Monday, May 19, 2014


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You + Me =
Forty-one years ago today, Neil and I said, “I do!” Forty-one years later, see what we did?! Praise God for our enduring marriage, through all the ups and downs, and tears and laughter, and for our greatest blessings here on this earth ~ our two precious daughters and sons-in-law and their children, our three grandchildren. I could not have asked for a more awesome husband and family, and I thank God for them every single day.

My cousin, Mike Brown, performed our wedding ceremony on that Saturday afternoon, May 19, 1973, and his wife, Shelley, who has a beautiful singing voice, sang For All We Know, which is a song from the movie Lovers And Other Strangers. The Carpenters’ version of the song was a favorite of mine back then and I still love it and especially the lyrics, which is why I wanted it sung at our wedding. I didn’t get to hear Shelley sing it before I walked down the aisle, and what I wouldn’t give to have a recording of that and our whole wedding for that matter, but that was back in the day before people started filming or video taping their weddings. Thought I’d share the lyrics which are short and sweet and still hold true for me now.

 Love, look at the two of us
Strangers in many ways
We've got a lifetime to share
So much to say
And as we go
From day to day
I'll feel you close to me
But time alone will tell
Let's take a lifetime to say
"I knew you well"
For only time will tell us so
And love may grow
For all we know.

Happy Anniversary To Us!

May 19 2014


  1. Great post! You & Neil have blessed all of our lives, and I'm glad you've shown how this marriage thing is done! Love you both!

  2. Great pictures! Love you guys and hope you had a wonderful 41st anniversary! Showing us all how it's done :)