appreciate them. Kristen

Laura said...

Hi Ceekay!
Congratulations on 36 years....our 36th anniversary will be in January! How very blessed we are to have good honest men by our sides!
Take care, Laura
P.S. You were a beautiful bride!

Kathy said...

I don't think I told you what a beautiful bride you were, C. I love wedding pics! These are so precious.
xo...Kathy

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