Sunday, August 19, 2007

31st Anniversary

This week we celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary! It sounds like a long time, yet it feels like only days have passed. When I tell folks that we have been married for 31 years they always comment on how unusual that is these days and congratulate us. This is the photo that I carry in my wallet, what a beautiful bride! Oh, and by the way, I got a haircut for the wedding the day before.

We have been through so much in these last few years with our kids, and it seems like another lifetime when I try to recall when they were babies. The other day we were driving home from the grocery store with our granddaughter in the back seat and the local oldies radio station had a song on that I remember listening to when our birth children were little. Here we are 31 years latter listening to the same music, still together, still in love, and still with a little child in the back seat. I told my wife that I felt ageless.

Ageless... that is how I can sum up our relationship. We have weathered 31 years of life together, ups and downs, good and bad, but we have always been there for each other! When I first saw my future bride it was at church, I said to my self "I really need to meet her". It was on our third date that I asked her to marry me, of course she said yes. When we decided to get married we were only 19, but I said that I only want to get married once in my life and she was the one. On our wedding day we had only known each other for six months.

...Who said love at first sight couldn't last?

God said, "It's not good for the Man to be alone; I'll make him a helper, a companion." (Genesis 2:18)

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)


Maggie said...

Congratulations!! Wow three days and then you proposed - that must be some kind of record!! I wish you God's grace and richest blessings on you for the next 31 years together Lord wiling.


coloradomama said...

Kevin, I loved what you said about being "ageless." Like you, Sean and I are members of the "vanishing breed club" (part of the "me" generation and married over 30 years. We also were married after only 6 months of our first date. Like you and Diane, we have had our rough spots and ups and downs, but mostly, we've been blessed. However, lately when I hear our "vintage" songs on the radio, I have had a twinge of sadness, thinking "where has the time gone? When did I become middle-aged?" From now on, I will instead think "We are AGELESS!!" Like James Taylor sings, "The Secret O' Life is enjoying the passage of time..." You are truly blessed Kevin. Congratulations. CHOINK!

Hippie Christian said...

Thanks guys! Blessings to you too!

Hey Laura, no sneeking in and out of the state, let us know next time you visit Cali.

journey of the discontent said...

hey bro. congrats a month ago. I was thinking about you today and thought I'd check out what's going on in your world all the way out west. Hope things are good for you. I like your story about how you asked your wife to marry you. It makes me feel happy. Let me know if you're ever on my side of the planet and we'll have to hook up for some coffee.

journey of the discontent said...

Hey. And I just noticed you had me on your "Blogs of Interest". I'm honored.