Saturday, October 18, 2008

32 years


Tomorrow it will be 32 years since I walked down the aisle and pledged my self, my life, my love to this man.


Did I know what I was getting into? Absolutely not!

Have there been hardtimes? yes

Times I thought we wouldn't make it? yes, those too

Would I do it all over again? Absolutely, yes!

It has been the adventure of a lifetime and I would love doing it all again!

He is my life, my love, and my salvation. He has shown me the world in ways I would never have known and shown me the Lord in ways I could never explain nor can hardly comprehend even now. Without him I would be one of the many lost sheep wandering in the wilderness not only of this life but of the spirit. With his gentle guidance I have found great joy in this earthly existence and incredible freedom and purpose in the kingdom of God. I thank my God daily for this man He has given me to walk with me, to be my friend and lover, and to show me the way home.

The journey thus far has been amazing...not stoppin now.

Happy anniversary, baby, I love you.

20 comments:

Joni said...

That is so beautiful! Congratulations, and prayers for many more wonderful years to come.

P.S. That is a great picture!!

dille2@cableone.net said...

You two make quite a snazzy couple - congrats to recognizing that marriage isn't about feeling good or always being on top. It is about hard work - the hardest we may ever do and learning through the years to be flexible. Here to you two!!!

Barb said...

What a wonderful photo of you two, Cheryl. You're two years ahead of me - I'm celebrating 30 next month. And I would say exactly all the same things you said. Some marriages truly are just made in heaven and this yours is one of them.

Happy Anniversary! You two look wonderful together.

Gina said...

I love marriage "success stories". What beautiful words, Cheryl. You are such a stunning couple. Congratulations! And Happy Anniversary. That really is quite an accomplishment!

jayjay said...

Oh, now that brings tears to my eyes, Cheryl. What wonderful and very true words, and I am immensely joyful and humbled to have been able to claim friendship and familyship with you both. Love you both lots, and congratulations!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary!
You're one of my hero's, someone to aspire after...now, what exactly is the secret to accomplish that?

Pat said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary!
What a beautiful couple the two of you are, your love radiates from your faces.
I wish you many, many more years of blessings together!

Deborah said...

Congratulations !!:)

Margie said...

congratulations! that is something to be proud of!

you guys are cuties!

Loveyou

Anonymous said...

You guys look real good. Hope everything is going well for you both. All our love
Chris & Vina

Deb said...

Happy anniversary!!

What a beautiful photograph of the two of you!

...and a wonderful testimony to God's faithfulness in providing you with the man of your dreams!

Amy said...

jadasgigi, Congratulations! You make a terrific pair. Blessings to you on your special day and all through the year.

Mrs. Mac said...

You must have both still been in the cradle ... lovely post about your handsome prince. Congrats on 32 years of marriage ...

Hugs from the North Woods

Neil said...

Congratulations! Here's looking to 32 more :-)

KayMac said...

happiest of anniversaries!

Scott said...

This is so nice to read, Cheryl. Marriage is not easy (all the time) but certainly worth the hard times that sometimes come our way.

I'm glad too that you liked my political post. I have my fingers crossed!

MugwumpMom said...

Oh, so sorry I missed wishing you a happy anniversary on the day...
you look gorgeous in the photo!! both of you. wonderful post..congratulations and may there be many more years to come.

Danielle Says Hello said...

What a beautiful photo and testimony to your marriage (where is the wedding photo????)!!!! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello - I started Fall Into Cooking to motivate me into trying one new recipe a week - so far it's working. I have had only one 'ick' and that was the smothered steak. I would love to have that cornbread salad recipe!!!

happy happy belated anniversary!!!

heiresschild said...

what a beautiful tribute to your husband and your marriage. CONGRATULATIONS!

Sara said...

happy anniversary and happy love to you!