Saturday, October 10, 2009

25th Wedding Anniversary!

Hi,everyone. It's been a busy week and so I didn't get to post sooner, but this past Tuesday, October 6th was Joe and my 25th wedding anniversary. It hardly seems possible that so much time has gone by. I've been typing and erasing and typing and erasing, trying to put into words my feelings about this occasion and find I can't really capture with words the emotions in my heart.

When I look at our wedding pictures, I remember how young, and optimistic, and full of dreams we were. And, I think about how very, very lucky we have been. So many of the dreams we had for our life together have come true in ways beyond our wildest imaginings. We are just as much in love today as we were on that day twenty-five years ago. Our children are our three most favorite people in the world. They are just at the ages where they are starting to take their first steps out into the world and we are so proud of the young adults they have become and love them so very much. They are our most important accomplishment and bring us so much joy.

This past year has definitely been a trying one and the future right now is still uncertain, but amidst all this upheaval and uncertainty, Joe's love and support have been a constant. There are a lot of men out there who can't handle the things he's had to and they walk away. I guess I should say we are more in love today than we were on that day twenty-five years ago because living the vows we made that day, day in and day out, through all the different experiences life has held for us, has deepened our understanding of what it means to truly love another person. I am one of the luckiest people in the world.

6 comments:

velvet brick said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary you two crazy kids!! What a wonderful milestone to celebrate!! Love the wedding picture, too! Martha, you and Joe are two of MY favorite people! : )) xox
Carol

NP said...

Happy belated Anniversary! You look just as beautiful today! I love the breast cancer sites with your pictures and blog. What a special gift to you!
Love & hugs,
Nancy

N-Search of Peace! said...

Tears are swelling in my eyes for the way Martha, you expressed the love that you and Joe have in one another.

You both truly get that "love" isn't some place that you
F
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L
L,
it's something that you both do....

To many more years of this love and to creating amazing memories along the way!

Love you sweet one...
N-Peace

elizabeth Brabec said...

Dear Martha and Joe,
Every day is certaily a Happy
Anniversary for you!! Now go for the GOLD.
Thinkin about you today and pray for speedy healing.
Love,
Ann

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary! I love seeing the wedding pictures.

I had to make my blog private, email me at jane@brignone.us
and give me your email address so I can add you. You can read all about the reasons for the change on my blog.

Hugs!! Good luck today.

Meags said...

Oh Joe looks like Magnum PI! Hunka Hunka. You two look so sweet together. I wore a hat too. going on 18 years this December.