Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I Will Be Here - September 10, 1966

September 10, 1966, is a very special date for me because on that day I married my wonderful husband, Charlie. Given the track record of marriages in this country, it's amazing that we've stayed together for 42 years. Of course, we've had our ups and downs, our times of stress and our times of joy. It's been wonderful at times and difficult at others but, through it all, we've continued the journey together.

Together, we produced two wonderful children who have gone on to give us a wonderful son-in-law and a wonderful daughter-in-law as well as five of the most beautiful grandchildren ever produced on the face of this earth.

What a great time it's been and I look forward to this coming year and others that follow to see what adventures we'll experience together.

Here we are 42 years ago.

Happy anniversary, Charlie! It's been a great 42 years which I wouldn't trade for anything. I love you!


Joel B. said...

Hey there big sis. You know how to make a grown man cry. :)

Happy anniversary, and many, many more!

Tracy Simmons said...

Happy Anniversary, Aida! I thought we were doing great heading into our 25th year, but you're blazing a trail way ahead of us :).

Bino M. said...

What a sweet picture of you both!
Happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow! 42 years is wonderful! I am encouraged and inspired!
You were beautiful on your wedding day (as well as now)!
The video is a gem, too.
Have a great day!

~Amy :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Aida and Charlie! Hope you have a blast today!


Deb said...

Hey Aida :-)

I love your blog...how special! Wow, 42 years is quite an accomplishment! There is hope for us all :-). Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and the song too! :-)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Charlie!!!


Walking Church said...

Hey Aida - might you still have some wedding cake?


Long haul - well done congrats to you both on this special day.

Aida said...

Hi Joel. Thanks, little brother. I guess I should have supplied tissues when I posted this. LOL

Thanks, Tracy. I still can’t believe it’s been 42 years. In today’s world, 25 years is also a great accomplishment.

Thanks, Bino. It was great going down memory lane with those pictures.

Thanks, Amy. I sure have changed and so has Charlie. I love that song and I thought the video was beautiful and very well done.

Thanks, Chris. I worked today but we went out for dinner at Red Lobster. Yummy. That was good.

Hi, Deb. Thank you. I’m so glad you enjoyed the blog. I really enjoyed putting it together.

Thanks, Alvin. Wedding cake is all gone and eaten. Actually, in my opinion, it was one of the best tasting wedding cakes I’ve ever eaten. I wouldn’t mind having a piece right now but, on second thought after 42 years, I don’t think so. LOL

Set Free said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment.

Thanks for your blog. It's always very helpful and sweet.

Aida said...

Thanks, Set Free.

I'm glad you enjoy my blog. You've got a wondeful blog too that is encouraging to those who have been hurt and wounded. Keep on speaking up. People need to know.

lionwoman said...

Aida, congratulations on your 42nd anniversary. May this be a wonderful day for you both! What a lovely video. Marriage truly is a blessing.

Nicole said...

Happy Anniversary Aida! You are beautiful in those pictures! What great pictures! Love you and I am so glad you celebrated your 42nd year together! That is awesome!

Love you and BIG HUGS!

In Freedom, Nicole!

Aida said...

Thanks, Amy. You're right. Marriage is a blessing. Charlie and I haven't and don't always see eye to eye about some things but I'm very thankful he's my husband.

Thanks, Nicki. I'm glad we were able to weather the various storms of life and are still together.

Love and hugs back to the two of you. I appreciate you both being there for me.


Manuela said...

ohhh, lovely...
happy anniversary!!
: )

Aida said...

Manuela, Thank you!

lydia joy said...

Oh where have I been.....Happy Anniversary a bit late!
How gorgeous are you!! You are right, 42 years is amazing, it seems that in this day and age that marriages are highly attacked and sought to be destroyed by the enemy, praise God for your union and your endurance to run the race of marriage, and for His grace amidst you two!! Many more rich blessings to you both in the year to come!!!

Karen (SoCal) said...

wow, what a treat to see your wedding pics! i couldn't resist wishing you many more anniversaries. say hi to charlie:)..karen

Aida said...

Thanks, Lydia.

42 years is a long time but looking back, I can't believe it's been that long. I actually had to do the math to make sure I was right.

Thanks, Karen. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

It's good to hear from you. I've been missing you. I hope you're doing okay. Send me a PM sometime if you'd like to chat.

Leonard said...

Nice pictures Aida, I've stolen one of em. Its best to steal only the most precious things.

Happy anniversary 2009.

Aida said...

Leonard, I was wondering what you did with my stolen picture but I saw it and I know it's now in good hands.


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