Yesterday, Paul and I celebrated our 57th anniversary.  Add to that the eight years we knew each other prior to our wedding day and you have a lifetime of memories.  We decided to take a drive because the autumn colors are at their peak in some parts of our state.  We weren’t disappointed.  Color isn’t an appropriate word for the magnificent art work of God’s hand.  Bright red and burgendy filled the spaces between towering pines and poplar and birch trees looked like they were filled with gold coins. The sky was dotted with clouds, but the beautiful cerulian blue penetrated the great expanse.  Our road trip led us to the north west where the brilliance of autumn amazed the eyes.

Being married for such a long time is quite an accomplishment, I guess, but I must say the time has flown by and I am so fortunate to be married to a man who truly loves the Lord and wants everyone else to know that feeling as well. To say it was smooth sailing all the way, would be an outright lie.  Any relationship worth its salt comes with ups and downs.  We were gifted with three children.  We built a couple businesses and saw them succeed and fail.  We experienced all that parenting had to offer and then some.  We learned to rekindle our relationship when retirement came.  We weathered bankruptcy, foreclosure, cancer and other illnesses.  We endured fourteen presidents, several terrorist attacks (foreign and internal), watched patriotism rise and fall and rise again.  We’ve seen a nation go through changes that make us wonder if we’re living in the same country we started out in.

Through all of our tough times, we were welded together by a common faith, which has helped us to get through all of it and made us better because of it.  Having God as our center has truly cemented our reltionship.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”



About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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17 Responses to OUR ANNIVERSARY

  1. hatrack4 says:

    Beautiful picture. No color here, but if we went to the mountains about an hour or so away, maybe. Beautiful couple also. Happy anniversary.

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  2. ken riddles says:

    Many congratulations!


    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you, Ken. It’s still a work in progress, but we have God to thank for helping us through both good and bad times.


  3. Pure Glory says:

    What a testimony to stay together for 57 years of marriage, despite all the challenges and grow together! Congratulations!

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  4. A sweet and happy anniversary to you both.

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  5. oneta hayes says:

    Congratulations. You have painted an honest picture of what commitment to a marriage. Successful long time marriages generally entail a lot of talking to the Lord, and keeping one’s mouth shut with others. Many more years of blessings to you both. You were a beautiful bride, with a handsome man.

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  6. Congratulations! Thanks for inspiring others with your journey of love. We expect more of autumn’s presence to show up in the next week or two.

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  7. K.L. Hale says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both! What a blessing you are to so many! And also, wonderful role models for true love–without God where would we be? My parents celebrated their 57th on June 12th this year. Love and hugs!

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