Happy 55th Anniversary

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

My most favorite photo of Dan!

Today is our 55th Wedding Anniversary. On July 26, 1963 we said “I Do” and we would say it again today. I am thankful to the Lord for our Salvation #1, but also for His gift of Dan to me #2.

In honor of our anniversary, here are some of the photos I have caught of Dan as we have been out an about. My most recent one was taken July 16th this year. We were at the beach and he was busy taking a photo of something.

Dan at Atlantic Ocean

The photos leading up to the Galah and Dan

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) trying to off juice.

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) trying to offer juice.

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) Hopping on the camera

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) Hopping on the camera

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

This is Birdwatching really close

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

Boat-billed Heron over Dan’s Shoulder by Lee at LPZ

Dan photographing one of the Peacocks

Dan at Magnolia Plantation

Retired Gunners Mate Dan at Patriots Point

Dan at work

Dan and a Radjah Duck Brevard Zoo

Dan and a Radjah Duck Brevard Zoo

Galah and Dan Brevard Zoo by Lee

Galah and Dan Brevard Zoo by Lee

Dan at Work at Jacksonville Zoo

Dan at Work at Jacksonville Zoo

Dan

Dan and Black Skimmers

Dan and Black Skimmers

20090918 Circle B Dan at Work

Penguins being photographed by Dan

Dan searching for something to photo

Dan searching for something to photograph

Dan feeding a Black Swan at Lake Morton

Dan feeding a Black Swan at Lake Morton

Caught Dan on the Boardwalk trying to find a bird

Caught Dan on the Boardwalk trying to find a bird

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24 KJV)

Sunday Inspiration – “Love” Birds

Black-cheeked Lovebird (Agapornis nigrigenis) ©WikiC

Black-cheeked Lovebird (Agapornis nigrigenis) ©WikiC

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,(Galatians 5:22 KJV)But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, (Ephesians 2:4 KJV)

Dan and I have just returned from three days at an Art of Marriage Retreat at Daytona Beach. Along with almost 20 couples, we were encouraged and given suggestions on ways to improve our marriages. Marriage is under great attack by society, but as Christians, it is very important and much help is given in God’s Word.

We had a great time, other than a fire alarm at 3:30 am. We all had to leave our rooms and depart the resort. Praise the Lord, it was a false alarm. Our first morning found us on the beach enjoying the sunrise and having devotions together. Because of this emphasis, the “love” birds came to mind. Hope you don’t mind. Also, some photos from the retreat are included. Yes, after 51 years together, room for more improvements were taken to heart.

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (Ephesians 5:25 KJV)

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. (Ephesians 5:33 KJV)

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“Oh The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” Special by Christina

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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)

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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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