Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Believing In Marriage

My invitation engraved in crystal, cake topper, wedding bouquet and wedding ring.

Thirty-one years ago today, June 14, 1980, I entered the journey of a lifetime.
The crystal engraved invitation sets on my dresser reminding me of the day I spoke my marriage vows.
Through the ups and downs we still stand on the rock who holds us together.
Thirty-one years later
Grey hairs of experience
Bodies showing the affects of time
Six children
One daughter-in-law
Moves
Jobs
Churches
Joys
 Pains
Riches
Poverty
Sickness
Health
Laughter
Tears
Together - Becoming One
As our invitation states at the beginning - Believing in Marriage
We continue to walk out the vows two naive young people made before the Lord Thirty-one years ago.
Our Anniversary!

As of yesterday we found a new rent house and will be moving in two weeks...a new adventure. Thanks for your prayers of support.

32 Joining in with more words:

Sandy said...

Dear sweet Janette, let me be the
first to offer my congratulations
and very best wishes to you and
your husband! We also celebrated
our anniversary this month, as you know.
How fortunate we are that our
wonderful Lord honored us with
these two godly men as our
husbands and fathers of our children!
Enjoy this special day!
Hugs,
Sandy

Karen said...

What a beautiful tribute to marriage! Happy anniversary to you and your husband Janette. May God richly bless you in the years to come!

Sonja said...

Oh how I wish for you both a beautiful day and even more, a beautiful year ahead. What a milestone! As my hubby prayed this week, I pray for you... that the years ahead will be the very best years of all!

xo

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary, Janette!!

This was beautifully written. May this year be the most blessed year of all.

Vee said...

Warm congratulations on this 31 year adventure!

I'm so happy to read that you know where you'll be going in two weeks. May it be an even better home than the one you're leaving. All the best! (Wish I could help you pack; since I can't, I'll just keep you all tucked in my prayers.)

Debbie said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! How wonderful...31 years...a lifetime of sharing and love. What memories you no doubt share. I pray the Lord blesses you with many, many more. May you grow old together, and know even a deeper love than you can even imagine. Soo glad you found a new house....I want to share the verse I am holding onto this week (maybe this month, or even this year, haha)

Eph. 3 20, 21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever

Anonymous said...

Have a happy anniversary!

Angie

Canadagirl said...

Happy Anniversary my very SSiC ! Wow, thirty-one years. You are ten ahead of us. Isn't marriage amazing?!? I think it just gets better and better with all the years of character it builds. [o; I pray your next thirty-plus years are the most wonderful and beautiful years to come.

Blessings and (((HUGS)))!!!
-Mary

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary, Janette!

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!
So thankful you found a place, may your move be smooth sailing and my you find much joy there.

Grace!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary! Well said, what a ride marriage can be...congatulations on your new home, too.

Farm Girl said...

Happy Anniversary! I wish you blessings upon blessings today.
I hope you have a wonderful day. Aren't you glad you decided to say yes, and to continue to honor your vows.

Karen said...

Happy, happy anniversary!

Jenny's Heart said...

Happy Anniversary!
May God Bless the next 31.

Theresa said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the invitation etched in crystal. I am so happy to hear that you have found a new home. Will be praying for a smooth move.

moreofhim said...

Happy Anniversary!! I loved your post...thank you for the reminder that marriage is a wonderful thing despite the ups and downs...

God bless you - Julie

Carol said...

Janette,
A godly marriage is an unparalleled blessing.
Congratulations to you and your husband!
Carol

Karen said...

Oh Girl..Congradulations,,,, Im so happy for you.. I know it was not always easy,,but always worth it.. we have celebrated 26 yrs.. and we have had rolling hill verses ups and down..but we are committed to each other..and love each other very much.. Congrads again.. have a wonderful evening together..
God Bless

Christine said...

Standing ovation!
Cheers! Yea! Clapping!
Celebrate today all your joys and achievements. But most of all celebrate your love.

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! Thrity-one years, that is so awesome. My husband and I also have an anniversary this week, but we will not celebrate as many years as you. Again, congratualtions! And thanks for sharing with us.

Jo said...

Congratulations, this is wonderful. In an age where marriages don't sem to last, it is great to hear a good news story.

In Gods Grace

Rebecca said...

Congratulations, Janette! I think we were ALL pretty naive at the beginning of our marriages! But God is faithful.

I was thrilled to read the small print and know you have located another house. I'll look forward to details and will be praying for strength and stamina (and sanity) for y'all in the coming days.

Sharon said...

A most blessed and happy anniversary to the two of you! May you continue to find love and fulfillment in each other, and may God bring many rich blessings on your life.

(Good news about the rental house - still praying...)

GOD BLESS!

Crown of Beauty said...

Oh, you must have been a glowing June bride, Janette.

COngratulations!

I am so happy by what you wrote - you believe in marriage.

It is indeed a covenant, until death.

What a beautiful reminder of your wedding day... your wedding invitation framed in glass.

I should do that too!

Blessings to you and your husband on this special day.

Love
Lidj

Garden Lady said...

Loved the post. Happy Anniversary to you both

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Congratulations and happy moving. I am wierd . . . I like packing. Hope your transition is smooth.

Fondly,
Glenda

Lorie said...

Congratulations :) Well written and well lived. Hugs

no spring chicken said...

Until death do you part.

I loved your list. It sums up marriage perfectly. God is so gracious to provide truth through His word that helps us weather the storms. And through it all He in His wisdom gave us a partner so we don't have to go it alone. He looks down on our life 'together' and He calls it VERY good!!

Happy Anniversary Janette!

Blessings, Debbie

Karen said...

Janette,
wonderful words to describe the commitment of marriage. It requires it! We use the quick phrase "trials & tribulations"; I'm thinking of you often & praying for peace, comfort & HIS hands to guide the way through.

Brenda Yoder said...

Janette,

I just posted my own perspective on marriage tonight when your post on my bloglist caught my eye! If we only knew what was in store when the ideals of the invitations were sent out. Thank goodness for a loving, steadfast God to walk with us through every step! Congrats!

Brenda

Crickit said...

Janette- Congrats on 31 years of marriage! I really LOVED this post!
My husband and I were married on August 23, 1980...we are right behind you! Wishing you many more wonderful years!

Blessings~
Crickit

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Congratulations! You continue to inspire. I'll be praying that your move goes smoothly and the coming year is bursting with happiness for all your family.
xoxo
Leslie

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