Wednesday, June 17, 2009

37 YEARS AGO

37 years ago today I married the love of my life. We didn't actually start dating until January of his senior year in high school (I was a junior), but I had kept my eye on him for some time prior. He went away to college and in the summer of his junior year we were married. We had absolutely NO extra money but we were able to pay our bills and that was what mattered. I worked in the office at the university until his last quarter and decided then that I wanted to go back to school. I enrolled and took classes (while continuing to work). After graduation we moved back home where he began teaching and coaching. God has blessed us so much more than we deserve. We have two wonderful children, Amy and Chris, and six precious GRANDchildren. Have all the years been good? Absolutely not. There were many hard times. However, we both loved each other and knew that we could make it through those times with God's help. These 37 years have gone by so quickly. I pray that we have MANY more years together.

23 comments:

The Buchanan Family said...

Happy Anniversary-Chris looks just like his dad!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations Sue! We too married in college and I later returned to get my degree. Lots of good memories for you both I know. blessings, marlene

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your 37 year anniversary!!! That is quite an accomplishment these days. Hope you have a wonderful day.♥

Kimberly said...

What a beautiful picture Sue! Happy Anniversary to you both!
Blessings, Kimberly

Amy said...

My FB status is in honor of y'all today. GEESH, Dad looks like Chris, with a toupee and mutton chops! I love yall!

City Girl Country Heart said...

Congrats on such a wonderful day filled with such great memories!
Stephanie

This Country Girl said...

I pray that you have many more happy years together too, Sue! Happy Anniversary to you both! 37 years is quite an accomplishment! :)

Tammy

Ashley Waldrop said...

Happy Anniversary!! I LOVE the wedding picture :)

Amber said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your wedding picture. You two are so cute!!

Jessica @ Colorado Crafter said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Congratulations, Sue! Same story here - we'll be married 31 years in July.

You guys are a testament to what commitment to the Lord and each other can do! Do something special!

country gal said...

Happy Anniversary, Ms. Sue!!! Wishing ya a great one!!!!!!

Love, Joy =D

codie lee said...

umm yah for 37 years! I love that picture! happy anniversary! love yall! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! You two also share a special day with OJ Simpson!!!!!! 15 years ago today was when he made the famous Bronco chase!!!!!!!


DONT SQUEEZE THE JUICE!!!!!!!!

i love ya'll!
CG

Lorrie said...

Happy Anniversary Sue. This is a sweet post. The years do fly by don't they. It was 33 for me and Len this year. We married right out of college and feel like we've "grown up" together.

Kath said...

Happy Anniversary!
Wishing you many many more happy years together :)

Love the pic!

hugs-Kath

Kelcei said...

Congrats to you and Harold, Sue! Did you guys get married at First Baptist H'ville?

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Sue, on your anniversary. I love hearing about long, happy marriages. We will be 41 years in July.
Great wedding photo...definitely the 70's!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Uncle Harold and Aunt Sue. We love ya'll.
Pat, Molly, Katie, Ethan Garrett, in Frostproof, Fl..

Gwen said...

Awwww! Very Sweet!! I'm a few days late, but Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many many more!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Hubby and I have been married 38 years!

DaNella Auten said...

Did you see what I emailed you? I swiped your picture and restored some of the color, and took some of the yellowing out. Happy Anniversary!

Zaroga said...

Congratulations!