Tuesday, December 23, 2008

21 years and counting

Today John and I celebrate 21 years of marriage! Honestly, I can't believe it has been this long! It seems like just a few years ago we were walking hand in hand down the halls of Jacksonville High.
(photo above taken May of 1987)

Here we are today....both daughters in college....empty-nesters! Celebrating 21 years of a marriage that most people didn't think would ever last!

John & I have gotten even closer since the girls have moved out. I think we lean on each other more now that it is just the two of us. Is it possible to fall deeper in love with someone after so many years? Because I feel I have fallen more in love with him over the last few months!

I'm looking forward to a romantic dinner by candlelight tonight at Bene Vita....a few glasses of wine and conversation with my love.




32 comments:

Mrs de Miranda said...

Good looking couple now and then!!! Happy Anniversary!! I love that you love him more now than ever! That is so cute!! I only hope Sidnei and I can do the same thing!

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary!

angi_b72 said...

Happy Anniversary!! Sounds like a wonderful night!

April said...

Wow! 21 years of marriage...how great is that??? Congratulations on your anniversary! The picture of you and your hubby is so adorable! Sounds like you two are deeply and madly in love. Here's to many more years of wedded bliss!

natalie said...

Your date sounds like it will be very nice :)

Love you guys!

Betty said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your evening together!

Melody said...

Happy Anniversary! May you be even more in love in the next 21!

Megryansmom said...

Happy Anniversary!

Becky said...

You are a great inspiration to me Betty~ Let's hope Mike and I can make it to that point where we have that opportunity to fall deeper in love...life seems so gritty now:)
You are John are so sweet and it is written all over your posts how much you love that man. How lucky you both are...

heathersister said...

I swear, you are just the sweeties thing ever.

Happy Anniversary and many happy more. You are very blessed.

Heather said...

Have a wonderful evening! You truly are an inspiration to all of us who are embroiled in the day-to-day survival of life with little kids and jobs and bills and no sleep.

Thanks for giving us a glimpse of what our lives can be if we can just stick it out right now.

John is one lucky man.

Ashley said...

Awww... so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad from Colombia!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

So happy for you. Enjoy your night out. Happy Anniversary.

Joy

We love because He first loved us.
I John 4:19

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Of course today is magical! Happy Anniversary! And Merry Christmas too!
Carrie

Alexis said...

Wow congrats that is a wonderful life of happiness!

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. I haven't really tasted the cookies yet, but the gals at work say they're yummy!

Young Momma said...

That's incredible!!! I love hearing stories like this! You two were so cute! (I was like a little over one when that pic was taken, lol!!!) Happy Anniversary and wishes for at least 21 more! ~hugs~

You really do add extra hope to me! We got those comments before too. "Your too young" "It cant work" etc etc etc.

Now look at you! Two beautiful daughters and a wonderful marriage!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Wow! 21 years! Happy Anniversary!

You are truly lucky in your marriage. You are blessed. You are an inspiration.

Julie said...

Yeah, happy anniversary! Enjoy

Aubrey said...

Happy Anniversary!

How incredible are you two! I know what you mean about falling more in love! 16 years and counting for me!

Have a lovely evening with your honey!

Susie said...

Happy Anniversary!! You guys are cute then and now:-)

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy Anniversary! I saw on another blog that this day was magical since it was your anniversary and I came over to say hi! I hope your day was very special. You look SO young I can NOT believe you have been married for 21 years. That is crazy!

sticky said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

Such a sweet post...

Happy Holidays

Rachael said...

Happy Anniversary! I love hearing about people's anniveraries because it makes me think of my future - I've only been with hubby for 10 years and married for 5, but I can't wait to get up to 21!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Happy Anniversary!

beth said...

Isn't it wonderful to have someone to "lean on"? Have a happy day!

Lori said...

Stopping by from SITS!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! :)
♥♥

Rene said...

Happy Anniversary!! Almost 24 years here ourselves -- again, against the bets of most around us!! I love proving folks wrong...don't you?

lessofme2love1976 said...

Congratulations! And Happy Anniversary!

heathersister said...

Merry Christmas Betty. May you and your family enjoy the day and have a Blessed New Year.

Angel said...

Congradulations! I can't believe 1987 was 21 years ago! How did that happen? LOL I only have a few years left and I will be facing an empty nest, too, and it is good to hear that it won't be all sad, and much love and reconnecting will flourish when we have that time together, too. I'm so happy for you. :-)

Pamela said...

Betty,

Conratualtions on your anniversary! Sorry for the belated wishes! I hope you have many happy memories to look back on and many, many more to make! :)

MarciaBrady said...

How sweet! I think that's soooo awesome that you are more in love now than ever!! I that's how it's supposed to be, right? The longer you're together, the closer you get. That's what I think anyway!

I love reading your blog! It's so sweet and I hope I can have what you have. You are truly blessed to have such a great relationship & family!

Merry Christmas!!