We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary this weekend.
We were so very young when we were married, but luckily we got it right.
We choose from the heart and that made all the difference.
Through thick and thin we have managed to stay happily together, and very much in love.
Together we built a family we are so very proud of.
We hung the altar banner on our living room wall this weekend. It is still beautiful and the sentiment still applies, LOVE IS AN ENDLESS SEASON. I figure we are in the Autumn of our years, perfect for us since we both love Autumn so.
Our wedding invitation. I still love it and would choose it again all these years later.
We picked up Penny in the city and decided to visit the church we were married in. Going there with our grand daughter was especially wonderful. We found that the doors were open, so we went inside.
|Penny took this photo...there were many where grandpa's head was missing ;-)|
*Actually the church was not totally empty. The music director was there, and later a woman and her child came in. I told the music director that we were married 40 years ago here at IHM. When the woman came in we started talking and discovered that she was in the choir directed by my brother Larry in the 1980's. Our family has a long history at IHM especially in the music of the liturgy.
Together we lit a candle and said a prayer of thanksgiving for so many wonderful years and for the beautiful family started by our love.
On Sunday all our kids were home for a anniversary brunch. The boys were a little sluggish after Jon's bachelor party the night before, but I was so very happy to have them all home. I never thought to take a photo, but I remember the hugs vividly!
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day.