Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday

    27 years ago, on April 6th, 1985, lovebug and I said, "I do, and we still do".  It was a quick romance, we met in October of 1984, he asked me to marry him in November of 1984, and we got married on April 6th, 1985.  So many people, friends, and family, said, "we would never make it, that our marriage would not even last a year". Well, like this song says, just look at us now, we are still together, still going strong, 27 years later!! We have been through so many things that could have torn our marriage apart, but instead, it brought us even closer. Struggling with infertility for 16 years, and then having to finally give up the dream of becoming parents, dealing with caring for my dying mother, and her death. My becoming a cutter after losing my mother, the unexpected death of my big brother from diabetes, losing my hair, dealing with lovebugs Gillian Barri syndrome, dealing with my anorexia, diabetes, and my recent strokes. Woo Hoo, that is quite a list!! But, God brought us through, and tied our cord even tighter. I have come so close to death more than once, but, by the grace of God, I survived. Because of my brush with death, we have definitely realized how very precious life is, and how unpredictable. You can be here one minute, and gone the next. We have learned to never take life for granted, cherish each second. Spend time making sweet memories, live in the moment, because you are not promised tomorrow. I praise God for giving me the precious gift of my husband, Eddie. He laughs with me, and also cries with me. He prays with me, and for me. He loves me unconditionally, through the good, and bad times. He stands beside me, and helps hold me up.  He is still the one, now, and forever.Thank You for my marriage Father.

19 comments:

From the Heart said...

Happy Anniversay, my dear sister.
Praise God for all He has done for you and your Lovebug. You are truly blessed.

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

Wow! You have struggled with many things, any of which could have sent your marriage into a tailspin. Praise God for His faithful hold on your marriage.

By the way, I also deal with alopecia, and have for the past 32 years! God really blessed me with that one - it changed my life for the BETTER!!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a precious gift a good marriage is. I am so happy for you and your husband for never giving up, but looking to God who is the only one who can bring us through our dark times and make us stronger. Many blessings, and many more years of happy marriage to you two!♥

Karen said...

So very happy for you and Eddie...have a wonderful anniversary! May you be blessed with many, many more to come!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful testimony! We'll be married 28 years in June... ! God is so good and faithful! So happy for you two! Have a wonderful anniversary and very blessed Easter :)

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a blessed Easter. Love you ~

a little of me said...

amen...friend denise...thanks for sharing...that have a blessed easter friend...

Tesha said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I just love the testimony of those that have made it through, what a testimony you are! I am sorry for the painful trails you have endured, thank you for your transparency. I so appreciate you!

momto8 said...

You should write a book. you give encouragement to others who are struggling...faith is a such a blessing!
happy anniversary!!

silka said...

It seems the obstacles have strengthened your relationship :)

Anne Lang Bundy said...

I rejoice with you, Denise, and thank God that He gave you your lovebug. HE KNEW exactly who you were going to need. I ask Him to draw the three of you even closer together in the year to come. I love you!

Donetta said...

well happy anniversary~
it is a wonderful thing to be loved unconditionally.
be well and refreshed in the love that binds well the hearts that live for the other.

I have two teenagers who will not go to sleep. so late night now until they do I stay up.
tomorrow is good Friday be blessed this Easter weekend. my hand is hindered so forgive the faulty typing.

Jessica L. Foster said...

The world would be a better place if everyone had long happy relationships like this. It's my hope someday that I find it too. Thanks for posting.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Too many people don't understand "for better or for worse, in sickness and in health." Keep up the good work!

Pia said...

happy anniversary, sweet denise. i love that song by shania twain. my husband remembers me whenever he hears that song. that song is very special to me.

happy anniversary!

Kristin Bridgman said...

What a wonderful testimony of a loving and faithful marriage! So happy that you and your Lovebug have each other, what a blessing!
Happy anniversary to you two.

And...Happy Easter!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY [a day late]. Hope all your plans were realized and you enjoyed your special day together with love.

Pam said...

This song never fails to bring tears to my eyes. It was played at my daughter's wedding reception and it always reminds me of her. She and her husband have had some very rocky times but recently celebrated 12 years of marriage. I am so proud of them. You and your husband and my daughter and hers are perfect examples of overcomers. Congratulations, Denise!

jhunnelle said...

Wow, what a great testimony, Happy Anniversary to both of you, my husband and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary April 5:)

A blessed Easter to you!