Hello friends ,it is my hope that this post finds you full of joy today ! I wanted to take a moment to wish my hubby a Happy Anniversary today. We are celebrating our 24 th year of marriage and no it has not all been bliss. LOL! There have been good times and bad but we have always stood the test of time . We married young he was 21 and I was 18 years of age.The world lay at our feet or so we thought on that July morning ,when we stood in front of the judge, to say our vows.Neither of us wanted the stress of a big wedding . I can still recall how nervous I was but I can still hear my sweet hubby's knees knocking.Goodness he was shaking like a leaf.
There is a little story behind our wedding day and if you are ready for an early morning chuckle I'll share it with you. First let me explain, that I have always enjoyed dogs in the house ,at that time my hubby to be did not.I had a dog named Peanut ,well he was an inside puppy and I had no intentions of making him stay outside when I married .My hubby to be said no he did not want a dog in the house ,we talked, argued and talked some more about me keeping Peanut in the house. I told him if you love me then you have to take my dog too.My sweetie replied, I love you and not the dog.Our marriage day arrived and still the question had not been settled, he said we will decide later and I agreed to wait. Well, we are saying our vows and hubby nervously makes his way through his part and it came time for me to say I do ,but instead of I do I said ...does Peanut? Well the poor judge did not know what to make of it at all ,finally Jerry says yes to Peanut . We finished the ceremony without any more interruptions. So you see my hubby actually married my dog before he married me! Poor man should have ran for the hills after that little escapade . Peanut has only been the tip of the iceberg as far as the animals are concerned.By the way Peanut lived to the ripe old age of 20 in human years.
We may have started our life together out young ,but I will have to say that in my lifetime I could not have found a better husband. .He is my friend ,my confidant ,my husband and my soul mate to the end of time. He brings laughter and joy to my life .There are times I could cheerful choke him but I would be lost without him in my life .He is my anchor in the rough seas of life so thank you Lord for blessing me with this man! Happy Anniversary Jerry ,I loved you yesterday ,today and hopefully many tomorrows to come.
Here are a few pics of us on that special day 24 years ago .Our wedding may have been a simple but it was filled with love.
This is a photo of us waiting for time to pass so we could go and exchange our vows.Yes that is Peanut getting his ears scratched .LOL!
This was taken in my mom's yard .That is my little nephew.We used to take him with us on our dates .He would cry to go and Jerry could not refuse him.Told ya, he was a keeper !!
The kiss is over as well as the jitters !
All I can say is that we were much thinner , had less gray in our hair,and much more get up and go to our step.LOL !No one ever said being married was easy . I have always said that in order to stay married that you have to truly want to be married.It is a give and take on both sides.One of these days I will get a pic of us now,and you can see how much we have changed .
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend !Hugs,Jen