Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy 47th anniversary to my husband....Edward

This Father's Day, June 19th, 1960......there were two....


2007
Then there fourteen............................Amy's family......................................
Melinda's family..........................................
On Sunday, June 19th, 1960, Edward and I were married and began life together. He was a school teacher and I was a nineteen year old bride with much to learn about many things.....cooking, housekeeping, farming.......and as the years past being a mother to two daughters, Melinda and Amy.....

We've had years filled with good times and sad times as well. I can't say we've never had a cross word, as I've heard some people say....but we have always worked it out. We agreed whoever left had to take the children and the bills, neither of us were that brave....Edward told me in the beginning if I went home to Mama, he wasn't coming to get me.....I believed him.

We've tried to honor the Lord with our lives and have a home where love is felt...Edward has been in the ministry for twenty-two years and the rewards are beyond measure.....The good Lord certainly has blessed us abundantly...........

We have eight grandchildren that we love dearly...We are so blessed with a family that puts each other first........As Martha Stewart would say, "to love and be loved by a good man....it's a good thing"...........

29 comments:

Kelli said...

Happy Anniversary, to you and Edward! Such wonderful photos!
Kelli

Linda said...

Dear Betty
Congratulations to you and your dear husband! Isn't it a blessing to be sharing all those years with the good man the Lord gave you!

I gasped when I saw your wedding picture--your gown is almost identical to mine. And the ballet length gown is rarely seen. We were married about 6 months before you: Dec 19, 1959.

A long and good marriage is a treasure, indeed.

Blessings on you all.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Friend Betty and Edward.....

What a beautiful posting I find this morning. Many congratulations to you both, may this special day be filled with love and happiness and fond memories of your 47 years together.

How lovely to see you and Edward on your wedding day Betty, you look such a pretty bride with your handsome groom. I love your dress. What a coincident, I married first in 1961 and my wedding gown was ballerina length too.

My wish for you is that the years ahead be enriched with good health and much happiness for you both.

‘Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away’

Big hugs & blessings to you both - Marion & John

BethsBountifulblessing said...

Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple. I hope you are both blessed with many more happy years together!

Love,
Beth

picketfencemom said...

Happy Anniversary to the best mama and daddy in the whole world! We love you both so much and appreciate all you do! It's such a blessing to have parents who have loved each other and stayed together for 47 years! What a heritage! And what a wonderful example of what a godly marriage should look like! Thank you!
I love you both!
Love,
Amy

Barbara said...

It was so special to see all those photos of you and your family. Congratulations on your anniversary. Wish i had checked before posting to you then I couldhave sent you a card.

dot said...

Happy Anniversary Betty and Edward! I love the pictures, especially the one on your wedding day.

Sue said...

What a lovely family you have. Happy Anniversary!

Ruth said...

Happy 47th anniversary! WOW!! You have a beautiful family. I love your wedding dress! I hope your day is very special.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

WOW!! 47 years!! We are a little behind you with 43 years!! You wrote a great blog!! I like what Martha Stewart says because it is really the truth. I have one of those good men too!! We are so fortunate you and I!!
Thanks for stopping by and giving me your sweet words about my friend Betty. She is being moved to Hospice today. I am going in later today to see how she is doing. I am going to have to back off some because I am seeing it is wearing me out. Guess I have to watch myself too...Sandy

Adrienne said...

Yes, it is a good thing! Congratulations on 47 years together. You are a beautiful couple and so blessed by God. When we got married my mother-in-law told me if my sweetheart didn't treat me right she I would be welcome in her home and she would give him "what-for". He always knew my mother would welcome him if I made life miserable for him. But it was really a little joke because we knew that God was the center of our marriage and that we could work through things together when the going got rough. (We just celebrated 35 years.)

Susie said...

Happy 47th anniversary to you and your husband. A long and happy marriage is a gift from God..
xo

Rhoda said...

Dear Betty, what a wonderful post in honor of your anniversary! I could only dream about making it to 47 years. What a beautiful wedding pic of a very handsome couple (then & now). What a tribute to the Lord for keeping your marriage & family all these years. My parents have been married 53 years & it's such a wonderful heritage to have.

Hugs,
Rhoda

Lallee said...

Happy anniversary, Betty! I just loved seeing your wedding picture. You were a beautiful bride, and you still are.

Trella said...

Happy Anniversary!! I loved seeing all the pictures. You have a beautiful family and are very blessed.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Happy anniversary!

I do LOVE that wedding dress. :)

Myrna said...

Happy Anniversary!

You were a beautiful bride--Love the dress. It is so feminine-looking!

PEA said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Edward! I so loved seeing all the pictures...you made such a lovely bride:-) Wishing you many, many, more years together!! xoxo

Sandra said...

Happy Anniversary to you :) I just loved this post, thank you for sharing your photos with us :)

Hugs,
♥Sandra

Naturegirl said...

Betty wishing you and your husband a ~Happy Anniversary!~ hugs NG

tica said...

What a wonderful example of love and commitment! Best wishes to you and your husband!
Thanks for sharing your wedding photo, you look ever as pretty!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. I am so happy for you and your husband. God is so good. May you have many many more years as husband and wife. Thank you God for giving us good husbands and husbands good wives. connie from Texas

Rose Mary said...

Happy 'late' Anniversary to you and Edward! What a lovely family you have!

Diane @ Candid Reflections said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Edward!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures. I have my mother's wedding dress and it was a ballerina length as well. Mom & Dad were married in 1954. What a blessing to have so many years together and centered on the Lord. Blessings, Diane

cityfarmer said...

...and Susan Branch says..."it takes a pretty good man to take the place of no man at all"...


Love is in the air...

Lyndy said...

Congratulations to you and your dear husband! You were certainly a beautiful bride. I just loved your dress. Thanks for sharing all the pictures, they are just lovely and what a sweet family you have. I know you must be very proud of all of them.

Big Hugs, Lyndy

Betty said...

Linda, I went to your profile page but couldn't get to your blog....Thank you for visiting and commenting on our 47th wedding anniversary......Please come back again....Betty

Sharon said...

I'm a bit late as I'm trying to catch up on reading blogs, but I wanted to congratulate you and Edward and to say how nice it is to see couples that have stayed true to their commitments to one another. It is simply impossible without God being in the midst.

May God bless you both and give you many more happy years to come!

weirdbunny said...

You look stunning, what an amazing dress !!!!!

Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!