Saturday, July 03, 2010

Thirty Years!!!

They say time flies when you're having fun.
Perhaps that's why the last thirty years have flown by!

I've been holding hands with the same guy for thirty years.

Thirty years ago today I married my best friend. We were oh so young, and quite the doe-eyed optimists. We didn't know all that life had in store for us but we were absolutely sure we wanted to face it all together.

If someone had sat us down that morning and told us every joy and sorrow and trial and triumph we were going to face together I would have never believed it.

Life is certainly not dull.

Yet, today, I am still married to my best friend. I recognize this is an incredible blessing and gift. We still like each other's company best. We are still absolutely sure we want to face life together. How cool is that?

I am pleased to report that there has never been a day in the past 10,950 that have not included a shared laugh and our sharing the words, "I love you." I still get a kick out of the fact we have kissed over every state line we have crossed.

I absolutely love what we have created together. Our growing family is such a delight for us. They share our passions for God, nature, laughter, and each other's company.

Yep, it's a good life. I'm a happy wife. And I can't wait for the next thirty years.


  1. oh i love you guys! THIRTY years! that is so awesome. i love that picture of you two hugging. i've never seen it before. congratulations, i hope you guys have a good day together!

  2. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Love this! Michael and I will be celebrating 15 years next year and you put my thoughts into words...maybe MY goal should be to hang out with YOU so I can write like this! Love you woman and you have definitely been an inspiration to me since...ohhh, a while now...hee hee!

  3. 30 years is pretty stinkin' amazing! I know that I can speak for all of us when I say thank you for being such great parents and a wonderful example of two best friends. We have all learned so much from the both of you and are proud to call you both our parents. Love you! Hope you had the best anniversary ever! :)

  4. I love you guys! I am so blessed to have parents who love each other so much and set such an incredible example for me!

  5. PS. I love that pic of all of us being silly! I lol when I look at it! :)

  6. Bless you and your beautiful bunch. Hope to see you and your best friend again soon. At least sometime on this side of the veil.
    Good Stories Always!

  7. Wow! I love this post! So very neat.

  8. great pictures! i especially love the silly one at the top! hehehe! my sweet hubby and i will be married 29 yrs this fall, and i can relate to this post and what you said, as he is my very best friend and has made me laugh every day of our lives that we've been together and we too have never gone through a day without saying i love you at least once! we are so blessed! congratulations! God bless you and your family!