"46" Years and Counting

Hey everyone!  Here we are, another year older and celebrating another anniversary!  This is a
re-post of last year's.  The only things that have changed are our ages & that we are celebrating 46 years together.  I pinch myself often as a reminder of just how lucky I am to have found this outstanding man, who loves me in spite of my many quirks.

Blushing bride!

Oh, wow, I was young and teensy!  I cannot believe that dress was a Size 6!

Here we are with two of the most precious people in my life, my grandparents.  Hubby's grandparents died when he was quite young, so he didn't mind that my grandparents "scooped" him in and loved him as their own.  He was pretty crazy about them, too!  I am so grateful that our children got to meet and spend even a small bit of time with their wonderful Great-Grandparents.  I think about them often and hope they are looking down on our family and feeling happy.

Don't you just love the cute little hat?  Well, I was wearing gloves, too!  This "Going Away" outfit created some giggles when I had to go into a pharmacy a couple of hours into our trip to purchase my birth control pills that I had forgotten to pack -- oh, yes, the pharmacist was quite amused!

Now, 46 years later, I am so happy and feel truly blessed to have had this wonderful man in my life for all these many years.  We've weathered many storms, celebrated wonderful events like the birth of both of our children and our children's children, provided solace in times of loss, and through everything, have remained strong for each other.  People always seem so shocked when we say we've been married for so many years and often ask what our secret is.  I don't think there is a secret to a good marriage, but my advice, if anyone wants to know is:
                                                     a)  Be good friends
                                                     b)  Be honest, but not hurtful, & trust each other
                                                     c)   Love deeply 
                                                     d)   Forgive and forget petty issues
                                                     e)   Be willing to say "I'm sorry" and mean it

Would I marry this sweet man all over again?  You betcha'!


  1. It says "46." You seem to be getting spammed.

  2. Congratulations on 46 wonderful years! And, you continue to enjoy each others company, travel and work on projects together, it is Fabulous!! Enjoy many more! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

  3. Carol, the photo you left a comment on is a sun flower. I'm told it is a golden sunflower. It came up unexpectedly. Yes, I have had tomatoes....first year I planted a big boy and it did really well. My cucumbers have done terrible. This heat is a killer!

  4. Congratulations to you both! xxx Maria

  5. Congrats on all your beautiful years together!!!

  6. What gorgeous wedding pictures! Great advice too. Happy belated Anniversary!

  7. I’m in love and hoping to find the right person when seeing you both with such a gorgeous smile! Love is one the air! <3



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