Thirty years ago today I married this man for time and all eternity…
I was only 21 years old. My mother called him the “stabilizing influence in my life.” She was right.
This is the man who didn’t flinch when he came home a few weeks before Christmas one year and found big splashes of red paint on our living room wall. “Oh, by the way honey, I’d like to repaint the living room – now.” He just smiled and started painting.
This is the man who when a few weeks ago I showed him a picture of a table I wanted him to build for a party this weekend just smiled and went out and bought the wood.
This is the man who, 20 years ago when I told him I was going to start a business selling scrapbooks just smiled and then loaded boxes into my car and took care of the children in the evening so I could go out and teach classes.
This is the man who loves me no matter how crazy or out of control I get, no matter what I ask him to do, who supports me no matter what new venture or scheme I come up with, who just smiles and gets to work. He loves me and I love him.
The past 30 years have had their ups and downs. There have been twists and turns we didn’t expect and adventures we didn’t plan on. But through the good times (there have been lots) and the bad times (there have been our share) I am grateful for that “stabilizing influence” in my life. For a man who has kept me upright and moving in the right direction. For a man who loves me and a man who loves his children. My children couldn’t ask for a better father.
Here is to another 30 years! May it be just as much of an adventure as the last 30 years!
photos by MeganElle Photography
PS – Because you have asked here is what we looked like 30 years ago. Remember it was the early 80’s. Please be nice!
Our engagement picture.
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