Glimpse of Yesterday

Glimpse of Yesterday

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Celebration . . . . . . and Give Away!

Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.

It all started 25 years ago when I walked into my kitchen and saw this guy in a black leather jacket talking with my brother. I walked on by into the living room and asked my sister Robin who he was. He happened to be a friend of my brother's - they car-pooled to work together.

A couple of weeks later he asked me out - and I was firmly warned by my brother to 'stay away'. Well, that date - we went to the movies (his mom had to drive us because his car broke down) - turned into five years of dating before we married on October 21, 1989. I was 20 and he was 24. I was a few sizes slimmer and he had a little more insulation on the top of his head.

We've been through a lot of tough times - financial issues, loss of jobs, health issues with both him and my daughter - but God has seen us through. We've decided to postpone a night out for dinner because we don't want to miss our Bible study class tonight. And if anyone had told us 20 years ago that we'd be going to church on our anniversary we wouldn't have believed it. We celebrate our marriage every day by communicating and working together - each of us giving 100% - and making sure that God is at the center of this marriage. We want to glorify Him in our love for each other.

That being said, I've been thinking of a Surprise Give Away, and our anniversary celebration is a great excuse for one. To enter, please leave a comment on this post between now and Friday the 23rd. I will choose the winner on Saturday. I'm keeping the goodies a secret until Saturday!

Have a blessed day!!



  1. Happy Happy Anniversary! LOVED the two haven't changed a bit! LOL

    I will post your giveaway on my blog...:)

    LOVE you,

  2. Happy Anniversary, lovely to read of how you met.

  3. Happy Anniversary! How cute you were! (I'm sure you still are cute!!)

  4. Happy Anniversary! We were married in March of '89. It was a good year, wasn't it?

    I came over from Robin's blog.

    Nice to "meet" you.

    Becky K.

  5. I saw your sister's post about your anniversary so came on over to add my congratulations.
    You have a very cute "how we met and courted" story.
    Long marriages like yours (and mine too) are such a blessing.

  6. Came over from Bittersweet Pumpkin to say hello and nice to meet you.. I love reading new blogs and meeting new people.. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband ..... The story of the meeting was so sweet..


  7. OH MY GOODNESS! I SAT RIGHT NEXT TO YOU LAST NIGHT AND YOU DIDN"T EVEN mention it was your anniversary! I'm a lousy friend. Happy Belated

  8. How cute you were! (I'm sure you still are cute!!)

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