Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary To Me~

Here we are-

On a hot August day
in 1975.
Where has the time gone?
If you're wondering
where I am
TODAY-
I am here-
A beautiful place to
celebrate any occassion..

A perfect place to
celebrate a
36th
Anniversary.

When anyone asks how
long we have been married
we respond in unison
36 YEARS.

He says- Seems like yesterday.
I say- Seems like forever.
The straightman
and the
joker.
We make quite a pair.

It has not been an easy
36 years, despite what it
may look like from the outside.
We both came out of broken
relationships....
and probably should have gotten
to really know each other
BEFORE we got married.

We dated 30 days before
we said
I DO
under an old oak tree
in
Alva, Florida.

There were lots of ups and downs
over the years.
Some easy to accept,
others much harder to deal with.

BUT-
If WE can do this-
If WE can hang in there for the long haul,
then I believe that if
two people really
WANT TO
make a relationship work...
they can...
and will...
and should.
You just lean together
and look towards
God
and see what happens.
AMEN
your photo name

39 comments:

Tete said...

Happy anniversary and hope you both have a great weekend away together. Love your wedding photo! Hugs- Tete

sissie said...

Hi Diana,
I loved reading your post today. First of all Happy Anniversary!
I too wore daisies in my hair, my floppy hat and daisies all the way down the front of my gown!
We've been married for 37 years and just like yours, it's been tough at times. We only knew each other for a short time too. We met in April and married in May, so we spent a few years just getting to know one another and at times it was very hard and I mean hard.

Reading our post makes me realize that you and I really have lots in common. Thanks for sharing your heart.

hugs
Sissie

sissie said...

Oops, meant to say, reading your post.

hugs
Sissie

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post,, the look he's looking at you with so much love on his face,,,, and you are such a beauty,, this was a beautiful post and so true,,

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

How beautiful Diana..Happy Anniversary Diana~ WOW 30 days after you met..it was just meant to be. Enjoy.

The enchanted home said...

Love this, an awesome tribute to an awesome lady and husband!! Wishing you 36 more wonderful years (and then some) of happiness, laughter, smiles and love!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Anniversary Diana!
Such a beautiful pic of you two!
And I for one am so jealous of where you are right now!
Pictured rock has to be one of the most beautiful places in this country of ours!
Dan and I just loved it there and want to go back soon!
Hugs,
Cindy

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a stunning couple! Happy anniversary to you both! Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hero! I hope you both have a blessed day.
Cheers to the next 36!

Debby said...

Happy
Anniversary. You are beautiful. Love your wedding picture. So in love. I have never heard of where you are celebrating. I will check it out.

Craftberry Bush said...

Oh my sweet Nana, thank you for sharing your wisdom with the rest of us. 36 years is a great accomplishment and I am so happy that there are people like you who inspire and still believe that a marriage is forever. I am so blessed to have you in my life even if its only through these cyber waves. Congratulations to you and your hero, here's to many more to come ! God Bless ! xo
Lucy

Patty said...

Happy Anniversary! 36 years is great!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Nana....What an inspiring post...I will be married 42 years to my sweet and gentle husband...it is a second go around for us both!
We did know each other for two plus years before saying "I do.", but living together and with a combined eight children was a learning adventure....he was more grounded in what to expect...me? Not so much. I thought it would be all honey and roses, but I learned and while we sure did have the ups and downs I can't imagine life without him and I hope he feels that way about me, too.

Happy Anniversary and may you have many, many more!
Many Sweet Blessings,
Jil

Love of the Sea said...

What a great photo and an amazing love story. It's hard to imagine you only knew each other 30 days before you got married - but I guess it was meant to be! Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone.

Pamela said...

What a gorgeous bride you were Diana!!!!
Your marriage sounds like mine!!
Gives me faith lol !!
Wishing you many more years ...happily together!
Pamela xo

At The Picket Fence said...

LOVE that photo!! Happy Anniversary to both of you and thanks for always keeping it real about life, marriage, faith and family! :-)
Blessings,
Vanessa

camp and cottage living said...

Congrats Diana
You are a smashing couple and that is an amazing story-only 30 days!
I'm sure you've been through thick and thin together and it really speaks of your devotion to one another to have made it for 36 years.
I know I never would have made it for almost 38
years without the Lord at my side.
You both have a grand time there in Munising!

Gina said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow, 36 years! May you have many, many more.

Cozy Little House said...

Congratulations, my friend! You were one beautiful bride.
Brenda

LDH said...

Many blessing to you both! Happy anniversary to you! (We were married in Oct of 75)

Julie Harward said...

Congratulations...that is what it takes, pulling together! Have a wonderful celebration! :D

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Diana, Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the park.
xo,
Sherry

If SHE can figure it out.......... said...

Happy Anniversary - I can't believe you married a guy who was wearing a powder-blue leisure suit. Too bad his fashion sense hasn't changed. Have fun on your weekend away! Love you both!

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Anniversary, Diana! You make a beautiful couple. We dated exactly one year to the day when we got married and I feel we spent the first few years getting to know one another. It wasn't all bliss, but that takes time. We celebrate 25 years in December and I hope many, many more!!

XO,
Jane

Zoey said...

Happy Anniversary, Diana.

Pictured rocks is a great place to celebrate. We went there a couple of years ago and took the boat ride. I really enjoyed it.


I hope you have more wonderful years toghether.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Happy Anniversary! How wonderful!

Jane
Flora Doora

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to 36 more!

Janet said...

Happy 36th Anniversary! I'm a little behind you at almost 31 years! But, I was a child bride!;)
Blessings,
Janet

Donna said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, Diana! I hope you are having a terrific time in Munising, lucky you! Love your wedding photo:) It'll soon be 11 years for us. Like you, they have not all been easy or a piece of cake. But like you, I can't imagine anyone else that I'd like to spend life with, crazy as it can be! hugs to you:)!

Suzanne said...

Happy Anniversary! You were such a cute couple, and I'm sure you still are...
I'll be celebrating 23 one of these days..

sharon said...

Happy Anniversary! A beautiful picture!

Annesphamily said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely couple you were and still are today! I wish you many more years of happiness and love. We are a dying breed. Hugs Anne

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Happy anniversary to you two lovebirds. I love your wedding photo. Hope you are having a wonderful celebration of your love.

xo,
Danielle

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh my goodness...love the daisies in your hair and his sideburns....classic 60 and 70's. My bridesmaids carried daisies. :) Loved your thoughts Diane.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Diane >>>> Diana. oops

michelle said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your wedding photo is gorgeous. Marriage has so many ups and downs, but like you said if two people really want it to work, it will. I hope you enjoyed your day at Pictured Rocks, what a gorgeous place.
xoxo

Michele Smith said...

Love that picture of you and your hubby. I hope ya'll had a wonderful anniversary together.

Pam said...

Happy belated Anniversary. You sure were one hot bride! You two look so much in love!!!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous wedding picture. My best wishes to you and your hubby.
Hugs,
~Wendy