Thursday, October 19, 2006

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today's the day! It has been exactly 30 years since my hubby and I said "I Do".
Sometimes I can hardly believe so much time has passed....and sometimes I can barely remember not being married. :)
We got married on a Tuesday night...weird I know, but I never even thought it strange til we were planning my daughter's wedding last year...:)
Our friends were all highschool kids involved in band and football on weekends and everyone was local so a week night wasn't a big deal...
Yes we were babies...but very growny babies...LOL
fresh out of highschool...hey, at least we waited til we graduated...quite a few of my acquaintances did not....and it was quite respectable in those days and in the deep South to marry young...many of those couples are still together....
not one person questioned our decision...perhaps we looked perfect together...perhaps we were the "responsible" types...but no one, not our parents, our friends nor our respective pastors had one word of caution to offer. We were meant to be..:)
And it has turned out to be one decision I have never regretted nor questioned. Though I wouldn't recommend it for everyone.....
We have grown up together, practically and spiritually....We have seen some very hard days, experienced some incredible highs, produced 3 amazing children and seen much of the world together. We have had the priviledge of participating in the Father's business for our entire married life together. God has been very good to us....
so for us...it was the Right Thing to do.....

He is my sweetheart, my lover, my friend...he has shown me the Lord in such a way that I can never be thankful enough and often think that I might not know the Lord in any depth at all, were it not for my husband. He is the best man I've ever known and I consider myself the luckiest girl on earth....
and that aint too bad after 30 years...

19 comments:

bjk said...

Happy Anniversary......to be loved as Christ loves the church....which I am hearing in you...you are BLESSED....

Birmingham Girl said...

Happy Anniversary! Did you have sweet tea at your reception? :)
No doubt in my mind that making the Lord the head and heart of your home has made it the marriage that it is ~ how wonderful!
Go out, have a great dinner and celebrate a wonderful marriage!

J. Samuel Thomas said...

Wow! Happy anniversary.

Have any wedding pics to post?

momteacherfriend said...

WooHoo...30 years! Congrats.
Enjoy your day.

Kim said...

Yea! Happy Anniversary! 30 years of Love and Lord, now that's something to celebrate!!!

Barb said...

30 is a big milestone, Cheryl. Congratulations and happy anniversary to both of you. We have #28 coming up in a few weeks. It does sort of feel like you've been married forever, doesn't it?

Nothing wrong with marrying young. When you find the right person, it's the right thing to do. And you obviously found the right person. :-)

Destination...Gloryland! said...

Happy Anniversary!

"Oh, happy day! Oh, happy day..."

Becky said...

wow-same guy. don't see that much anymore. i want to be that way! ok, give it up...
what's the trick?

BarBarA said...

You sure are blessed! Happy Anniversary to you and your guy! How wonderful to spend 30 years together and still feel in love.

Margie said...

You my day! happy anniversary! May you have 30 more incredible, happy, healthy years together!!

Mrs. Mac said...

In a world that's full of not so great marriage statistics, it's nice to hear of one that has lasted. Happy 30th anniversary.

BekABoo said...

Congrats, feel better, and enjoy your trip! Love you both!

dawnaj1958 said...

Happy Anniversary!! Wonderful testimony. Have a blessed day.

Kimber said...

Happy Anniversary girly!! YEA YOU GUYS for being together for so long and still loving it :)

May God continue to bless your marriage - and bring a new freshness and joy to you both as you continue on your journey together!!

Truly I think it is soooooo awesome!!!

Ame said...

wow - i LOVE it :)

happy anniversary! what a beautiful gift God has given you and you have given each other :)

Tammy said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!!
I'm so happy for you...it is getting very rare to find those married 25 years much less 30!!
:-D

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Tammy said...

Happy Anniversary!! And many, many more!

Jessica said...

My husband was a senior in high school when we got married and I got pregnant with our first child. It's one of the best decisions I ever made when I married him! We are still living happily ever after..we've had our share of bad times just like everybody else but the good times really outweigh the bad!

Hope you had a nice anniversary!