Thursday, August 16, 2012

This Is Where My Story Begins

Today,
I have been
married for 
 32 years.
I was so young, 
 only 20.
Can I ask you
a question?
What was I thinking?
That's just it -
I wasn't thinking,
I was in love.


This is my wedding box.
Come along with me
and see what's inside.



Oh,
here's tickets to
my Senior Ball.
Yes, we go
way back.



A card that
I gave him
once.


We used to listen to
Rod Stewart
all the time,
and even saw him
in concert.



A golden key
to my heart.
Although, there
were times
when I slammed
the door
and locked it.
;~)



Here is a couple
pictures.
One of them
is the church
we used to go to
when we
were dating,
and the other
is the
Austin Healy Sprite
we used to
drive around in.
That car took us
everywhere.






I don't know
how our story
will end.




I started out
like this.



And I hope
to end up
like this.


~Sheri

42 comments:

oldthings said...

Awesome post! Beautiful memories! I wish you to become like your last photo, but you're too small ...
Live your life with full of love !
Olympia

Teresa said...

Sheri,

It won't end. That's not the kind of Love you Live. The kind of Love you Live knows no end.

I hope you keep on pilling the souvenirs and memories - both inside the wedding box and your hearts.

As for the cradle robber ;), today he's forgiven and I hug him for choosing such a wonderful heart to enjoy this wonderful trip with.

Happy Anniversary!

Teresa

Ashley said...

Congrats and I wish you many more years full of love and happiness!! Xo, Ashley

Kristie Franklin said...

Oh, how I can relate to you! Our lives run along the parallel lines. I was married at 18 and I'm happy to report I'm still married to the same man. Some people might think that we got married too young but the times were different 42 years ago...Yep, we've been married 42 years! I'd say that speaks for itself. :)

This is a very sweet and touching post! :)

Marie said...


Oh Sheri,

What a sweet story, thank you for sharing it with us. Happy anniversary!!

Blessings,

Marie

Mike said...

This was very special, and it reminds me of all the wonderful times we have enjoyed through the years. I am truly blessed to have such an angel for a wife. I like the last picture best.
Love, Mike

The Shop Around the Corner said...

No ending to any love story. It lives on in many different ways--and we actually choose the way it lingers, its fragrance, etc.--but it lives on!!

Since I know you love quotes as much as I do (friends know these things about each other), ;) here's one to prove what I just said.

"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love."~1 Corinthians 13:13 (And they say 13 is not a lucky number...HA!) :)

Your post made me smile all the way through. BEAUTIFUL!!! Thinking of you, especially during these special days for you, love. Blessings.
XOXO,
Marcia

Terra said...

Your love story and photo essay are sweet, especially that last photo of the old couple.

Puumuli said...

What a nice post - Happy anniversary! I have been married for 20 years and I still think where have the years gone... ;-)

Sari from Puumuli

Antee Gurung said...

Wat acute n romantic post...so touching n hearty

Btw do check out my me spots
Xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Sheri,

Happy 32nd wedding anniversary to you both! Had it marked down, this is a very special day and I wish you many more in good health together.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Bonnie said...

Hi Sheri, long time no talk! I love your post. Happy Anniversary to you and your love.

xo, Bonnie

It's me said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!...love your post.......we are almost married for 20 years.......love love love Ria...xxx..

Tulla and Catie said...

Hi Sheri, congratulations to your wedding day - I wish you all the best! This is a wonderful post!!! and - there is so much love in your post, I am sure that you will end like in your last picture :).
Barbara

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Congrats, that last picture is how we should all end up......beautiful! Hugs Suzy xx

Susie Swanson said...

Congrats to you both, what a beautiful tribute.. I hope that all of us live to be like the last picture too..:)

M. said...

Congratulations Sheri and Mike! Dan and I just celebrated our 31st. I think we did pretty good picking our guys. Have fun together today. Mona

andrea@townandprairie said...

Yay, those are the stories you live to tell...of true love! People making it work because of love.

TARYTERRE said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. May you have many more. That picture of the older couple hobbling down the street together, arm in arm is priceless. LOVED all the others too. ENJOY.It was a wonderful celebration of your life together.

Mimi said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SHERI!!!!!!
I was a Young bride too...onl6y 18....we got married 9 days after I graduated....we were young and dumb....sort of...hubby is 3 years older and a bit wiser then I back then....well still wiser!!!But we were in LOVE!!!!I think looking back to young to know what in love really is...but luckily GOD has Blessed us and we are More in Love now then ever!!!!
SAME AS YOU two I bet!!!
CONGRATS!!!!AND I love your box!!!
Treasures for sure!!
hugs 2 U,
jamie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a lovely post my dear one. Ruben and I had our 30th and though the road has been unevenly paved at times, in the end, you know you have done the right thing for the reality of love is HARD WORK. If we can all make it to that stage of life, we will have run the race meant for us to partake in. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Anita

Danelle said...

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Your commitment to one another is truly inspiring as I begin my own journey into marriage. Here's wishing you both many more happy years together. Love you! ~Nel

forgetmenot said...

Oh, Sherri, Congratulations!!! It sounds like a wonderful "love story". Staying in love is the hard part, but it looks like you are doing a great job of it. Here's to another 32 great years!!! Mickie :)

magie said...

A big congrats on your wedding anniversary! May you have many many more happy years together to come :)
PS: The wedding box is such a lovely idea.
Magie x

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Most romantic post. Great photos and so well presented Sheri. Congratulations.
I wish you another 32 years of wonderful happiness, and that you will still be holding hands.
God bless.
val

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful post, happy anniversary!!!! I love your memory box very sweet. We have been married 30 plus years also and got married on valentines day. Glad you found the man of your dreams. Hope you are doing something fun to celebrate, Laura

meine Dinge + Franka said...

Dear Sheri,
I hope you will have many happy years together!

♥ Franka

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Congratulations! I've just discovered your lovely blog, and am now following!
So nice to meet you!
Hugs,
Anne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear, dear Sheri!!

I just love to see you come and visit me my dear! Yes, summer is starting to show signs of fading off over here; my husband goes back to school next week for meetings and orientation, but MOI? NO!!!!! YIPEEEEE! I only go back for one meeting at the end of the month for new substitutes and once school starts, I can choose to work only 3 days a week and leave the rest of the week to work furiously on getting my art and writing POLISHED and ready to sell locally.

Thank you for your kind words on my post. You are such a kind friend and I just admire you. Enjoy your days, though my goodness, it is so HOT for many states this summer! I know, we had about a week straight of 100+ temps.

LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Connie said...

Hi Sheri, it is so true that "Staying in love is very special"

Your blog is delightful and I love the music. Normally when a blog has music, I hit the mute button. This is the stuff that I can listen to all day.

Thank you for your sweet visit and of course I will follow you, but in return please come back and follow me, too.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your daughters better, through blogging. Have a marvelous day, and keep a song in your heart.

Your newest follower, Connie :)

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Sheri,

So nice to meet you and visit your charming blog. Thank you for the nice comments you left on my blog and I am happy that you enjoyed your visit.
Your post is so lovely and romantic and your memory box very dear. May you have many, many more years of bliss.

Blessings,
Erin
P.S. Love your music!

Lila Moonlight said...

Happy anniversary : ) ( I am a bit late to say it, I didnt have fast internet connection from holiday )
Hope your next 32 and more years will be full of love-fun-affection too : )

romance-of-roses said...

Happy,Happy Anniversary and many more also, just like your last picture. I too hope we end up like this, although sometimes I already feel like that. Great post, love it. Have a wonderful day full of love and kisses from your special guy. Lu and Rick too.

Jann Olson said...

Congrats Sheri! Hubby and I just celebrated our 40th. I was only 19 Always said I would not marry until I was at least 23. But, as you know when it happens it happens. Wishing you and your hubby many many more wonderful anniversaries!
Hugs,
Jann

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary!
Best wishes for you and your family!

Barbara said...

Dear Sheri,

A bit late, but I know you'll forgive me. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY for you and your one and only.

Your post took me on a stroll on memory lane... 32 years for better for worse but never for granted.

Quote: FALLING IN LOVE IS EASY BUT STAYING IN LOVE IS VERY SPECIAL! Yes I agree totally.

Love,
B.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

A belated Happy Anniversary! What an accomplishment! Not easy so certainly deserves accolades. Hope it was a lovely day for you both and that you enjoy many more.
xoxo, Kirsten

lori carolina said...

Oh I love this, Happy Anniversary!!! I want to see pictures!!!:)
And that was more the normal thirty or so years ago, marrying right out of school:)
Love that last shot, so sweet.

lori carolina said...

ps Oh love Rod Stewart too!! lol

bois-fleurie said...

lovely blog to read.Its good to hear stories like yours.

Kerri said...

Sorry I am so late for your anniversary! Hope you had a wonderful day. I have been so busy lately havent had much time for blogging. I love that sparkly key!!! I am writing to you from my dog blog. We are heading into the fall which usually starts off my holiday season of painting. I love the fall :)

Have a blessed week!

xoxo
Kerri

Bettina said...

Delayed congrats! You married on my 4th birthday. :)

/Bettina