Saturday, July 18, 2009

Our 28th Anniversary!

Happy 28th Anniversary!
(Has it REALLY been that long?!)
You've been the best husband a girl could ask for. I'm glad I took that dare one day to go in the back room of that hardware store to ask you out. I think you were speechless for a minute but then you said "I reckon." in that southern drawl of yours.

(I was amazed, because to that point I hadn't been able to get you to say two words to me!)

Exactly one year later we had already been married a couple months and had our first little house.

When you know, you KNOW.
And we knew.

I'm glad.
Through all the years, you've been the kindest, gentlest, best husband.

You are a man of few words, but with strong arms, and a sentimental heart. All of that is hidden to those who don't know you well, behind what seems to be a gruff exterior.

You have loved me and cherished me; keeping all those words you vowed that day so long ago.

I'm blessed and I know I am.
I love you still.
And I always will.


Sue said...

What a wonderful post! I'm glad you have each other-the world needs all the loving it can get.
Happy Anniversary, and many many more!

KathyB. said...

Happy Anniversary! Love this tribute to your husband.

Sue said...

Happy, happy anniversary! What a lovely post.

Carol Murdock said...

Joni, what a sweet post from such
" a forward woman"! Who knew? LOL
Happy Anniversary to you both!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

How sweet is this??? /what a beautiful couple...inside and out! May you have so very many more anniversaries!
(our 38th is this Sept.!)

Rae said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the kind comments. I was very touched and moved by your words. You are an example of God's promise and of His glorious hope that all things turn out well for those that endure. God Bless You!

You have a beautiful blog.

Donna said...

Hahahahaa...."I Reckon??"...Hahaa...I love a good love story!
Happy 28th to you both!!hughugs

blushing rose said...

'I reckon' sounds like a remark my DH would make, just a bit differently. What an adorable story to enjoy this AM.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY & blessings for many more as we ... 48.

TTFN ~Marydon

Sit A Spell said...

Congrats y'all ! I love it..."I reckon" : ) We're going on 17 yrs and it was kinda like your story...when ya know, ya know! May God bless y'all with many more yrs ahead...and "I reckon" HE will !


Jana said...

oh how wonderful! happy anniversary!!! what a great post and such beautiful words.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Joni... now you've done it! I'm sitting here in a puddle of happy tears. Your description of love for your hubby took me back. I knew by the second date that my hubby was "the one." When you said "when you know... you know" it is so so true. Before hubby asked me to marry him ... I had the material bought for my wedding and bridesmaids dresses (which my seamstress sister made custom for me)... 2 months later we were engaged ... 6 months after meeting we were married... 18 months after the wedding we had our first son... 33 years later we are more in love with each passing moment. I so relate to your words. Congratulations on your 28th~ God Bless! Vicki

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our 30th!

I found the French Lemonade at a store called Fresh Market..It is a gourmet grocery store.

Donna said...

God bless you on your anniversary!

LeaderOfTheChickenParade said...

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

What sweet, heartfelt words...
Congrats and blessings for many more years :)


aimee said...

Happy Anniversary to you both and may you be blessed with many, many more!! What a wonderful testimony of your love for each other:)
PS: We've been married for almost 30 years!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

What a wonderful post! Happy anniversary to you two lovebirds! Here's to 50 more. :> )

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Such a special post and what a sweet couple! Happy Anniversary! You have been blessed,

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Such a wonderful story...happy anniversary AND many more!

Lorri said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and hope you have many more. Just a note to tell you I look forward to reading your blog. I have many on the list, but only a few that I get really excited about and you are one of them. Keep up the good work!

Shannan Martin said...

This gave me goose bumps! The whole world needs to hear more of these success stories. I could never tire of them! And you have 18 years on us, so I'm inspired.
ps - How swoony that he said "I reckon"!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Awww, it's always good to hear couples who love each other. I wish you many more happy years together and much more joy:>) Happy Anniversary! said...

Today is the first time I'm seeing this post.... what a wonderful post it is!!! You've (you both!) been greatly blessed-- it's such a great blessing to have a really GOOD husband. We celebrated 49 years a week ago from today-- where did the YEARS go!?!? I guess it happened when we were just plain.... busy. Wishing you many more years added to your anniversary totals (now going on 31?). ♥