Wednesday, October 24, 2012

OCT 24th Heartfelt Update







This last Monday my Sweetie and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. 35 years! That translates to over half my life. We looked at each other, and just couldn't believe it. 

In our hearts, we are still those two young lovers holding hands as they walked around the flea market. We stopped at a booth, and Jim bought me a stuffed animal. It was two puppy dogs, their paws held together with velcro. As we left, the vendor saw WE were holding hands, smiled and said: "Puppy love!"




My sister Karen,   in addition to being a writer, is a talented musician. For our wedding, she wrote and sang a song for us. It was a promise from God, and the main line said: "This gift give I to you, to love one another." It went on to promise that even through floods of trouble, our love would never be washed away.

Well, if you think you can make it for 35 years without going through troubles, you haven't been married long! :-)  But, we made it. Neither of us is perfect... far from it. Yet that promise has held, and I think I am finally learning what love really is.

Love is to give without expectancy of return. To love for loves sake alone. A return is just icing on the cake, but it's not the motive for the giving. Love is. Do I DO that all the time?? Nope... but I'm learning.

I'm thankful for that promise all those years ago... that Gift of Love. 

Oh... and I still have that stuffed animal!
Edited to add: I dusted off the puppies and added their Portrait at the beginning of this post. :-D



Cry of My Heart, by Terry Butler




Enjoy the Journey,

Loretta

Day 1158

11 comments:

M Pax said...

Happy Anniversary! That's awesome. You're right, there are plenty of troubles, but it's a wonderful ride if you hang on.

Katrin said...

Happy Anniversary! 35 years is amazing.

Deb Willbefree said...

:) Happy for you. God is good.

Deb

Rettakat said...

Thank you Mary, Katrin and Deb. I appreciate your nice words. :-)

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Glad to 'hear' from you again. What a wonderful celebration- 35 years! That is truly happy and amazing news that is certainly worth sharing!!!

Jules said...

happy anniversary!

Rettakat said...

Thanks Jules and Yellow Rose Jasmine. The time sure flew by!

Carla Birnberg said...

you, my friend, are my role model.

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary Loretta! 35 years. Indeed, anyone married over 1 year will start hitting some rough patches...over 7 it's a guarantee, (unless one of you is a robot)....Here's to many years more..

The Brown Recluse said...

Happy Anniversary, Loretta! 35 years is really an accomplishment, especially in today's easy-way-out world. Here's hoping you have many more happy, healthy, wonderful years!

Rettakat said...

Thank you Carla, Christine and M... I appreciate your words!

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