Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Campers

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. — Paul Sweeney

Last night we jointly celebrated Judy’s birthday and our anniversary. We laughed, reminisced, commiserated, planned, and laughed some more.

At times it seems if Bob and I have been together all of our lives. Other times, it seems as if we are just beginning. I still learn new things about my hubby—things that I never knew before. How could it possibly be our thirteenth anniversary?

We are content this year to celebrate quietly. Just mentioning that we would do all of this again and again is enough.

Bob's gifted me with a sweet silver bracelot. My gift to him? An outside project—cleaning the deck chairs—that means more to him than a real gift.

A happy marriage has much to do with keeping priorities straight. We need to love God and let the rest fall into place always mindful that God walks with us.

Not that we have attained this. At this moment, we are journeying together with a sense of peace, contentment, joy and thankfulness.

The fear of the LORD leads to life:
Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

Proverbs 19:23 (NIV)


Donna's Book Nook said...

Glad you had a nice celebration. (by the way, you look great!) I can't believe it's been 13 years either. Have a great week. Donna

Wanda said...

Happy Anniversary Brenda...
Your gifts to each other remind me of my husband and myself...
Take care!

Rebecca said...

In some ways, you have double EVERYTHING! I would never want to have gone through what you did....but I am blessed to watch and hear how you are blending two blessed periods of your life and making one finer than either might be apart from the other. I think "synergy" is a word that comes close to describing it....

Happy anniversary, BOTH of you!

Silver said...

Came by today and read about Dale and Bob.. to see pictures of your life made rich by these blessed people and especially your children.. and all those connected to you.

I am glad that are so loved and blessed..and not surprising to see why you are such a blessing to others too.


Diana said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband Brenda. I hope you have many more joyful years together!

Kaley and Shannon said...

I'm sorry I don't know you, but where did you get your background?

Brenda said...

Kaley and Shannon,

Thanks for visiting. Are you new to blogging? Come any time.

The background is from Aqua Poppy Designs. The website is:

Chelsea has lots of nice free designs although I paid for this one. I have helped three other people use some of the free designs from her site. I was just so much of a novice when I started that I was glad for her help. It was inexpensive and I was up an running in one day.

If you scroll down on the bottom of my right column, you will see where I give Chelsea and Aqua Poppy Designs credit for my blog design.

Silver said...

It's Sunday morning here..and i'm going to pack my two boys and herd them to church after we have some breakfast.

Warm thoughts of you today and wishing you a blessed Sunday, Brenda!