Sunday, June 20, 2010

Twenty-three years.

Wedding
June 20, 1987


Today Robert and I celebrate our 23rd anniversary. Wow, where does the time go?!

I look at this picture now and think how shockingly blessed and wise that young and naive girl was to have married such a wonderful man. At that time she knew only that he was the nicest person she'd ever met and that she loved to spend time with him. She had NO idea that twenty-three years later he would still be the kindest, truest person she'd ever known, that he'd be a wonderful provider and the best father ever to their three children. It never occurred to her that the two of them might one day face challenges and that he would be her rock in the task of raising a child with special needs. The girl never paused to ponder that she had better be marrying someone heroically patient and disciplined because she could be quite moody and prone to indulging her own whims.

The girl didn't think consider any of this because her world had hitherto been pretty controlled and happy, and she had never thought very far past her sheltered little self. But fortunately, the girl's mother and God knew all of these things and more, and they made sure that she chose wisely.

And this girl is very grateful.


Adapted from a previous anniversary post from back when no one read this blog!

13 comments:

Mona said...

Happy Anniversary! You are blessed.

JoAnn said...

What a sweet post. Happy anniversary to you and Robert. I think you are each very lucky.

Today is my son's 34th birthday! I am so darn old.

DawnW said...

So beautiful Eloise!! Happy Anniversary!

Jan said...

Happy Anniversary, and may there be many, many more wonderful years!

Jo said...

You were a beautiful bride! Enjoy celebrating such a wonderful accomplishment. Here's to many, many more!

Jo

Henley on the Horn said...

Happy Anniversary, Eloise!!!!

Sara said...

This picture os so joyful! Happy Anniversary!

Amber M. said...

Happy, happy anniversary. What a darling couple you make!

3 Peanuts said...

Aww...y'all look SO cute. And he does seem like a wonderful man from the tie I got to spend with y'all. But you are one special person too. You are both lucky!!! Happy Anniversary!

bevy said...

Happy Anniversary... albeit a few days late. What a wonderful man you have there. And 23 years... that's so wonderful!

The Mrs. said...

You just make me bawl! Precious!

Bama Belle said...

How sweet. You were such a classic and beautiful bride. Don't you love how God looks out for you when you can't even look out for yourself! :) Hugs honey!

Princess and the Pea said...

That is a very lovely tribute to Robert. I wish you many many more happy years.
Ricca