Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy 25th Anniversary to Hubby & Me!

Today, June 16, 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the day I married the man of my dreams.

Time flies when you're having fun!

I remember when my parents celebrated their 25th... they were 'old'! NOW here we are... NOT so old... at least in our minds.


Thanks, Sweetheart for 25 years of:


-Fun

-Laughter (I love your infectious laugh!)

-Tears
-2 amazing kids

-Living out our calling in pastoral ministry
-Adventure
-Commitment through the frustrating times and struggles
-The Making Up after those times
-Sharing your heart
-Leading our family
-Watching Little House on the Prairie with Brianna... and the tear that rolls down your cheek during those touching episodes
-Coaching Weston's soccer team faithfully for years (you were a great coach!)
-Loving my family as your own
-Being a husband of prayer
-Working hard
-A Love for learning
-Integrity
-Trust
-Honor
-For taking your off day
-Cherishing me
-Believing in me when I didn't believe in myself
-Always making time for just the two of us
-Putting our family number 2 after Jesus
-For Loving Jesus First.

... and I could go on and on.

I love you more today than yesterday but not as much as I will love you tomorrow.

Thanks for 25 incredible years. Looking forward to the ride of 25 more!

18 comments:

LAURIE said...

Wonderful! Happy 25th Anniversary to you guys. -blessings, Laurie

Netta said...

Happy Day!
It was so good to hang out with you guys a bit last week. You & Steve are encouragers and mean so much to us!

We love you!
Happy 25th!
hugs!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Mary Beth! Great pictures...beautiful words.

Scott and I have been married 23 years this year, so were not too far behind ya!

Really, God has been so good to all of us, hasn't He?

Thanks for continually letting your light shine.

Fondly,
Lisa Harper

redheadrev said...

Congratulations on 25 years! May God bless you with at least 25 more!

Anonymous said...

25 years -- Congratulations. Great pic -- never realized how much Weston looks like Steve -- WOW.
Peace ~~ Amy (oaks)

Anonymous said...

Steve & Mary,
Happy 25! I have fond memories of that day! Gary & I were privileged to be the hosts at the wedding/reception. I recall that your husband let my then "15 year old" son take your car and gas it up for your honeymoon trip. Your friendship throughout the years has been a blessing to my family!
All my love to you and yours! Marg

Karen said...

Mary Beth, I have to say you two were very cute!! That is a great picture!! Congrats on 25 years!! Hope you enjoy your day & hope you have something special planned!! Love you, Karen Hlavin

Anonymous said...

AAAWWW! So sweet!

Congrats and much love!

Reginna

Anonymous said...

Happy 25th Anniversary !!!!!!!! So very happy for the two of you!!!
Love you guys!!!!!!,

Linda and Larry

Mary Boyd said...

Hey guys,

Happy 25th Anniversary!!!

It’s amazing how fast time flies! David and I celebrate 28 this year. I too can remember when my parents celebrated their 25th and I too thought they were so old! But I don’t think we’re that old now! I guess it’s all a matter of perspective.

See you guys at General Council.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! You look more beautiful today than on your wedding day (if that's possible!). Thanks for encouraging us to keep on going! We're coming up on 22 years! ...I know what you mean about parents being old! Glad we're not that old!! :)


Jody

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Your wedding picture is beautiful!!!!!! Enjoy your day and your week alone…should be lots of time for romancing J

We celebrate 25 in December. We started a bit later than you guys though so we may fit that “older” feeling at 25 years but we try to keep moving forward.

Love you guys!!!!!!

Bette Sue and Bob

Anonymous said...

How old do you think we are now that we are approaching 52 years. We still think we are young, however when we take Brianna and Lindsey camping we do feel a little older trying to keep up with two exuberant teens. We just give in and let them run wild. You can straighten Brianna out when she gets home. (They really are good and lots of fun.)Happy anniversary to two very special children. We love you guys. The next 25 should be as good.

Mom and Dad
children. Mom

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary, Mary Beth. That was a beautiful tribute to your husband.

Anonymous said...

Plus, he gave you a pink nano ipod for your birthday!!!!! lol
Love you, Mom and Dad!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Marybeth,

Congratulations to you and Steve...I can't believe you had only been married for three years when I first met you! Have a wonderful day!

Angie

AnneMarie said...

Wow! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Hey, Hey!!!! I witnessed it!
Happy 25th Anniversary!!!! I'm proud of "ya'll"!!!
Looking forward to witnessing 25plus more!!! Maybe God thought that was a prayer written on your nice shiney shoes! Ha! That was a fun day!!! A Blessed Day!!!
We love ya'll!
David, Veronica and Family