Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Monday, November 08, 2010

Celebrating Thirty Years

... of marriage today.

On This Our Wedding Day, 11//8/1980 - Mr. & Mrs. Mac

Thirty years later ...
Little did we know back then  ... how thirty years would pass by so quickly  .. but here we are still in love .. with, Lord willing, a few more years to squeeze out of life.  I'll  never regret the path our lives have taken .. the hardships and good times all rolled into the same package of love.  Never will regret the time I've had at home nurturing our children, home schooling years, becoming a grandmother, growing older with my best friend.   Through thick and thin .. richer and poorer ... sickness and in health .. I still say 'I DO' ...

Old Irish Blessing

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.


Stella Jones said...

Congratulations to the both of you. Enjoy your day and may you have many more happy years together.
Blessings, Star

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Happy 30th Anniversary to the both of you. Love the pictures. It is always wonderful to read about long time love, that keeps on growing.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Cindy said...

Congratulations Cathy! It's always nice to see a couple together for the long haul like this.

Did you get my email this weekend? I need to contact Deb and need your help doing that.

Mr. H. said...

Happy Anniversary.:)

Ruth Trowbridge said...

Congratulations!! You sure are a shiny example of a life well lived. Peace

fourkidsmom said...

Congratulations! Isn't God good.

Rebecca said...

Happy, happy anniversary.

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, 'A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!'” (Robert Browning)

God bless your love.

Sandy said...

How wonderful true love is! You both looked
beautiful then and you still do now. May
you have many more love-filled years together.
God bless you both and all your family.
Love & Hugs,

JoyceP said...

Happy Anniversary!

Tania said...

Sending you CONGRATULATIONS for your wedding anniversary, wishing you many, many more.

Dani said...

Congratulations - we had our 30th on the 1st November. Does it feel like 30 years to you - it doesn't to us :-)