it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Sunday, August 16, 2009

life...

today is the fifteenth anniversary of my darling husband's
near death accident...we are celebrating 38 years of life plus
15 bonus ones...we find ourselves so grateful.

life is a precious gift and we don't want to take any of our time together for grated.


...we still have dreams.

28 comments:

Lola said...

Oh Marmee, I'm so glad you 2 have gotten the bonus yrs. What a lovely pic of you both. One can see the love, respect, honor, contentment, commitment & true happiness on your faces. May you have many, many more.

Susie said...

Marmee sounds like an anniversary that needs a very big celebration. I'm so glad that the good Lord above provided you with many more years. Your hubbie is a living testament that we should all live each and every day as if it were our last.
I hope you guys celebrate "big time".

marmee said...

lola,

i too am glad we have had so many bonus years...abbey was born in the bonus years...such a healing blessing.
thank you for your kind, kind words.
here's to many more years to us and to you.

marmee said...

susie,
we had a wonderful day just being together...celebrating life simply.
we have a very loving Father that is always keeping watch over us.

the inadvertent farmer said...

Congrats...bonus years are simply the best, and the most treasured! Kim

marmee said...

kim...well said. thank you!

Q said...

It is in gratitude we face each day....Thank goodness you and your darling have had these years to raise your family and be together. My husband and I celebrate our
37th anniversary next week. I love growing old with him.
Sherry

Darla said...

How about I buy the champange? Right after I get the kleenex BOX!!!

Shady Gardener said...

We never know the treasures we have been given until they're nearly taken away. God bless the two of you and many congratulations. :-) I found you by visiting A Corner Garden.

marmee said...

sherry,
i too am enjoying these years after such busy years raising children...we are still doing it but with fewer. it has been the biggest blessing having my dh help me raise our children...i am indeed so full of gratitude.
happy anniversary in advance for your many years together.
it is so great having someone that knows you so well to grow old with.

marmee said...

darla...you are too funny...champange sounds good.

marmee said...

shady gardener...we truly understand that everyday is important and each moment is to be treasured.
i am delighted you found "things i love" you are welcomed here anytime.

Anonymous said...

I could never put into words what the two of you taught us about faith, unconditional love and hope. I'll never forget the visits in the hospital. I came to bring faith and hope but I found that you all had much more than I could imagine! I came to bring a Word and left with one from you! Even in your most trying times, you encouraged me and supported me, inspite of your own mountains, you told me to climb mine. You will always be a gift of inspiration to our entire family! To God be the glory great things He has done! Love you no matter what! J & D

Faith said...

Dreams?

Oh yes! We have big dreams and hopes! An eternity of love, life and joy together with our Father!

Congratulations on your beautiful time together. :)

~Faith

ShySongbird said...

Very many congratulations to you and your husband Marmee. I hope you enjoy many more very happy years together.

Gail said...

Marmee, How wonderful. Every visit here I feel how deeply you celebrate your life, your family and all the wonders of our beautiful world...thank you, gail

John said...

Marmee,

Congrats to you both. It is well deerved.

My motto in life has always been 'Live life to the full and cherish every day, take the good days with the bad and treat them the same'

Respect to you both.

John

Cheryl said...

Dear Marmee....may God bless you both with many more years together and may all your dreams come true.

Mr P had cancer many years ago....he fought and won the battle....I am grateful for the extra years we have been given......

marmee said...

j&d,

i am humbled by your words...all i know is that God is good and He loves us without measure. none of it couldv'e been done without His constant grace/mercy/love/healing/goodness etc...
we needed each and everyone of you that encouraged us during that time in our lives. not a day goes by that i don't thank God for all He has done.

marmee said...

faith...thank you how glorious each day we are given to enjoy and be together.

marmee said...

ssb,
my dh always says he wants at least 50 more every year. we are more in love today than ever...

marmee said...

gail...life deserves to be celebrated...it is such a brief time we have to be together. thanks for joining in on the ride.

marmee said...

john, thanks for coming by and seeing "things i love."
life is a precious gift to be treasured.

marmee said...

dear cheryl...we are indeed of kindred hearts...so many parallels.
i am so delighted you and mr. p have been given the extra years together.
me and dh thank God everyday for our years together.
our dreams just keep coming true.

Lisa said...

Wonderful picture! Happy Anniversary!!
May there be many,many more.

Lisa Q

marmee said...

lisa,

that's what we are believing for many, many years together to come.
thank you.

Dirt Princess said...

This is just beyond words.......wonderful.....

marmee said...

dp,

thank you from the bottom of my heart.