Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Still on break, but wanted to say...Happy Anniversary!!

On this day, many, many years ago, I found myself standing in a little chapel next to this tall, dark-haired young man with blue eyes and incredibly long eyelashes and wondered to myself....

What am I doing here?  Is it too late to back out now?  Why are his eyelashes longer than mine? 


Not really on the last one.  Maybe.  :)


Well, I didn't back out and some questions still remain after all these years.  Only those questions are along the lines of....

What would our lives have been like if we had lived somewhere else?  Or, what if we had done this or that.  We both like to ponder occasionally.  After all, when you've been married as long as we have, you have to find something to talk about!

 
I pretty much grabbed this tall young man right off the bus coming home from Fort Riley KS where he ended up after his service to his country in the Army.  Which included a free, all expenses paid trip to the jungles of Vietnam.



Not really.  But it was close.
 
The truth is we met one evening in a grocery store parking lot not long after he had gotten home from Fort Riley.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

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Our life together hasn't been all moonlight and roses.  Whose is?

 
We both had a lot of growing up to do and there was a lot of heartache from losing loved ones and friends along the way, as well as many other of life's curve balls thrown at us.   But, with a lot of patience and perseverance....and most of all, God's help....




We've made it to....


the big number 42!

And today, we consider each other to be not only husband and wife, but best friends.

 
We've had some wonderful years, we have 2 great children (btw, both inherited those very long eyelashes) and God willing...we have several more good years ahead of us! 


Happy Anniversary, Blue Eyes!


Until next time...

27 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

    Susannah
    (48 years for us two kids)

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  2. HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! You have been married the exact number of years that we have! 1969? I love the second picture, not posed, just having fun and loving being with each other! This gets even stranger...your wedding gown looks just like mine!!!

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  3. Enjoyed this very much. Happy 42nd!!!

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  4. Happy Anniversary to you both! That is awesome and I love the photos you shared. Congratulations and best wishes for many more beautiful years together! Hugs, Pamela

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  5. Happy Anniversary to Cutie Pie and Blue Eyes! What a fun post and the photos are great. May you have many years to ponder the what-ifs, but I hope that you will ponder the joys of your union even more.

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  6. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!

    To the cutest of couples. :-)

    Thank you for the photos.

    Hugs...

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  7. Aww- Happy Anniversary to you both!!

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  8. Happy Anniversary to the both of you. It is said there are many hills and valleys in a relationship, but you handled very nicely what you were given for 42 years. I am hoping to make mine to 50 this year. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you both!!! May you have a wonderful Anniversary Day.. :)

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  10. You got me all teared up over this one, Cheryl!! Happy, Happy 42nd Anniversary to you and your husband!! I LOVE the second photo... such sweet, young love! blessings and wishes for many, many more years together... tanna

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  11. Congratulations Cheryl on those 42 years of marriage. That's quite an accomplishment. And, yes, those long eyelashes... they get you every time.

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  12. Congrats to a really cute couple on 42 years. That you are still best friends says a lot.
    How nice those eyelashes were dominate traits. Lucky kids.

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  13. Great photos.. Happy Anniversary to you two... I don't know your hubby --but I know you, and he is blessed to have you in his life..

    Love the photos --but where are the updated ones of you two???????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. Happy Anniversary to you!! I love the pics. :)

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  15. A beautiful anniversary post, Cheryl, Wishing you and your blues eyes many more blessed years. love the photos! May you continue to enjoy your break.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  16. Cheryl
    Congrats on your 42nd anniversary!
    You were both so good looking.
    I wish you many more blessed years together.
    Enjoy your break.

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  17. Oh I just love the pictures! Happy Anniversary!

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  18. I am sure the two of you had a great Anniversary. We were married on June 13th 46 years ago. I would say we are much like the two of you.
    I loved this one and blessings and hugs to you both.

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  19. Very sweet... good for you.
    Happy anniversary a day or two late.

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  20. Happy Anniversary!
    You two are such a beautiful couple!

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  21. What is it with blue eyes that just pulls us in? My hubby was right back from two tours in Viet Nam when I saw his beautiful blue eyes...and I grabbed him! We also had lots of growing up to do...and had to learn how to forgive....and now, we, too, consider each other to be our best friend, besides our other half. We've made it to 40 1/2....so we have some catching up to do with you. Congratulations. I realize what an accomplishment this is.

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  23. awww, what a sweet story!!

    The hubs and I have been married for 35 years and there is nothing left to talk about.....sometimes I think we just make things up ;)

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  24. 42 Years.... How wonderful!! Wishing you many, many more.

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  25. Beyond sweet Cheryl- Happy Anniversary- and many many more!

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  26. Late but Happy Anniversary! Enjoyed this post.

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