Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Today is our 41st Anniversary so I have put
together just some random pictures,
and some even more random thoughts for our special day.

I'm married to hard workin' guy.

He not only maintains our home of 38 years,
but our business property, too.

And, although he rarely utters a word of complaint,
I have gotten some 'looks' at times. =0)
(this is not one of him
He won't let me take those pictures!) =0)

But mostly, he is a happy guy.

After all his hard work,
he deserves a rest.

Sometimes it's sitting on the couch
with a cup of coffee...

or laying down for a serious nap.

or maybe recouping with a round of golf.

And now he has retired
after 38 years of work.
38 years of supporting a family.

And I am most grateful to him for all his hard work.

In addition to all his hard work,
and recoup time on the golf course,
we play together.
Laugh together.

and celebrate life toghether.

He is a wonderful Dad,

and Grandpa.

And a loving husband.

who knows how to make me feel special...
with love notes in he sand....

even helps pick up rocks

for his wife to paint on. =0)

He is a gift to me from the Lord.

My prayer for him is that he will
have good health for many years so he can enjoy retirement,
and that he will walk each day with our Lord..

and that we will...
each other, with a deeper love,
as we grow closer together, and closer to the Lord..

Happy Anniversary my sweet fella.


Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy anniversary to you both - such a sweet sweet story.

Dragonlady said...

Happy Anniversary!

dawnkristine said...

Happy anniversary! What a lovely post! Congratulations!

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy Holidays to you!

Bird said...


Congratulations on a wonderful family!

D'you know, I have a picture on the sand just like yours! (but mine says I love you..) :)

Thank you for visiting Bird Crafts and for becoming a follower :D

Wishing you a Marry Xmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gosh girl, this made me cry. What a moving tribute to your husband. Congrats to you on your Anniversary. Ours is the 29th of this month. Hard to believe we've shared 31 years of marriage. Congrats to hubby on his retirement. I too pray he has health to enjoy it. many many hugs my friend.. From our home to yours. a Very Merry Christmas..
hugs ~lynne~

Michelle Palmer said...

Very sweet & Happy Anniversary!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas~

blushing rose said...

What a sweet write, Barb. Happy Anniversary!

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~ Marydon
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ocmist said...

Happy Anniversary to you both from me too! That was a wonderful tribute to your special guy! May God Bless you with many more happy years! Linda

Its So Very Cheri said...

Happy Anniversary and Retirement and of course Merry Christmas too.

I'm so sorry I haven't been by for a while. Google has had my blog so messed up that I have spent hours daily trying to get it fixed and they have no idea how to help.
I have missed coming by and wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy Anniversary, how happy you look. He "is" a handsome man. Lucky You, and Lucky Him!!!
May God continue to bless your family.

Katie said...

I realize this is somewhat belated but what a wonderful and loving tribute to your husband! I loved seeing a little bit of your love story...especially after reading the post about the GPS system he gifted you with! I asked my husband about it, but he said he can't get another husband in trouble so he pleads the fifth. Anyway, he did point out that he's pretty sure you can get it to also speak in a man's voice with an accent. He think you should turn that one instead of Mary and see how much your husband likes it then.