Today, Dan and I are celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary or our Golden Anniversary. It is hard to believe that is was 50 years ago that we began our journey through life together. On July 26, 1963 we said our “I do”s and now here we are on July 26, 2013 enjoying this day together. Praise the Lord for His grace and guidance over the years.
Our pastor asked Dan yesterday how it feels to be married fifty years? Dan told him, “My grandfather told me while going through the reception line at our wedding, ‘Son, your first 50 years will be the hardest. The rest is easy’.”
We were both Christians when we got married and have tried to keep the Lord at the head over the years. He has blessed us beyond measure even though at times He slipped from the Number One position because of our attitudes. If you were to ask how do you stay married and in love for these many years, then the Lord is the answer.
On our 25th Anniversary, my sister sent a poem to us, that I would like to share:
Marriage Takes 3
took just two to make a
go but now I am convinced
it takes the Lord also. And
not one marriage fails where
Christ is asked to enter as
lovers come together with Jesus
at the center. But marriage seldom thrives
and homes are incomplete till He
is welcomed there to help avoid
defeat. In homes where God
is first it’s obvious to see
those unions really work
For marriage still
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:4-6 KJV)
We have always had many common interest. Number one, our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our current other interest is our birdwatching activities which readers of this blog are familiar with. Dan is the photographer, who takes the good pictures, and I attempt to write about our adventures.
Praise the Lord for 50 years with my two best friends, the Lord and Dan.
Congratulations! I hope Ninja and I get there one day too :)
You will. How many more years to go?
Haha, quite a few! We’ve only been wed for 5 years next month… :)
It takes 5 to make 10, 10 to make 25, and … you get the idea. :)
Belated golden anniversary wishes, Dan and Lee! You truly are a blessing. Thank you for your testimony and example.
Thank you, Lori. The Lord has been been very gracious and loving to us over these years, that do not seem to be 50 years. Where did they go?
THANK YOU LORD
FOR THIS WONDERFUL
PAIR OF LOVE BIRDS
WHO LOVE BIRDS..
THANK YOU FOR HAVING KEPT THEM
AS A BLESSING TO THOUSANDS..
SHOWER THY BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS
INTO EVERY AREA OF THEIR LIVES
AND USE THEM MORE
IN THE DAYS TO COME,
IN JESUS NAME
WISH YOU BOTH A WONDERFUL
AND A BLESSED YEAR AHEAD..
Thanks, A J and family, for your blessing, kind words and prayers.
Congratulations! God bless you! It’s not too often that we hear of Golden wedding anniversaries. May your example be an inspiration to many.
Thank you, Myra. The Lord has been the Key to reaching that many years.
Congratulations! Happy Golden Anniversary!!
Blessings on you for the first fifty! The next fifty years should be easy!!!!!
What, 50 more? Do you realize how old I would be? :)
Well done on the 50 years and may there be many more filled with love and grace!
Congrats! We love you!
Thank you! The feeling is mutual for you and pastor.