Jun 27, 2009

39 Years and Counting!

Today is our 39th wedding anniversary! Where have the years gone? It simply seems impossible. With the wedding of our son just this past weekend I was reminded of the days leading up to my own wedding. My mother planned most of it for me. After all, what did I know about planning a wedding? I was just a 17 high school student! My goodness - I would have flipped out if one of my own children had entertained the idea of getting married between their junior and senior years of high school! Maybe it was a different time then, in 1970, and maybe we were special, but we've been mostly happy these 14,235 days we've shared in marriage in spite of the odds. Everyone who has ever been married knows about those odd days when it seems nothing can make one or both of you happy! We've had some of those too. We've had lean days early in our marriage when we had to borrow milk money. We've had days when we were frantic over sick babies. We've grieved together and celebrated together. We became grandparents together, worried over a preemie granddaughter and lost one grandchild. We lost more than one pregnancy of our own. We've both been diagnosed with serious illnesses and fought together to win. We tried for many years to have our two children and now we've seen them both married in the church we attended as newlyweds. Throughout it all, the good and the not so good of marriage, God has been our constant companion and guide. We're moving forward, on to 40 years and more!


Willow said...

Congratulations on the anniversary. I hope you have many many more. My Hubby and I have been married for almost 33 years in October.


A Hint of Home said...

Happy 39 th Anniversary! Where have those days gone?
We're right behind you, girl.
I hope you have a wonderful restful time on your vacation and focus on just the two of you. Enjoy!

BECKY said...

A big huge congratulations to you Kathy!! Happee Anniversary, gal!!

What a marvelous accomplishment in this day and age!!

This year is our 30th! It does my heart so much good to meet ladies in blogland who value their husbands and families. I really didn't think there were many of us left, but have been delightfully surprised!

I hope your celebration is fun, romantic, and full of surprises!!
May God continue to bless you and your hubby!!

Have a joyful day,

Carolyn said...

Hi Kathy,
Congratulations on your 39th wedding anniversary! I hope you have many more.
Take care,


Kathy and Hubby -
Congratulations on 39 years of being together. What a wonderful tribute that is to determination and faith. God bless both of you.


Shelia said...

Happy Anniversary! What a blessing to stay married 39 years to the same person these days - it's a miracle! Oh, I love your wedding pictures - you're just a little doll! You still are! Hope you and hubby have a wonderful day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

ceekay said...

Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful milestone. And I still can't get over the blond hair!

Heather said...

congrats and happy anniversary! what a milestone!! you were married at 17 in between your junior & senior year of high school?! my parents would have killed me, lol!

Karen said...

Congratulations to the handsome couple! Wishing you many more years of happiness!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Congratulations on your 39th anniversary. I also got married when I was 17 years old and we will be celebrating our 31st anniversary in September. Like you we have been through alot together but I firmly believe that "the family that prays together stays together." Thanks for sharing your day and may god continue to bless you and your husband as you move forward to more years together.


Sue said...

Look at those youngsters! My husband and I got married in 1972, 2 years out of high school, and have photos like yours. We've had our ups and downs, too, and both fell away from God. I have been a Christian for 25 years, and am still praying for my husband and 2 adult kids to receive the gift of faith.

Enjoy your time at the beach!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I just read this post! Wow!! 39 years. This year we will celebrate 34 years and I also say to myself..."where did all the years go?". Well, I can relate with your ups and downs and all I can think to say is Congrats on your 39 years together...through it all!! Woo Hoo!! Huggy Hugs!