Tuesday, April 12, 2011

25 Years Ago Today....

We said I Do
 If you haven't read our story and you'd like to,
you can find it here. I wrote it last year on our anniversary. 
 We had a rough start, but God has blessed us beyond 
anything we could have imagined.
I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband,
he's put up with me a long time :-)
 I'll love you
"Always and Forever" dear Russ
Love,
Marcia

52 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I remember that story...Congratulations to you both..you are still a very beautiful couple! (I saw that Jordan was awarded the Purple Heart today..awesome.) :D

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Your dress is beautiful!! I love your wedding story too....such a blessed life.

Keri On said...

Happy Anniversary!

mommyx12 said...

I am absolutely in awe at your story. I love it and I thank you for sharing it. Happy anniversary Marcia and many more to come.

sylvia said...

hi.
Happy Anniversary.
lovely..
hug from sylvia

Cathrines Kreative Hjørne said...

Happy Anniversary, Marcia, I hope you had a lovely celebration! Your story last year was wonderful and it shows that your love is stronger than anything else! :-)

I'm happy to see that Jordan is keeping up and having a good recovery! He is a brave one! And how great that he received the Purple Heart yesterday!

Hugs,
Cathrine :-)

It's me said...

Congratulations !!! darling......have a nice day....love is in the air......xxx...xxx...xxx.

Helene said...

Congratulations! We have ours today, 13.april:-)

Thelma Louise said...

Congratulations.:-)) Nice pictures...:-)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy anniversary! I remember reading your story last year. Beautiful! And I am sure your husband would say that he is a very lucky man! Believe you me, I tell that to my husband all the time. We are in the midst of a dust storm. Schools are officially closed. At times like this, I ask myself why am I in this country? I am used to flooding in New Orleans, but dust is so oppressive. Ugh! Sending all good wishes yoru way, Tammy

Melanie said...

Happy Anniversary!
I remember reading your story last year, but I had to go back and read it again.
What a powerful testimony.
I hope you and your husband have a wonderful day and many more happy years together. ♥

retrorevival.biz said...

Happy anniversary. I just read your story and am touched. 25 years later ~ you were obviously meant to be. Blessings for many more wonderful years together:)

~Cindy

Becky K. said...

Happy Anniversary Marcia and Russ! It is so good to see that what God put together has stuck! You two are such a great example of the difference God makes in the lives of those who know Him.

Peter said...

Wow, blown away by your story! The strongest steel is tempered by fire .. a happy anniversary and may you have many more.

BECKY said...

Ha!! That's what I always say about my hubby! We're seven years further along than you, and so blessed! I love how when you tough out the hard things, the blessings flow! God honors the commitment we make to Him and each other! So cool!
Have a happy happy anniversary!!
Love n hugs,
Becky

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!! What an awesome blessing and testimony to so many.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Happy Anniversary! God is good, isn't He?

Have a wonderful celebration!

Deanna

Niki said...

Congratulations! I did read your moving love story. Praying your honesty and courage in sharing your story and your testimony of God's awesome power and love in saving your husband, has encouraged many people to seek Him.

May your day be blessed,
Niki

Christine said...

Wishing you both 25 more blessed years together!
God has been so good and faithful - your marriage is a living testimony of His grace!
Hugs
Christine

Sunny Simple Life said...

Awww how sweet. We are right behing you at going on 22 years this summer. Boy doesn't it go fast?

Deb White said...

Happy Anniversary!
Thanks for sharing your testimony of how you both overcame through Christ. What an incredible story.
Blessings to you both on this very special day!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a beautiful couple you two are! Have a great day. Blessings.

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Congratulations, Happy Anniversary and hope you have many many more!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby, Marcia! You two make such a lovely couple! :)
xoxo,
Jo

Anne said...

congratulations!!! may God bless your marriage the next 25 yrs (and so on and so on...) ;-)

Sue said...

Happy anniversary! You guys deserve the very best.

=)

michelle said...

Happy Anniversary Marcia! Thank you so much for adding that link, your story is truly amazing and filled with so much love and life. You share an incredible bond and I am so happy for the both of you! God talks to us all the time but it is only when we truly listen and let go of ourselves that we hear Him. Bless you for believing in Him, yourself and and Russ!
I hope that you had a wonderful day!
Hugs!
XO

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy Anniversary! Cheers to you and your hubby for the next 75 years!

I'm new to your blog and have just read about your nephew. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary

Gloria said...

Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary to the both of you! You are a beautiful couple. I know God smiles when he looks at the both of you...:) May he continue to bless your marriage with much love!

Continuing to pray for your nephew, Jordan too.

xoxo...Gloria

Farm Girl said...

I just finished your wedding story. That is such an amazing story about the faithfulness of God. I am so thankful we have a God of the second chances. I am so thankful you shared your story. I hope it does encourage young women out there to never give up.
God has indeed turned your life around for His glory.
So wonderful, thank you.
Many, many more blessings together.
I am thankful that God does indeed work miracles.

A Rosy Note said...

Congratulations Marcia! I hope you have many more years of happiness together ♥

~Tricia

birdie blue said...

happiest of anniversary wishes to you, marcia! russ and you make a darling couple.

xo
~molly

Sherry said...

Happy Anniversary! I read your story last year but read it again and was blessed. I love to hear about people who give their lives to God and see how He makes all things new.

katie said...

Congratulations again!!! What a blessing you are.

NanaDiana said...

Marcia- I had not read your story before. I read every word of it. Our pasts have many similarities...you are blessed..and so am I. Thank you for sharing from your heart-there are many that will never begin to understand what you went through...there are others that will not believe it...and then are those, like me, that GET IT! God bless you and Happy, Happy Anniversary! xxoo Diana

Susan B said...

Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary to you and Russ!!

Tanya said...

Hi Marcia,
Just want to wish you and Russ a very happy anniversary. How wonderful! Hope you had a lovely day together and took some time out just for the two of you! I wish we would of been blessed with more "couple" pictures!
You two are beautiful!
Hugs,
Tanya

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Happy Anniversary!
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Beverly said...

Happy Anniversary Russ and Marcia.
I have read your story and it is quite a testimony. You were so cute then and still a handsome couple.
I am continuing to pray for Jordan.

Melissa said...

big huge lovely congrats to you both...i love the pictures- now and then...gorgeous both of them...

melissa xx

Julia said...

Happy Anniversary, Russ and Marcia and many blessings in your lives. I read your poignant story. JB

Sheila said...

Just a couple of "kids"!!! :)
Congratulations!

Paula said...

Congratulations to you and your Hubby, Marcia! You make such a beautiful couple, complete with a beautiful love story.

Heidi said...

Congratulations Marcia and Russ! You are one year ahead of us. We just celebrated our 24th on April 4th.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

It's me said...

Hi no...this are the flowers and the cake i have as present....on 1 april ! read my post of that day....lovely day ....love Ria....xxx...

Mimi Sue said...

Love your love story! You make such an adorable couple. Happy Anniversary! Mimi

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Marcia,
Oh, I'm so happy that you came over to my blog...especially with all that you got going on right now with your family. I pray that Jordan will get better day to day. And I love the "love story" about you and your husband and the miracles that took place...May God continue to bless you both for many many years to come.
XO
Cindy

Vicki said...

Happy Anniversary, Marcia. Love your wedding picture. What a beautiful family...six kids. I can't always wrangle two! lol

Buttercup said...

Happy, happy wishes for many more years of good health and happiness! Keeping Jordan in my prayers each day.

Donna said...

What a beautiful looking couple you make! I just read your profile, and see that you have twins, how fun! I always thought that would be so neat, to either have twins, or be a twin! I read about your nephew over at Diana's blog, and I am keeping him in my prayers, hope he is doing better!
Take care:)
Donna

Tummetott said...

Congratulations! May God save you for the rest of your life!

classic • casual • home said...

Gorgeous couple!!! We have been married 25 years too...nice accomplishment :)