Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy Hearts Squished Together

Today is our anniversary. Thirty two years ago, we had a pink and blue wedding in my childhood church. I vividly recall the magnitude of the moment. Bill and I cried through the entire ceremony - it was a Spirit-filled miracle. I was nineteen years old, happy to take a break from college (turned out to be a couple decades, actually!) and thrilled to partner with my love in a life of ministry to kids. Tonight we'll go out to dinner, see a movie, and cuddle together at the Hyatt. This morning, we sat in our green chairs (I still haven't had them redone) and enjoyed each others' company, just as we do every morning when Bill isn't out of the country. He is my dearest friend, my most faithful cheerleader, and a sweet strand of the three-stranded cord. I'm overwhelmed with thankfulness.

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken" (Eccl. 4:9-12).

I take great comfort in knowing that most of the holy things that occur in our lives are completely beyond us.

The peonies bloom for our anniversary.

One evening, I drove in from school and muttered under my breath because Bill had taken down my vintage tablecloth curtains and replaced them with his country flags. I muttered a small, "Grrrrrrr!" But, really - they look festive and they represent some amazing experiences with people all over the world, so my little grumble was absolutely ridiculous. I am so grateful for my home and my family.

Oh, how I love the song, "Here Comes the Bride". Don't you?


The dB family said...

Happy happy Anniversary!! What a beautiful post! Love, love, love the photos! Are all the flags of the places your Dear Bill has been? I'm pleased to see the Filipino flag :o), but where's Canada's :oD?

Have a wonderful day and a wonderful evening too with your Love! Enjoy!


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

This is SpecialPost with special words and pictures of a loving and happy marriage.

I do like the new curtains. How amazing to have those memories of places and people.

Happy Anniversary and have a HyattHyTime!

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Happy Anniversary! a lovely post and I do like the flags, they are fun. Also your new blog pics are good too, pretty flowers. Enjoy your special day and evening in the knowledge that God chose you for one another and has given you your lovely family - blessings for the work you do in His name. Betty x

All things bright and beautiful... said...

Happy Anni, dear friend :)

Florence and Mary said...

Happy anniversary.

Victoria xx

Firefly said...

Happy Day to you both!

wayside wanderer said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet tribute . May you enjoy many many more years together. I love the flags.

Green thumb said...

Dearest PomPom, happy anniversary!!! Hope you & hubby had a great day! Wishing you both much happiness!

Helen said...

Many congratulations to you and Bill, Pom Pom. Have a happy day and a lovely evening together.

Kerri said...

Happy anniversary! What you said about Bill is just how I feel about my Dean! Aren't we blessed? I was pretty happy to see the New Zealand flag in your window!

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Happy, happy anniversary my dear :-) I love the description of your joyful, tearful wedding. It sounds love filled and idyllic.

Thank you so much for your lovely blog about the mouse! I have posted about it :-)

Love Charlotte

libbyquilter said...

happy anniversary Pom Pom~!!~
sounds like it's been a blessed and happy life for both of you~!~