Friday, December 20, 2013

50th Wedding Anniversary!

The Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for  him. 
Genesis 2:18

It was December 20th, 1963, a little girl at heart, had just turned 18 and was about to start a life journey that she had waited for with the young man she had met at church one evening.  Waiting with the guidance of her parents, who had taught her to love and have faith.  While other girls were going off to college or getting a job, her desire was to marry and raise a family.  Yes, that girl was me.  Today is our 50th wedding Anniversary!  

We didn't have a formal wedding, we were married by a Judge at the courthouse, that Friday afternoon with a few family members.  A few years ago my girls and their family went with us to the town where we were married in, for a festival.  While walking down the street we found ourselves in front of that same courthouse. My dear hubby grabbed me by the hand and told them, "this is what I did the day we got married" and he pulled me up the steps.  They thought it was so funny they had to take a photo. (it took me 2 hours yesterday to find this photo)

My husband and girls thought they were pulling one over on me the last few weeks, they never mentioned our anniversary coming up.  They would whisper behind my back and call only to ask "is daddy around so I can talk to him" .  Well I knew something was going on, they can't keep me in the dark long.  But I did get a surprise, when we got to the church last Saturday afternoon, when we stepped inside the door of the small chapel next to the church we attend, there stood our Pastor, my grandson handed me a bouquet of flowers.  Since we didn't have a formal wedding when we married, my girls and all my grandchildren had put together the best wedding ceremony ever. There were flowers and bows and all the trimmings.
 We had mentioned at times about renewing our vows.  That is what we did, with 40 of our close friends and family.  To help this not be so long I'll post a few photo's.

We don't have any photo's of our wedding, this is one taken a few years later. (I wasn't in to taking pictures back then)

  My daughter and Son-in-law both took photo's but my very busy son-n-law hasn't uploaded his yet so I can only show the one's of the reception.

My sister's husband sang during the reception and during the ceremony. He sang " Love remains" by Collin Raye. It was so pretty and fit perfectly.   

Knowing how I enjoy a good cup of Tea,  my girls even sat up a Tea Table.  My daughter's husband (yes, the one that hasn't uploaded the photo's)
had given her a set of vintage china  for Mother's Day this year, and she used it. 

And there among it all, they had bought me my own Teacup!

Love those Girls!!

Two of my friends that I've known  over all these years, one I went to school with, was there.
This is a "Diva" photo of us. (Please don't laugh)

My grandchildren were great! My granddaughter,Anna, played the flute "Happy Anniversary" to the tune of happy birthday. (her daddy hasn't uploaded that photo either")

Joshua had already taken his white dress shirt off and Aaron and JC didn't have theirs tucked in...BOYS!

My silly Aaron on the left.  JC and Aaron looked as good as Joshua at one time.

God is Good and has Blessed me !
I am so thankful!

The ceremony was so beautiful and our pastor did a great job!

May you all have a Blessed Day 
Merry Christmas!


  1. Oh Dear One, how wonderful! How lovely! All of the celebration. Just wonderful

    And I'm so proud to be the first one to comment on this post.

    Wishing you many more years together. (This Nov. 8th will be our 55th Wedding Ann.)


    Happy Christmas,
    Happy Christmas,
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  2. Oh Sylvia, this is so sweet that I have tears in eyes reading it! Happy Anniversary! You have a wonderful family! And what a precious picture of your husband pulling you up the court house steps!


  3. What a beautiful family...and your party looks so nice.
    Congratulations to you and your sweetheart. :)
    xo bj

  4. This certainly brought tears to my eyes this early morning. How beautiful and wonderful of your family to surprise you this way. Happy, Happy 50th Anniversary!!! God truly has blessed your marriage with a wonderful home, children and grandchildren who love you...what a heritage! Wow! This was truly great. Love and best wishes to you and your hubby for many many more happy years together!!

  5. Dearest Sylvia.
    this is a most beautiful post. The love of what you have written shines through with your words.
    It brought tears to my eyes. If I was still married.. we were 2 years of 50 years.. but mr.M and me had some good memories .. and he will always be in my heart.
    This post reminds me of myself.. I too wanted to be a mother and home maker..and our dear Lord gave me that wish.
    Your grandchildren look so handsome.. your daughter beautiful..what a wonderful surprise for you.
    You are well loved.
    I wish you many more happy years together with your hubby and family.
    wishing you a blessed christmas
    val xxx

  6. Oh Sylvia, I have tears in my eyes right now. You and your husband are a beautiful testimony to ALL married couples that even through difficult times it is WELL WORTH it to remain together and to work together for that is what God desires. What a wonderful accomplishment and blessing for you and your sweet husband :) Happy 50th Anniversary, my dear friend. You are incredibly beautiful, your husband is so handsome, and the two of you are a darling couple :)

    Thank you for sharing these precious photos of you, your family, and your friends - this was a delightful post :)

    My love to you!

  7. Congratulations! What a wonderful celebration you had! The photo at the courthouse is so cool! What a beautiful family you have too! Thanks for sharing this special day with us! I enjoyed it! You are a true inspiration to couples everywhere.

  8. Congratulations!! Happy 50th Anniversary.
    You have a beautiful family.
    My parents celebrated their 52nd in August.
    Thank you for sharing your special day.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    God bless.

  9. Congrats to you both on 50 years!!

    Thanks for your visits and wishing a merry Christmas to You and yours....


  10. Thank you for posting this again! Happy Anniversary! Is this 54 years now? Wow! So happy for you! May God continue to bless you with many, many more years of good health and happiness together!!


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