Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Anniversary!


The 21st is our anniversary and we've been married for 31 years!
It's hard to believe, because I remember that day so well, and it doesn't seem nearly that long ago, but at the same time it seems like forever. (In a good way)
We were young when we got married. I was 20 and Bob was 23. We thought we knew everything, and had our future planned out.
Now here we are so many years later. Bob has less hair and I've gotten more fluffy. :)
We've learned that while marriage isn't always easy, it's sure worth working for. God has taken care of us through each day, leading us through some trials, but also blessing us so much!
I'm thanking Him today for the wonderful husband He gave me.

30 comments:

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary!

Betsy Brock said...

Aww...lovely pictures! You were just kids! Happy Day to both of you! ;)

Jenny the Pirate said...

Such a beautiful bride and such a dashingly handsome groom. Bob looks like he could have doubled for Leslie Howard as Ashley in Gone With The Wind! And you are lovelier than Melanie Wilkes could dream of being. Thanks for sharing your sweet memories with us. You and Bob have a sweet family and I wish you many, many more years of wedded bliss! Oh and way to rock that '80s 'do, Mari!

Connie said...

Happy Anniversary you two!
Beautiful picture.

Mari said...

Happy Anniversary!!

chezzy louise said...

Happy 31st Anniversary. Enjoy this special day.

Maple Lane said...

Happy Anniversary!

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely dress! The majority of girls today wear the strapless wedding dresses and many would look better in something with sleeves. I think our generation did a bit better on that end!;>)

You're fortunate as you know. I married at 19 and he was 21 and it didn't work out. I didn't know who I was and he knew who he wanted me to be(like his mother). Eventually the real me didn't make him happy. My high school sweetheart, however, fortunately realized 25 years later that I did make him happy.

Pat said...

Oh Mari, I love to see your wedding pictures, how beautiful you look! Happy anniversary and thank you for being that kind of couple the world needs more of. A couple who's children can see an example of a Godly marriage. May all your years be blessed!

Cheri said...

So I just showed this post to Anna and she says- "Whoaaaaaa- that looks nothing like Uncle Bob.....He has hair!" :)

Anonymous said...

I copied these pictures and put them in a file some time back. I LOVE your wedding pictures! You and your sisters were such beautiful brides! Happy Anniversary to you and to Bob! When this came up, I read it to Alan. He said to be sure to wish you and Bob a Happy Anniversary.
Cheryl

LuAnn said...

Happy Anniversary Mari & Bob!!!

Many Blessings to you both

Renee said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Dena said...

happy anniversary!!

Betty WSch. said...

You were a beautiful bride! Happy Anniversary. May you have many more blessed years together!

Melissa said...

Happy anniversary Bob & Mari!

D said...

ahhh,youth is indeed wasted on the young! Happy, happy anniversary!

Brooke said...

love the pictures!! :) happy anniversary!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my goodness...you, Mari, are the epitome of 'beautiful bride'!!!!

Happy Anniversary you two!!!

Yes indeed, marriage is most definitely worth working for....and the trials and tribulations along with the joys and happiness never ceases.

Sadie said...

Beautiful then and beautiful now! CONGRATS! I love seeing wedding photos! :)

Musicaljean said...

Congratulations on 31 years of marriage, Mari and Bob! Those pictures are so CUTE!! Seeing pics of you two as grandparents is even cuter!

Susan said...

Loved this and the pictures!!!!

Sylvia said...

Great picture of you both - hope you had a really happy anniversary. Special day

Sue O said...

Hooray for love and longevity!

Robert said...

31 years and I wouldn't change a thing... well, I would like to have my hair back.

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary! You are the best parents anyone could ask for. I am so blessed to have parents that show me everyday a godly marriage!

mare ball said...

Happy, blessed day to you both! 31 years is a great testimony to the world!

Karin said...

A happy Anniversary! That's a gorgeous couple - and all those memories that go with 31 years! What a blessing if the Lord's the center of your lives. God bless for many, many more!

Today hubby was already in the lunch room when I joined him. Gave him a quick kiss and the other residents were smiling!! I said that I'd better be careful or news will get out that I'm going around kissing the residents!! We had fun! We're just a little ahead of you with 46 years.

kari said...

Hi Mari,
Happy Anniversary and Congratulations to you both!
I love it when i get to meet people who have been married for a long time. You are a blessing to me and an inspiration.
I hope you both had a beautiful day together.
Hugs....

Tammy said...

Wonderful photos! Happy 31st!! My man and I celebrated our 31st earlier this month, too.
1981 - A good year. :D