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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

No, it's not my birthday.

Wish it were and I was counting birthdays, but no, I'm counting the real challenge of life -- marriage. Yes, indeedy, DH and I are truly celebrating 42 years of bliss. Well, maybe 2 years of bliss and 40 years of love, devotion, comfort, security, being best friends, each other's support system, taking turns being the wise parent, and each other confidant.

I am very thankful to God for giving me the commonsense to choose the man I did, the wisdom to grow and learn from our mistakes and experiences through the years, the flexibility to not always have to get my way, the patience....oh yes, lots of patience.

I'm feelng very pleased with myself for where I am in life and who I am with in this journey. The God-given gift of our children and grandbabes cannot be surpassed. I can't imagine life without them.

I love anniversary celebrations. It is wonderful to try to look at your world through the eyes of youth. On our wedding day, I doubt if we actually imagined being married for 42 years. It seemed so far off, and yet, here we are. I feel like the same person, the same voice within is me. Okay, yes, the body may be a bit different.

Once again, this week, I am realizing it is all about choices. Some good, some bad. The good ones, like living each day of your life with the person you chose and making it work, give you great benefits and satisfaction. We live with the consequences of the bad ones, too. I am at choice every day. It is more important than ever that I take real care of myself and make good choices. What I eat, what I do, what I say, who I choose as friends, how I spend my time, how I show love for my family, what I create, how I love God and mankind, these are what are important and what make me the woman I have been and have become.

I did good! I pray that God allows me time to make more choices and live each day to His honor.

If I had it to do all over again, I would, bumps and all.
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    Carol, how beautiful!!! You certainly did "do good!" I read your blog with a smile and pure happiness for you. Your choices are certainly something to be proud of. Here's to many, many more happy years!! emoticon
    1592 days ago
    This is so beautiful that it has given me tears of joy for you. God has truly blessed you, and you have not squandered those blessings. I pray that He will continue to bless you and your DH with health, happiness, and many, many, many more years to come.
    1592 days ago
    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both.
    1598 days ago
  • LGAR519
    Happy Anniversary, Carol! May you have many more!
    1607 days ago
    emoticon Your marriage sounds great. It takes two to make it work.
    1607 days ago
    It is a good feeling, I'm sure. Hubby and I made 15 this past May. Great blog and congrats!
    2330 days ago
    Awesome! I can bare like testimony with my husband, family, and our God. Isn't it grand?!!!

    Blessings to you,
    3052 days ago
  • MOM1014
    Wonderful blog Carol. Congratulations on a successful 42.
    3057 days ago
  • CANDY-
    Congrats on 42 years!!! You have 12 yrs on me and I hope we will be around long enough to be as happy as you two at 42 yrs.

    Bless you both,

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    3057 days ago
    Carol... emoticon emoticon for your wedding anniversary! And may the Lord bless you both with many more happy years together.
    3059 days ago
    Congrats on making it 42 years,that is so awesome!I pray my husband and I have that many years together.I wish you many,many more years together in the future.
    Be Blessed,Stephanie
    3059 days ago
    Carol, Congratulations on your 42 years of love and commitment. May you and your DH have many more
    Love Kerrie
    3059 days ago
    Carol, I hope you and your husband had a wonderful anniversary...I understand exactly what you are talking about ..with that many years together, you have been through a lot..and the reason I know that is because we will be married 48 yrs. as of July 1 of this year.. I want to congratulate you both on arriving at this stage of your marriage...and I wish you many more years together.. May God bless you both !!!

    Hugs and Prayers,
    3059 days ago
    Congrats to you both! I'm wishing you all the best in all the future years to come.

    3059 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Congratulations you are 2 years ahead of me and I feel blessed. Happy Anniversary emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3059 days ago
    What an accomplishment. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3059 days ago
    Congrats, Carol! In today's world, it is really an accomplishmen to make it together and for so many years. I pray you have many more years together and more memories to cherish!
    3059 days ago
    Happy Anniversary Carol

    42 yeas together is an accomplishment in this day and age.

    Your children, grandchildren and friends I'm sure are all proud of that accomplishment.

    I hope you have at least 42 more years together.
    I'm sure you and your DH feel the same.

    Happy Anniversary again.

    3059 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/3/2009 7:21:28 PM
    Not only are you creative, Carol, but you are very loving and very wise! Congratulations on 42 years together; may you have many more. It sounds like both of you made good choices.

    Happy Anniversary to you both!

    3059 days ago
    God bless you and your dear husband..... What a testimaony to what God can do.
    3059 days ago
  • ARLENE70
    Grat blog, great wisdom of what life is and what we as human beings are all about. Continue living your life and marriage with those attiributes and virtues. Congratulations, may you both enjoy many more years together!!
    Hugs, Arlene
    3059 days ago
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