Today is quite the day, at least for Mike and I!! We have now officially been married for a whole 45 years!! It just does not seem possible to me...I don't remember being here for all of those years!! I feel like I should just be 45 in age myself but no i have been married 45 years already!! Man this went quickly!! I can remember that day really well in the cold wintry days in Illinois.
It was very cold that day and someone told me that when the bride steps out of the church and the sun shines that means she is going to have a great marriage...well that is exactly what happened that day. When I stepped out to get in the car for our ride around town the sun came out!! I know that is a silly wife's tale but I like to think that it is true because I have had a great marriage!!
We have had a lot of ups and downs..having 3 children...all by C-section...trying to keep them warm and in clothes sometimes felt almost impossible to do!! But they lived and have grown up to be 3 of the nicest adults!! We sent them to Christian schools which took all of any extra money that we ever had!! Two finished college completely and one went about a year and a half!! We are very proud of all of them and the families that they have established. What more could we have done?
Today we got up and Mike gave me that gift that you see in the beginning. That is a Willow Tree statue called, "Anniversary". i had told him that I would love to have that but with the way our money is NOT coming in around here I figured that we would just get each other cards. That is what I gave to him..just a lonely card!! BUT no somehow he managed to get me the beautiful Willow Tree and also a new book that is out by an author that I really like!! He was sneaky!! Smile!!
We went out to breakfast (which we both love to do). Then ran to Sam's and Walmart..Came home and watched a movie. Pretty soon we will be going to our Sunday night small group!! What an exciting day!! Oh well...at least we are together!! Some people are not and are wishing that on this day that they could be!! We are very fortuante that God has allowed us to still be together and to still LOVE being married to each other!!
Thursday our granddaughter Madison found out that we were having an anniversary this weekend and that she and her family were going to be gone....So she sat down here at our house and made us a quick card...She asked me if the mail had come and I said yes and that I had already got it.."Gma do you mind if I go and check the mail again?" I said, "No, of course not!"
So off she went...then when she came back she said that she had found something in the mail box...her card that she had just made..what a sweetie to do that for us!!
Thougth for the day: Ways to make a marriage work
*I was wrong
*I am sorry
*Please forgive me
*I LOVE YOU!!