Wednesday, December 15, 2010

42 Years!!!!!

42 years today.
Happy anniversary to my sweet fella.
love letters in the sand

Our traditional 6 pieces of chocolate covered caramels.

A sweet card.


and flowers from my fella.

Not all a bed of roses, but
so glad we stuck it out through the rough times!!!

What I've learned:

Put the Lord first.
Trust Him.
Think of your spouses needs above your own.
The Lord will take care of you.

If you are struggling right now,
hang in there, it is worth it.

blessings

barbara jean

26 comments:

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow, 42 years! What a journey! I hope you guys have an extra special one, today! I love it! Hope to do the same...

Blessings,
~Michelle

stefanie said...

oh, how wonderful!!!
Happy Anniversary!!!

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love your quote at the end.. Put God first...
Blessings~
Gwenny

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU TWO"!!! SO Special to spend so many years with your best friend! My Hubby and I are together 38years... It is SO comforting!
Have a wonderful Anniversary and Holiday Season! Hugs, Donna

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

CONGRATULATIONS.....Yes, you are right...do whatever it takes to make it work for the two of you......prayer, love, and building on all your memories thru the years.
Way too many couples throw in the towel on a marriage too early, like it's a competition..instead of a commitment of those sacred vows you spoke to each other and before GOD, friends and family.

This was our 42nd year too !

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

Rose

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Hugs,
Robin

mary said...

It truly makes me happy to hear of a couple who have weathered the shakedown cruise, and the ensuing storms, and have made a lasting marriage.

Although I don't know you, I sometimes reflect on how it might be when we all begin to meet in our new lives. Then I can congratulate you in person.

Victoria said...

Wow, you got married when I was only 6 months old!!! That is amazing, congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both:)

kpaints said...

Congratualations! Great job!

Beansieleigh said...

Happy Anniversary, and Best Wishes to you both!! ~tina

Lululiz said...

Happy Anniversary! I am so happy for you. You are blessed to have such a wonderful relationship.

sonya said...

Happy Anniversary, sweet lady!
Hugs,
Sonya

Marydon said...

Barbara ~ It is those 'not bed of roses' moments that make every single day all the more beautiful to enjoy ...

Congrats! on your anniversary, my friend. Blessings & joys ...

Have a lovely winter's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!! CONGRATS!

Tara said...

congrats! here is to 42 more:)

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you have many many more♥
HUgs, Lisa

Janean said...

i'm giving you both a standing ovation....okay, my husband is staring. i'll sit down now.

happy 42!!!!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations, what sweet sentiments, to hang in there because it is worth it!

Carol

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary! It probably was 'not bed of roses' all the time. But if there was no rain we would never know the rainbow! Be happy!

Shopgirl said...

Happy Anniversary...42 years is a long time. Filled with a lot of living. May you always be the best of friends and forever lovers.
Merry Christmas, Mary

glor said...

Congratulations. What a beautiful read to start my day. Blessings to you both.

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Congratulations on 42 years!! There is so much wisdom in your advice. How nice of you to share!

Vicki said...

Congratulations! What a special day for you guys. I hope you both enjoyed it. Happy Anniversary!

Deanna said...

Congratulations and may you have many more years of happiness!

Deanna :D

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a blessing. Your roses and card are wonderful.

I saw your cloche, that is fabulous. Now how in the world did you ever think of the lamp top and the clock. They are perfect together and I love your vignette inside. So clever. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are feeling better. Have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Betsy said...

Wow, 42 years. Happy Anniversary to both of you. I'm sending wishes for many more happy years together;-)