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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us!



August 21 is our 29th anniversary! It's hard to believe we've been married that long. We were so young; 20 and 23, but we thought we were quite mature and had it all together. Of course life didn't always go as we had planned, but God has been with us every step of the way.
Now here we are, 29 years later. Many things have changed; including some increase in pounds and decrease in hair. However we are still together and still in love!
I see what some others deal with in their marriages and am reminded of how blessed I am, to be married to a Christian man, who is a wonderful husband and a loving father.
Happy Anniversary Hon - I love you!

48 comments:

Nancy said...

Awww, you two are just adorable and still are today!!! Happy Anniversary to you both, enjoy your day~~~~

Nancy said...

Oh Mari, how handsome you two looked and so in love......
Happy Anniversary.....

Isn't it wonderful to have a godly man to share your journey with?

I hope you have a wonderful anniversary....

Hugs

SusanD said...

Happy Anniversary to you! 29 years. That's awesome. Congrats and blessings, SusanD

Kat said...

Happy Anniversary sweet friend! Loved seeing your wedding photos.

Hugs,
Kat

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's just beautiful! The love shines through in your pictures and your post. I hope you have many more years together. Happy anniversary!

2Thinks said...

Happy Anniversary, Mari and hubby! You are truly blessed.

Darla said...

awww, how sweet. happy anniversary! i hope for many more years of blessings for the two of you. :)

Rose said...

happy 29 years together.your working together and God has kept this marriage together. Rose

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful, beautiful couple!!! And yes...marriage is not always blissful, but loving one for decades can be bliss in so many ways.

You two rock!

HAPPY 29TH.

Aspiemom said...

You were a very handsome wedding couple! Happy Anniversary! It's wonderful to hear the good stories in marriages!

Mari said...

Happy Anniversary Mari! What an accomplishment, blessing and testimony to the world to stay committed to each other this long.

Congrats!

xoxo

remistuff.blogspot.com said...

Happy Anniversary, and many more!

LuAnn said...

Happy Anniversary Mari and Bob!!!
God's blessings to you and many happy more years to come.

Mike Golch said...

Mari and Bob,Happy anaversary to the both of you.Celestine and I celebrated our 30th this year I was 28 (and my second time around)and she was 25.

Momma Roar said...

Happy, happy, happy anniversary!!!

Wishing you many more wonderful years together! :)

Cheri said...

Happy Anniversary tomorrow!
Wouldn't Bob love to celebrate it by having chicken BBQ at Drenthe? Hee Hee

Lorie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Our 21st was August 19. 29 yrs is very impressive and here is to 29 more!

Jenny the Pirate said...

What a beautiful bride! And handsome groom! You looked so happy because I know that you were. Thank God for preserving marriages when both people, despite the hard times they encounter, are committed to honoring their vows. Just this week TG talked to one lady and I talked to another lady ... we have known these people for nearly 40 years ... we found that BOTH are separated from their husbands with whom they raised huge families. It is so sad because the children, even though many of them are grown, suffer when their mom and dad don't see it through. It's not how you start ... it's how you finish!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to two lovely people who deserve every good thing to continue coming their way!

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby.
I really believe that Faith,Love and commitment is what sees us through the years.
Beautiful photo of a happy bride and groom.

Angel said...

How sweet is that!!! You look so beautiful in those pictures.

29 years, wonderful!!! Happy Anniversary!!

Love and Blessings to you both!!

Jenni said...

Happy Anniversary, Mari and Bob, what an accomplishment to be married that long and still be in love. =) We celebrate our 31st in a few weeks and I feel blessed to have loved my hubby all thru those years too. Have a wonderful day!

Pat said...

"Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be"...words from my favorite poem, and it certainly fits your marriage too.
What a wonderful marriage and family you have...honoring God in your life is evident!
congratulations to you both!!!

Betty said...

How sweet those pictures are! I have the inches and the thinning hair to go with mine as well. Maybe that´s a sign of a good marriage. haha
Happy Anniversary!!

Terri said...

That is a long time but then again - who wouldn't want to stay with such a good egg! (and he's got the best sister-in-laws)
Happy Anniversary!

Brooke said...

i hope you have a super special day planned tomorrow! and that we get most of the details monday ;)

happy anniversary!! :)

Raise Them Up said...

Awww. Your wedding pictures are beautiful. :) I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow! Congratulations!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your day!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

... increase in pounds and decrease in hair ...
How lucky you are to have eachother! Especially with a sense of humor like that~another friday fav♥

Robert said...

Man, I've got tears in my eyes, and I'm not sure if they're from all the sweet things my wonderful wife said or the picture of me with all that hair. Love you too babe.

Cherdecor said...

Happy Anniversary, Mari and Bob!
What stunningly, beautiful wedding pictures! The Lord has blessed you with a wonderful family too.

Mariel said...

how precious!! happy anniversary!! Congratulations to both of you! :)

Karin said...

What a beautiful couple! Happy Anniversary and may the next 29 years be full of wonderful adventures with the Lord! Where I work we did have some who enjoyed 60 years of married life....so it's entirely possible! God bless you abundantly and keep you in His care.

Kari said...

Happy Anniversary Mari. What a lovely photo of the two of you.
WOW 29 years is so awesome and here's to another 30 more!

Kathy said...

Oh, Mari, you look so young and beautiful in your wedding photos. May you and your wonderful husband share many more years together. And tomorrow, on Aug. 21, my mom will be 89 years old so we will be celebrating also! (Whoops! Computer clock says 3:32 a.m. so it's already Aug. 21!)

~Ginger said...

Love your photos! Love that the look is exactly like my look back then :D

Congratulations on 29 years!

We are so blessed to have great men who love us. I think having a successful marriage today is something to shout about...woohoo!

Kim said...

I'm a little late, but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY :)
Like you, I am often reminded of how blessed I am to be married to a believer who is a wonderful husband and loving father. We picked winners! :)
And although I'm not great at math, I did figure out that this means your next birthday is a BIG one! Skoots1mom and I called our 50th year our Year of Jubilee :) Are you looking forward to yours?!

TJ said...

Beautiful wedding pictures. I agree, we are blessed when we marry men that are Godly. Congrats!

A Stone Gatherer said...

You two are a shining example of a true Godly marriage! I hope you're having a great day!

Connie said...

Back from vacation. Your picture is beautiful! Congratulations on 29 years. Ken & I wish you many more.

Sandra said...

I love the photos...awww!

Congratulations Mari :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Mari Sweetie...
Happy Anniversary. You both look so wonderful and so in love. We celebrated our 35th in Jan. Time sure does go by fast doesn't it?

You made a beautiful bride sweet friend. Your dress was so beautiful. I thank you for sharing with me today.

I love this post. Today is our oldest son's birthday, he is 34. I really do not know where the time has gone. (8 grandkids later) here we are.)

I hope you have had a beautiful day today. Lots of celebrating going around on this special day. I see another blogger had a birthday celebration too.

Many hugs sweet friend and so much love, Sherry

Musicaljean said...

Adorable!! I hope your day was wonderful yesterday. Our friends who bought our house celebrated 39 years yesterday. And so will we in a few weeks. We were also one of those very mature, very young couples, hahaha! 19 and 21!

Alice Teh said...

Happy Anniversary! God bless both of you!

Saija said...

what a very handsome couple you two are!!!! i loved that you shared your pics with us ...

may God continue to bless you guys!!!!

Lara Gisela said...

I'm a bit late but I hope you had a wonderful day. And may God continues to bless you. I loved looking at the pictures.

septembermom said...

Happy Anniversary Mari! You and your hubby look gorgeous in your wedding photo. God bless you both.

Crown of Beauty said...

Lovely lovely couple, and you are still lovely today, allow me to say so... you've gained so much wisdom, and you've grown in grace and compassion.

Congratulations, you make me so proud just knowing what you have to deal with in a culture where so many couples opt out of the marriage covenant and never learn what it is to grow old together as man and wife!

Blessings on another year together!

Love
Lidj

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Happy Anniversary! I missed it when we had the power outage. I love the old pictures!