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Saturday, April 12, 2014

And Then...

Today marks 34 years of our life together. On this day 34 years ago, I was sitting in my room, looking out my window, watching my Dad sob in the back yard as it was going to be my wedding day. My Grandpa who lived in Oregon had been at our house for a week, and kept taking me for walks and asking, " Was I sure I wanted to do this,"  and then stuffing 50 and 100 dollar bills in my pockets. I knew if I could just make it to the church, it would be fine. I never not one time in the years I have known Ron or been married ever have doubted his loyalty, his love, his dependance on God. His ability to to take dreams, ideas and vision and turn it in to reality. He has kept me on my toes. I wanted to just say the vows, and leave. My Mom kept threatening me, that " We had better show up at that reception!!! I really wanted to just let them have the party and start the honeymoon early. We went, but were the first to leave.

The best part for me was going to the drive through at McDonald's in my wedding dress.

 We have had good times and hard times. We have been richer and poorer. We have had sickness and health. We have been so mad at each other we could have killed each other but one of us makes the other one laugh and then we see the idiocy of our fight. I can always stay mad at him until he touches my arm or even a finger and I just fall apart. So strong is his power in my life. To be without him would be worse than death.

We have had such a lovely time raising our family. We have always had such fun. One of the things I wanted for our wedding was that I would have a house filled with laughter. It has been and continues to be just that, for that I am thankful.  When we started having children and I of course wanted to stop at two, he always would ask for just one more. That has been our life. He wants just one more and I want things filled to the brim. We have had weddings.

Our family has grown and expanded and to think it started on this day 34 years ago makes me so thankful that no matter what I am still if not happier today than I was that day long ago. I had no idea life would be filled with such sweet blessings. We were talking the other day, how he wanted to marry me and I got in my car and drove for 5 hours to Sacramento just to think. I knew my life would change and I could see my own selfishness, and self-centeredness  and I was so afraid I would mess up his life.

We have one more baby to add to our family. Our pictures keep changing so fast, just as fast as life is moving on. It has never been boring or dull. It has been full to the brim full of life.
Next year, I am not getting chicks so I can go on a trip.

I hope you have a delightful Saturday. I think we will, putting in the garden. We have always enjoyed growing things and seeing the work of our hands blossom and grow.

Yes, if I had it to do over again, I wouldn't change one single thing. Not one single thing. Well maybe one thing, I would have had more kids. I did always want ten. You are such a great Dad.

Have a great weekend and thank you for reading along.


" Now only time will tell;
How deep in love I fell,
If I fall for a thousand years:
I won't know to tell..."
---The song he wrote and sang at our wedding.---
April 12, 1980


  1. such a dear, sweet man! talented, sensitive, loyal. love to both of you!

  2. Happy anniversary! I can't believe how little the kids were last year. Holly has grown two whole clothing sizes!

  3. Aw! What a pair you are! Congratulations, Kim and Ron!

  4. Happy Anniversary Kim and Ron... you wish you had 10 kids? lol... I only wanted two kids and George want more kids but he didn't got involved with them as he didn't had time to spend with them and I said no more... He wanted another boy... so we have three girls and one boy.

    My mom had 17 babies and she popped them very easy, too easy if you ask me. She kept saying, there's always room for one more. She was 45 when she had her last... She had plenty of love for everyone of us......


  5. Why stop at ten children, Kim? After all, they are "cheaper by the dozen!":-)

    I send wishes for a happy anniversary to you and Ron! xo Nellie

  6. Happy Anniversary to you to you and Ron and you both made a beautiful family together, and I am sure blessed by God!!

  7. You tell the sweetest and best (true) stories, and this one is tops -- until next year and the next and the next....I predict that there won't be a reversal in the trend, because that's how love is. Thank you, Kim, for sharing, and lovely photos.

  8. Oh, such a great post! Happy Anniversary!! :D

  9. Happy Anniversary! Thirty four happy years....such a testimony to the goodness and faithfulness of God!!

  10. This is just the sweetest, most lovely post. You are so blessed with your family. Happy Anniversary!

  11. Beautiful post! Happy Anniversary to you both! Blessings,Jen

  12. Happy Anniversary my friend...what a lovely couple you and Ron make...You have been blessed with such a lovely family.. just look at the beautiful faces on those precious children and grandchildren...I wish you both many more happy years together...Sending hugs from Maine...

  13. Happy Anniversary! Such a dear story. I love the pictures of your kids when they were young and then all grown up. You can see the love they have for each other. You can still see the "kid" in them still. God bless you with many, many more anniversaries to come!


  14. I am so glad you shared this beautiful story with us. Happy Anniversary to you both.

  15. What a sweet, sweet, story ... you are so blessed. Happy anniversary to you!

  16. LOVED LOVED LOVED hearing and reading about this! Sooo sweet. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both. Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating such a blessed life. HUGS

  17. A joyous anniversary to you both!!!

  18. Happy Anniversary! You have been truly blessed! Thanks for sharing!


  19. That is what I love about blogging. Hearing the positive things that the news turns a blind eye to. Congratulations. You have a beautiful family.


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