Before writing this post, I took a trip down memory lane. It is amazing how much can happen in your life in 30 years…. and as a friend of mine always says “To the most casual observer”, it is obvious that the Lord truly Orders Our Steps! On Monday, March 10th, my husband and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary.
This morning, I asked him to sum it up in 3 sentences, but all he said was “We were made for each other” and when you consider the faithfulness of our Creator, it is obvious that we were meant to be…. It is virtually impossible to tell you every thing that has happened over the past 30 years, but I will try to give you just a few highlights!
For my husband, it was love at first sight…. BUT for me, it was not that simple! I had a LOT of baggage. However, I began to see just how much he loved me, even if I did not love myself. He was the first man to ever tell me that I was beautiful! He asked me to marry him within a month of our first date (Sept. 1983), but I definitely wasn’t ready…
But he hung in there and we were married in 1984!
In January, 1985, we had our first son, Kurt, Jr. He was 3 months premature and only weighed 1 lb. 8 oz. He only lived for about a month. TOUGH, TOUGH, TIME! But as the years went back, we understood that God had a purpose. “For better or worse”…
Reflecting on happier times, I was already working for Xerox when we met, so we got to travel on Xerox’ dime and ours too. 🙂 We went to St. Thomas, Bermuda, Aruba (Xerox Cruise), Florida (Disney World, Universal Studios), California, Las Vegas…. Wow! I didn’t know that we had been to so many places.
Of course, the most memorable event was when our daughter was born in 1989. There are no words to describe…
And three (3) years later, there was another one…
Marriage isn’t always easy. We have to work at it every day, especially during those moments, when I simply want to strangle him!
In everyone’s life that are ups and downs, good times and not so good times, joy and pain… When we stood before God, the preachers, our family and friends, we committed our lives to one another. We vowed to love each other, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health… ‘Til Death do Us part!
I believe that with God’s help, we will blessed with 30 more…..
Congratulations! My husband and I will celebrate 32 years in July. It takes time to fully realize the meaning and value of those vows. God bless you both!
Thanks so much, Cheryl! Congratulations and many blessings to you and your husband also. 🙂
Congratulations! Yes God does all things well and joins those who He knows will not only complement each other but help each other to grow! Happy 30th Anniversary to a special couple.
Looking forward to our 35th this June!
Thanks so much!! Congratulations to you and hubby also…. God is so good!!!
Thank you! 🙂
Thanks so much!! 😀
Oh my goodness, this was so inspiring and made me smile. I so loved the pictures which showed your journey. Life really is a process, isn’t it?? Congratulations!
I am truly glad that you enjoyed it. Life is definitely a process. You learn something every day, every step of the way. 😀
happy anniversary and may God grant you thirty more happy years!
Thanks Holly!! 🙂
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We’re coming up on 33 and the Best is Yet to be!!