Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Valentine Memory............

valentine's dayImage by kristinamay via Flickr
When asked to recall a memorable Valentine's, I didn't have to think very long or very hard. It was on or near Valentine's Day, 1966, that Hubby took me to the Sweetheart Banquet at our church. Now, you need to know that my Dad was the pastor of the church and we lived in the church parsonage that was right next door to the church. Since I was "only" 13 years old at the time, my Dad would only allow Hubby to walk me across the way to the Sweetheart Banquet. That way it wouldn't really be an "official" date, but more or less, he would be escorting me to the banquet. ~smile~

I could not eat or sleep for days beforehand due to such excitement. My Mom made me the prettiest dress to wear. It was red and white dotted swiss with an empire waist. I wore black patent leather heels and felt like a queen the entire night. At the end of the evening I felt for sure that one day we would become husband and wife. And, 5+ years later we did. I will spare you all the details of how it all came to be, but just know that we do have one of the most interesting "love stories" of all times. When Hubby and I went to the banquet, my family lived in Louisiana. When Hubby and I married my family lived in Virginia and Hubby and his family still lived in Louisiana. So, most of our courtship was done long distance. But, without a doubt, it was a part of God's plan for our lives or it would have otherwise never happened. We all know that He can take what we think is impossible and make it possible.

Happy Valentine's DayImage by elbfoto via Flickr

That was 44 years ago and we will have been married 39 years this June 6th. When we took our vows, we took them for life. Divorce has never been an option for us and while the way has not always been easy, we knew that with God's help we could weather any storm that came our way. The Lord has blessed our union with a son and a daughter and they and their families are the delight of our lives.

I am sorry that I am unable to post pictures of us at that time, but I am out of town at the time of this post and do not have a photo with me or a way to scan it in to my laptop. But, just take my word for it, we were a pretty "dorky" looking couple at the time. Our children even asked us (when they were younger) what we saw in each other. Guess that's a pretty good hint that they thought we were pretty pitiful looking. ~chuckle~


God has blessed us in more ways than we could ever count and we are grateful to Him. I pray that our lives have been and will always be a witness to Him and His redeeming love.

Valentine's will always hold a very special place in our hearts, it was the beginning of us.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


MckLinky Blog Hop
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful love story! Thank you for sharing it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cute story! You have a beautiful blog too, I will be back to have a look around when I have more time.

    Jessa
    (over from the bloghop)

    ReplyDelete
  3. How sweet. I never knew ya'll had such a sweet, or early, beginning! What a testiment to the power of God to work through difficult circumstances! Hope you have enjoyed your time with the baby!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a testimony and example to being staying strong after 44 years. And how great is it that you've know each other since you were kids!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for sharing your love story and thanks for visiting my blog! :)

    ReplyDelete

So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!