Our 50th Anniversary Today

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

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

I once

thought marriage 

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

takes three.

(Perry Tanksley)


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.

Lee - Taken by Dan

Lee – Taken 6/27/13

Praise the Lord for 50 years with my two best friends, the Lord and Dan.


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