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Monday, December 1, 2008

OUR ANNIVERSARY

Today my dear husband and I celebrate our 24th Wedding Anniversary. We met two weeks before Christmas in Dec 1983 and were engaged by Feb 12, 1984! Yep, you read that right two months. We married Dec 1,1984. Three kids and 24 years later we are still going strong. Our eldest son is 27 (from hubbys prior marriage) and our daughter is 22 and our youngest son is two months shy of 20. We are now entering the empty nester stage and it's about dang time I tell you.


When we first got married we had one day off a month together for the first 5 years because of our different work schedules. It was a pain yes, but I knew it would not be like that forever and I was right. Always looking into the future I was. Then came the kids, sports, homework and trying to fit time in for the two of you just seems to get put on the back burner. But we always tried to find some time alone and keep in tune with each other and it has paid off because when some marriages fail after the kids grow up, ours is entering the next stage. We enjoy spending our time together. I say we are making up for lost time. If you remember in an older post, I stated that we commute to work together and have lunch together each day. Then we'll come home for dinner and a movie usually, actually, only sometimes, since I took up blogging......hahaha. A few years ago we bought a Harley and are having a blast riding the country roads and taking trips with our friends. Well, here's to another 24 years!


Our wedding song was "Just You and I" by Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle. We wanted a song that would last through the ages and it has worked for us! (takes a minute to load up so be patient)

23 comments:

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Happy Anniversary Melody!

Thats such a sweet story, thanks for sharing! and thanks so much for your sweet comments too!

happy Holiday's! ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Fern said...

Many congratulations to you both, hope you have a wonderful day!
We celebrate our silver wedding in the spring.

Teresa R said...

Happy 24th anniversary, Melody!!! What a lovely story of your life together! I remember the Eddie Rabbitt song - so very sweet.

Dh and I will be celebrating our 20th in 2009. It's been a good journey too. :)

Ginger said...

Happy Anniversary, Melody. I think it's great that you are still best friends 24 years later.
When I was helping plan my son's wedding, that song was still on the "wedding song" list. It is perfect for a wedding.
Ginger

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!! Good going! We'll celebrate our 30th next August ... you're gainin' on us! [lol]

BTW, Steve and I only knew each other for a few months before marrying too. Sometimes, you just know that he/she is that special someone you want to be with forever ... :o) ♥ ∞

the voice of melody said...

Congratulations to you and your husband! How wonderful to hear that you have lunch together everyday. So sweet!

You mentioned that you commute to work too. Do you work together as well?

Valerie said...

Congratulations Melody. We were so slow getting married. Together for 5 years before we did. Not me but him. He'd been married once before for about 9 months when he was 18 and just didn't know if he could do it again. lol The Gratitude Tag got me and now I'm taggin you. See my blog for details. Have a great Anniversary!

Michelle said...

Melody, Happy Anniversary!! Your husband is a lucky man and vice versa. Now can you teach me how to be patient with men? ;) Unfortunately I joined half the statistics and am divorced but despite this I still believe true love still exists. :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Melody, congratulations! What a sweet story. You are blessed, isn't it so nice to be married all that time and still each other's best friend?
xo Lidy

LillyB said...

Happy Anniversary!! God Bless you both!!!

The Dutchess said...

Wishing you a very happy and beautiful day,congrats..! And what a lovely love story
Blessings..

Steph said...

Congratulations! I love reading stories like yours!

The Vintage Rose said...

Congratulations on 24 years!

Rosie said...

Belated best wishes and congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary. We celebrate our 30th Anniversary next April.

Jorgelina said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Melody
Congratulations!

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary and I enjoyed your meme.

Redwoodhouse said...

Happy Anniversary, a love story thats for sure, Congratulations..
Jan

Meadowsweet Days said...

How wonderful..... Happy Anniversary, Melody!

Carol

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

CIELO said...

A Happy "belated" Anniversary! and many more!

cielo

Carrie Hayes said...

Congrats on your Anniversary, It is great to see people make it through that long!! My Husband and I are on our 11th. Love your blog definately made me smile! Have a great day.

Laura said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! I wish you many more happy and healthy years together. :)

Janeen said...

Sorry for the delay sis, it's been quite a week... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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