Friday, 19 December 2014

Married 55 Years Ago Today - 19.12.2014

Hard to believe but yes it is 55 years today since we made that commitment to one-another.
Fifty-five years of love, fun, trauma, pain and everything in-between.
Not forgetting two wonderful children and two Grandchildren.
By God's Grace we live a happy, fulfilled and busy life, thankful for each day.

The words in my card to Alan are very apt.
It seems like only yesterday
I heard you say 'I do'
We held each other's hand
And promised to be true

It seems like only yesterday 
I gladly gave my heart
And vowed whatever life may bring
From you I'd never part

And here we are upon this day (55 years)
So much time has passed
Who could have known back then
The love we'd found would last

And last it has and what is more
It's grown with each new day
You've filled my life with memories sweet
That will not fade away

So thank you for the years of love
We've shared and we share still
I loved you when at first we met
And I always will

and Alan's card to me
It certainly has not all been easy but certainly worth while


Patsy said...

Congratulations to a wonderful Christ centered couple on 55 years of love and marriage.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary!

talesfromagarden said...

Congratulations to you both,obviously a pair of old romantics!!! 55 yrs is some testament!

Elizabethd said...

How lovely. We celebrate 35 years on Monday.

DeniseinVA said...

Congratulations Barbara! Your photos show a very happy couple. A beautiful post. Sweet words! I posted about our anniversary on the 17th. We have been married 39 years.

Lorrie said...

Many congratulations to you and Alan on this wonderful milestone. You are right, Barbara, marriage is not easy, but the good things in life rarely are. Wishing you many more happy years together.

ellen b said...

A very Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Barbara. Wow 55 years! That is something worthwhile to celebrate.

Terri said...

Happy Anniversary you two! 55 - very inspirational! (We are at 46.)
Hope you have a wonderful day. (I've gotta go help him move the old TV out of the living room. We are having company today - early Christmas with the grandkiddies.)

Vee said...

Fifty-five years is no accident! Happy Anniversary! Many blessings to you both...

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Marriage is never easy and you two have managed it for over half a century which speaks volumes about your patience, loyalty and faith I think. Congratulations to you both; you are an inspiration.

Adrienne said...

Happy anniversary to you and your husband. It's a great testimony that you are celebrating the years together when so many never get to this point. Wishing you two many more years of joy and God's grace together.

Deanna said...

So very happy for you! Congrats and all the best.

Linda P said...

Happy anniversary to you and your husband. Beautiful words in the card and ones that I would want to say to my dear husband. (We'll celebrate our 50th next June, God willing).

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

55 years is certainly worth celebrating ! Congratulations to you both !

Knitting Mania said...

Wonderful, happy anniversary! May you have many more years together with God's love, joy and peace over you. Merry Christmas!

Pondside said...

Congratulations to the two of you! What a wonderful example and inspiration you must be to your children and grandchildren. The words in your card are lovely.

CherryPie said...

Happy Anniversary to the two of you.

I also wish you both a Happy Christmas :-)

Winifred said...

Congratulations to you both.
Have a wonderful Christmas & another happy year in 2015!

La Petite Gallery said...

Barbara, Happy, Happy Anniversary to you both. May you have many more Happy and Healthy days ahead. You are beautiful today as you were that day. God Bless
Merry Christmas

bristowmom said...

Congratulations! You were a beautiful bride and your husband a handsome groom.

cyclopseven said...

Time and space cease to exist in love. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015. God bless you and all around you.

nikkipolani said...

Oh, Barbara, what a precious event to commemorate. Many congratulations to you and Alan. What treasures of memories you've collected. God bless you both!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Barbara and Alan. You are such an inspiration. Marriage is not always easy, but commitment to one another means so much more now that we are getting older. We celebrated our 45th Anniversary in November.
Merry Christmas from Canada.

Gracie Saylor said...

What a wonderful card, Barbara! I am so happy for you and Alan. Thanks for letting us celebrate with you :-) xx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and a belated Happy Anniversary! Jane