Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy 27th Anniversary My Love

Once upon a time, we were a coupla High school sweet hearts who were madly in love with eachother.

We had no money, and no plans; other than we wanted to be together- forever.
Disapproval met us at every corner, when we told people we were *getting married*.

"What are you thinkin?" "Where are you gonna live?" "How are you gonna make it?" "How are you gonna eat?" "What are you gonna drive?" "Where you gonna go?" "What are you gonna do?" Our answer?.... "I dunno... but we'll make it!

Feb 5, 1983

In a borrowed dress and veil, we made it official.
Mr. and Mrs; ...........Ahhhhh we so loved the sound of that.



20 years later we repeated our vows in a sweet little church in Colorado.
Just us.... the preacher,... and his wife and daughter. And now today... it's been another 7 years since then.


Honestly; looking back ... I don't know how we managed... but we always did. We lived in this tiny little apartment... which was basically a shack that has long since been torn down.

These were our wedding gifts, and as you can see we were were two lil peas in a pod. It didn't matter to us that we didn't have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of. We bought groceries at Prairie Market and lived on eggs, fried potatoes., oh; and lotsa ...love. We bought everything second hand and lived within our means-... but more than anything... I know now, that GOD had His hand on us.

We met because I ran into him... literally. I was cruising with my galpals and we saw a souped up Charger full of guys. I was behind them in the Safeway parking lot, so I decided to give them a little PUSH. (Oh yes I did.) A carload of testosterone jumped out and ran back to us totally irate, until they figured out we were a bunch of girls out having a little fun. We were 16 years old. And the rest, as they say... is history.

And after the wedding....
Then came ... the "boys."
Two sons full of vinegar. We kinda look like the James gang don't we?

What a wild bunch we were.


And God... well, He was invited into all our hearts, and life just kept getting better and better.
And 27 years later... we're still best friends.
"Now shut up and kiss me."







Happy Anniversary Myguy!
Love,
Your best friend.

19 comments:

Traci said...

What a lovely tribute!! You have a gift or words and this was a joy to read!! Have a spectacular Day you two!!!
Traci

Anonymous said...

You two 'love birds' are simply precious! Happy Anniversary with love and best wishes. Love the photos......
Janie

Kelly Combs said...

That is the sweetest thing I have ever read, Lea. Congratulations on 27 wonderful years. May you & your guy be blessed with many, many more!

Debra said...

ohhhhh...you make me cry-what a sweet couple and a sweet story...many many many more years together!!!!
Love, Debra

heidi said...

My favorite post, eva! May God continue to shine His face on your and your precious one(s). Numbers 6:24-26.

"Heaven on earth is when two married people are doing their best to make life better for one another."--- Sounds like you two!

Blessings, Heidi

Denise said...

Happy Anniversary sweet sis, really loved this post.

Denise said...

Oh how sweet....... how very very sweet.. I enjoy so much reading this post. I know that I am on a blog break but just could not stand to not come by for a minute..... Mom is not doing well and I am so concerned...... but the Lord knows all.......

Happy Anniversary girl...... I pray that there be many many more for you two.....

Hugs

irene said...

You guys are sooooo cute!! Hey I had no idea that youall were related to the James gang....or perhaps the Hole in the Wall gang!! :) Have a wonderful day Lea & MyGuy!! "Love does not consist only in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction"

Alleluiabelle said...

Oh My Sweet Friend,

This sounds so much like our story. High School sweethearts at 16 yrs. old, borrowed my sister-in-laws wedding dress, but I did buy my veil...he didn't have enough money for a ring so his brothers and sisters pooled their money together to buy me one so he could sweetly propose and give it to me...we lived in a very small apartment that his parents owned, thus we paid no rent...oh I could go on, but your love story is so similar to ours.

I love your post today. Happy 27th Anniversary. We made it to our 30th last September 1. You are so dear and sweet in heart. I am very much a romantic in heart and it feels and looks like you very much are too.

Such precious, precious pictures. I absolutely love this and you made a warm loving smile come across my face today as I read through and viewed your precious lives together because it also made me reflect on my precious life with my husband over the years too.

Love you sweet one,
Alleluiabelle

From the Heart said...

Yes, you do have a gift of words that bring joy to everyone. Happy Anniversary. Wow, for us that was 20 years ago, actually, our will be 48 this year. Getting closer and closer to the 50th. Blessing my dear, dear friend to both of you.
Love you,
AliceE.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

What a sweet story and I so enjoyed the photos, I love you in long hair! My wedding dress was borrowed too! Congrats and here's to 27 more years ahead! Hugs!!

katie said...

Happy Anniversary, thank you for making us a part of your special day.
You are a delight.

Tracy said...

You totally just made me cry!!! What a beautiful couple and what a sweet, sweet story you share. Loved seeing those photos over the years...wow! You two beam with love like nobody's business! Lovely, lovely post. Congrats to both of you! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend together!

Love you,
Tracy

Sit A Spell said...

Awww, loved this post! Happy 27th to y'all. How fun the way you met ; ) what a story and Safeway...grew up with that place.
You can tell your guy has a kind heart. Y'all are a great couple. I pray, Lord willin and the creek don't rise 27 (plus) more yrs together.
Thanks for sharing your memories and wonderful photos with us. Enjoy your Anniversary Weekend !
Bless...Shell

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

And a very Happy Anniversary to both of you Lea.
I just so enjoyed reading this love story. May you have many more happy and blessed years together.
Hugs,
Sue

Paula said...

THank you for sharing your love with us today. Happy Anniversary, and may the Lord bring you many many many more! So go on now, go and kiss him again ;-)

Aloha Paula

Yolanda said...

I'm positive, it can't get any better than that!

Oh how much love oozes from you!!!!!!!!!


Lovingly,
Yolanda

Barbara Jean said...

Lea,
This is the sweetest post.

Did not make it over, but happy Anniversary, late!!

God bless you both as you serve Him together for many more years.

hugs and love

barbara jean

PS Got your comment.Good job seeing the cross. May you see the His Love in everything!!

Anonymous said...

You two are the best!! What an inspiration! I get all teary eyed just looking at those pics of days gone by. That little 2-room apartment you called home... Mike's old truck, sold so you could by a home...and then those boys! What a blessing! All couples should be as happy as you two! Love you!
Jacki