Friday, January 25, 2008

Our 44th Wedding Anniversary!!


Another year has rolled around for hubby and myself and we get to celebrate yet another anniversary!! wow!! It does not seem like we have been married this long!! You know that is almost forever!!

I was only 18 and hubby was 19...so just think how much of both our lives we have been together!! We met when we were 14 at his brother and my cousin's wedding. He was very shy and would hardly look at me....but 2 years later we were dating...plus we lived 40 miles apart (one way that is)!! I believe that God had these plans for us!!

We dated for 3 long years and finally decided once I got into my Senior year that we were going to be engaged!! My dad told me either you take the ring or you go to college. You know what I did and have not once regretted my decision. My dad was very smart. He knew that i would probably not make it all the way through college...and I bet that i would not have made it either!!

So today marks another year here at our home as husband and wife!! We have so many blessings from our marriage!! We have raised 3 great children. Jon who is 43 now and lives in California. He works in the graphic design area of a large company. He is a supervisor. Julie who is 40 and lives in Northern Illinois with her hubby and 4 of our grandchildren. She runs a day care out of her home. Becky is our youngest. She just turned 35 and lives here in Savannah with her hubby and 2 of our grandchildren. She is a registered nurse!

WE are so thankful for the years that God has given to both of us to be together. I just pray that he gives us many many more years to share with each other. We both love each other more now than we did those 44 years ago. We trust each other, finish each other's sentences, know what the other one wants or needs without any talking, we are each others best friends, we understand commitment and devotion to one another!! This is what makes a good marriage. Plus our biggest part is having God that is the GLUE that holds it together for us!! Without that trust and faith i know that it would have been rougher than it has been.

Thank you my dear hubby for these great years that you have given to just ME!! I am blessed!!

FLIP FLOP

26 comments:

Nancy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great tribute to a long lasting, loving, marriage! You have been blessed indeed. May you have many more happy years together!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Happy Anniversary!!!! I feel the love...feel the love! :)

I wondered onto your blog because I saw your blog title on a comment you left someone. I just had to check it out. LOVE the name! :)

~melody~

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good afternoon Sandy, First,I want to wish both of you "a happy anniversary"....You have posted a great and loving post to your hubby today..Fred and I will celebrate 40 years next Saturday..Feb. second..I have not made it to Curves yet..going at 3pm....Give my best to Mike..
Hugs, Barb

Linda said...

Such a loving post. Wanted to come back and read about your special day. Again, Happy Anniversary!!!

Julie said...

Hi. Sorry you missed the granddaughter's song this morning.They want to call back later if they are all here. Have a happy anniversary.

Melli said...

You ARE being celebrated over on MY blog today!!! Happy Anniversary you two LOVE BIRDS!!!! Let the romance... continue!

Betty said...

Happy 44th Anniversary to you and your husband. You know you and I share the same anniversary date. I enjoyed your writing about how you two met and about the family you have raised. I agree with you that God is what keeps two people together for that many years. Ed and I have been married 33 years. We go to church together and prayer together.

I hope you will visit my blog today as I made mention of your anniversary and mine on my posting. I hope you don't mind sharing the spotlight with me and my hubby.

Maybe tomorrow or the next day I will write about how we met. It is an interesting story, or so I think.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I am going back to my blog and post it on there!! 44 years is wonderful!! God Bless you Both!! Love, Grams

Hope said...

Hi Sandy,
Just came over via Grams' blog to wish you a very Happy Anniversary!
Wonderful story and tribute to your love!

Hugs,
Hope

Anonymous said...

Yes I remember 44 years ago today and what a pretty wedding you had. You had red and white as your colors and I remember I had to buy a red and white suit to wear, don't have it anymore, too many years have gone by. Well if you keep on you will put in 64 just like your Dad and I. God is the glue you got that right and just being good friends helps a lot too. Your Dad and I are very proud of the two of you, as it was pretty rocky at the beginning if you remember. Also your brother Ron and his wife Judy just celebrated their 31st anniversary on the 15 th after we celebrated our 64 on the 12th, so it is a family thing with us, right? Just keep hanging in, as sometimes it gets a little rocky, but then you just remember God meant this to be or it would have ended a long time ago. Very proud of you both. Love & Hugs. Mother & Dad

PEA said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, dear Sandy!! 44 years is indeed a long time in this day and age...wonderful to see it still happens:-) I've been married 31 years (I was 18 also when I got married) but unfortunately about 7 years ago we decided to go our own way, although we still share the house. It's just easier for us that way for now and we are still friends but that's it. I know I must confuse a lot of people on my blog about what my situation really is! I mention him as "E" every once in a while! lol All the very best to you and your hubby...here's to another 44 years:-) xoxo

Mary said...

Sandy,

This is a great milestone and you and your hubby should be proud. Happy 44th Anniversary.

If my first hubby had have lived, we would have been married 42 years this coming April. He has been gone for 31 years, which is hard to believe. My current hubby and I just celebrated our 19th anniversary in December.

I hope you and your hubby have many more years to enjoy your love. Yes, God helps hold marriages together. Without him the struggles would have been much harder to bear.

Blessings,
Mary

Peggy said...

I am soooo sorry I am late wishing you a Happy Anniversary. Hope it was a wonderful as you are!

Susan said...

Happy happy anniversary. I pray that you and Mike continue to receive many blessings. It is so wonderful that you are able to be such a testimony to the potential of long marriages.

Hugs,

Susan

Denise said...

Happy Anniversary my friend, hope you two share many more precious moments together. I love you.

Barbara H. said...

Happy anniversary! This is a lovely post.

Jennifer said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you & your hubby! You give us single gals hope! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer :-)

bj said...

Wishing you the happiest anniversary! Isn't life just grand!
hugs, bj

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Sandy. This is a beautiful post. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Life is a blessing when you have someone wonderful to share life's greatest moments with. May God continue to bless both of you.

Glo said...

Happy 44th Anniversary to a wonderful and deserving couple. May God bless you with many more years together. You are very blessed.
Love and God bless.

Maggie Ann said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! We will have been married 40 years this summer...where has the time gone? I loved reading your post and rejoice with you...God gives the best gifts to us...our loving husbands to hold us in thier arms and hearts. May God bless you with many more years together.

Sarge Charlie said...

My wife and I just hit 40 years on the second of Jan, congrats, long term romance, sounds cool to me. I saw you on your friends blog. stop by mine and we will visit a spell.

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary!

Donetta said...

Congratulations! How wonderful to have each other and to love each other so deeply for so many years. Yet every day must be like it is anew.

Susie said...

Hi Sandy,
Congratulations on your 44th wedding anniversary. A long and happy marriage is one of God's greatest blessings.
Thank you so much for your faithful comments and prayers for my Grandpa..
xo

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

what a wonderful gift...

Blessings to you both...

and thank you my friend for all the prayers... I know they held me up...

love ya
Connie