18 October 2010

Celebrating 29 years of marriage

This may be coming a month late. Our anniversary was actually September 19th!! And at the first opportunity we are going to runaway and actually celebrate it!! Hopefully before our 30th anniversary rolls around. September 19 is not just our wedding anniversary but it is also my husband's birthday. We married on his 19th birthday on September 19th. One of my gifts to him for his birthday and for our 29th. anniversary is to list 29 reasons why I love him!! Of course there are more but he only gets 29 this year!! (In no particular order....)

1. I love him because-He married me...
2. because he is still married to me...
3. because he gave me 12 babies who are the light of my life...
4. because I can kiss him anytime I want to...
5. because he tolerates my weaknesses with love and firmness...(he has a "no whining around here" policy which everyone is expected to uphold!!)
6. because he strengthens me through his faith and love...
7. because he adores our children...
8. because he adores our son in law, daughter in law and our little grandkids...
9. because he protects me, both spiritually and physically...and finds joy in being my protector...
10. because we are best friends...
11. because he honors, respects, and upholds my position in the home as wife and mother...
12. because he prays for me...
13. because he prays with me...
14. because he blesses our family through his strong spiritual leadership...
15. because he calls me all the time when he is away...
16. because he LOVES my homemade bread...
17. because he loves the Lord...
18. because I get to sit next to him in his pick-up...
19. because he loves my parents, and he loves his parents...
20. because he gives me his coat and seat, does all the barbecuing, mashing of potatoes, and turkey cooking!
21. because I can nestle in his strong arms anytime I want...
22. because he loves homeschooling...
23. because I can date him anytime I want...(how's that? we still haven't gone out for our anniversary!)
24. because he takes me for motorcycle rides...
25. because he works fills our woodshed and keeps us warm all winter...
26. because he is handsome...
27. because he isn't a picky eater...
28. because he likes to hold my hand
29. And last but not least ~ because I'm about to enter another year of marriage with the man I love!!

~Semper Fi~






18 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow Tricia, this is so precious... I see and hear the love you have in your marriage, with 12 beautiful children to prove it.

Happy anniversary and congratulations.

I loved the photos too..

Blessings...

Chad and Jessica's Family: said...

A Very Happy Anniversary to you both!!!! You are a beautiful couple and are blessed.

Jessica

Laura said...

Awe......That's beautiful!! Congratulations!! And Happy Anniversary too!!

Heather said...

Oh man! I didn't even know. Shame on me! Happy Anniversary! We love you!

The Mayo Family said...

Happy Anniversary...
and may you be blessed with 29+ many more years together to come!
Blessings~
~Lori

Cheryl said...

Happy Anniversary, Tricia! May you be blessed with another 29 more years and then some! :o)

OurLilFullFam said...

Happy anniversary!! How very special! Love your list!

Stephanie

Ruby said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Great list of reasons and some lovely photos. May God bless you with many more years together.

knittykneighbour said...

How delightful!! Happy anniversary (a month late). May God bless you with another 29 years together.
~Heidi

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Happy Anniversary! What an accomplishment you two have made together! Blessings to you today and always! ♥

Becca said...

So sweet, Tricia! Brought tears to my eyes! Happy Anniversary -- now GO OUT and CELEBRATE!

Kathy@theshebearofeleven said...

Happy Anniversary, Tricia. I loved this post and your 29 reasons. You need to go do something special to celebrate.

Jeannetta said...

Oh,Happy Anniversary! We beat you by three months, ours is June 19th! Best Wishes!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Happy Anniversary a few days late. I hope you've had that date by now, but if you haven't, I definitely understand. My kids gave me a gift certificate to one of our favorite restaurants for my birthday (back in August) and we still haven't gone yet :-) This was beautiful. I love it! You're married to a wonderful guy...but I think he knows he got a wonderful lady too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

dggp said...

I love this. Your list is wonderful and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

29 years? That is awesome. You guys look like kids!

Reece

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Happy belated anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated anniversary. You guys look great.


diane

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