Monday, December 29, 2008

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY... me and my hubby!

Forty-four years ago today...did I say "FORTY-FOUR"?! ... I was wed to my love. How could it have been THAT long ago?

I was VERY young when my cowboy, on his
trusty steed, rode into my life.

It seems only a couple years ago when my daddy cried and held out his hand to my husband and welcomed him as his son ... that, after we had eloped. From that day forward, my husband was loved as one of my parents' own and he loved them as his own parents. He loved my brothers as if they were his own.

We didn't give up when times got hard.
It wasn't easy at first. My husband insisted on us making our own way in this new life. He worked so hard to provide for me and for our daughters who where to come four and six years later.

No marriage is without mistakes and we made some;
however, our hearts were bound with love
and we held steadfast.

Our two daughters married and gave us four awesome grandchildren who entertain us in our 'golden' years...are we there already? Perhaps we have a few more years until then.

I look forward to spending those golden years with him ...
riding off into the sunset and
seeing what adventures are to come in the future.

"Will you still need me, will you still feed me...When I'm sixty-four?"
~Paul McCartney~
(Note) I am there and he still does.



Claudie said...

Happy Anniversary. Let me be the first to say WOW.
You are so beautiful Deborah.
Many many more to come and enjoy every moment.
Going anywhere special? How about a little Mimosa and Eggs Benny from Canada. I'll send them right now.
You ask how I came up with the song? Well I just thought to google bird songs... there were many but this one made me jump up and want to dance.

YayaOrchid said...

May the Lord bless you both on this wonderful Anniversary and grant you many many more!! You both look so well and so young!
Deborah, this is the url to the magazine I mentioned:

jeanne said...

Deborah, your post is so wonderful with your story of your life and when you first knew your dh. You were both so young. I adore all of your photos. You were beautiful when you were young and you still are. Congratulations on 44 years of marriage and Happy anniversary. I wish you many more wonderful years together.


Montee said...

Congratulations! Y'all are such a beautiful couple!

CIELO said...

How beautiful! I love the love story behind those photographs.... Happy Anniversary, and many more years of blessings and happiness together...



Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Deborah! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! and Happy Anniversary too :) wow, that is something to be proud of!

I adore your blog! and that one about meeting blog friends? how wonderful, I haven't met any yet, but feel as if they are all next door neighbors, after all, I have my morning coffee with them all :) how wonderful you go the chance to meet! and I'm loving the post on eggs Benedict, a Fav of mine :)

Happy New Year and stop by when you can! Hugs, Cynthia

Rhonda said...

Congrats on your 44th anniversary, that is quite an accomplishment. You and your hubby seem so perfect for each other.

Eleanor said...

A very happy anniversary to you both! You both look wonderful so marriage treated you well. I also have two lovely daugthers and two granddaughters. I lost my husband five years ago. But we did enjoy 31 happy years. I do admire your pre-Raphaelite banner!

claudie said...

Come on over and see my New Year post. I want you to be first to listen to Bob Hope and see what you think. Try and listen to the whole thing with Hubby.

Ellen said...

Happy Anniversary. It's a rare thing to make it to 44 years, and it's getting even more rare with each passing generation. With each bump in teh road the ride gets easier. Wishing you many many more.

kari and kijsa said...

Here's to a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
kari & kijsa

Beverly said...

Congratulations to you both. A wonderful marriage is a great blessing. I hope you have many more years of shared joy.

Mary said...

Sorry I'm late with congratulations on your anniversary Deborah - quite a milestone in this long life called 'marriage'. We've all had ups and downs but know they were part of the ride, and if lucky enought to weather them, old age is rather lovely when we are blessed to be sharing it with this special person. You and Larry are wonderful people, it's a privilege to know you personally.

I'm hoping you are feeling well by now and that we can meet up again soon.
Love, Mary.

Granison Silbert Hartis said...

Congratulations Deborah and Larry. That was a really good piece you wrote. Hope to see y'all sometimes,lots to see here about your family history, Cousin Silbert and Bev

shirley said...

Happy Anniversary. Life is filled with rewards for a job well done. Bless you both.