Thursday, June 07, 2007




Thankful Thursday

Today is our wedding anniversary! I am so thankful that I have had my husband in my life and in my heart for 33 years. What a blessing he is!

Today, we travel to Texas for a long weekend at our Ranch in Bryson, Texas. What makes this a very special visit is that all, that's ALL of our children will travel with us. Curt, Katie and her husband, Eric, and Sam will all be with us. I'm so excited; Curt, Katie and Eric have not had a chance to visit the Ranch yet....and I can't wait for them to see it.


Today is my 9th grade son's last day of school! Remember the bittersweet feelings of such a day?! He is excited for summer vacation but has shared feelings of sadness as well. It is a bit surreal to think that our youngest has finished his first year of high school!


Today, I reflect back 33 years and remember the excitement and joy I felt as Gordy and I planned our future. You want to know a secret? As much as we planned and dreamed, we could not have imagined the blessed life that we would actually be given. Yes, it's been hard work and there have been some bumps; but it must be said--we are grateful that God's plan and purpose is far greater than any dream or plan we could have ever envisioned! I have so much to be thankful for!


******Edited to add: Look what was just delivered! I'm gonna miss these 33 red roses while I'm away!

40 comments:

Alycia said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!! That is something to be very thankful for indeed! Praying you have a safe and wonderful vacation with your family. Blessings, from Okinawa, Japan!

Patty said...

Happy Anniversary!! Have a great time at the ranch with your family.

Blessings,
Patty

Penless Thoughts said...

Such a lovely post as you reflect on it. Thanks for sharing the picture. I love the photos. Hope you show us pictures from the ranch. So great when ALL the family can be present.
Susan

Laurel Wreath said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Deborah said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved. Wow that is amazing in this day and age to be married for so long. enjoy your holiday, wow a ranch only see them on tv in south africa. love always me

Lisa said...

Hi Diane!

Congrats to you both! What a blessing. Enjoy each other and I pray you have many more healthy and happy years ahead.

God bless you for making a difference and for setting good example for the future generations!

Rachelle said...

Happy anniversary! What a cute wedding photo. 33 years is AWESOME, bless you. Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

Nise' said...

Happy Anniversary! I am where you are as well, youngest just finished up first year in high school. I am wayyyyyyyy to young ;o) to have my baby in high school! LOL Enjoy your trip.

Deana (Dee) said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for blessing my page.

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary! I can see that you were married much younger than I - we'll have our 35th in December. Cute picture of you and Gordy!

Have a wonderful time with the family on the ranch. Will look forward to some rootin-tootin' stories.

Nadine said...

Happy Anniversary. We are blessed to have such good Godly men in our lives.It's nice to know I share this day with a couple that love each other so.

Serving Him said...

Happy Anniversary...I always love hearing about wedding anniversaries. I loved the secret you shared in your post...that God has blessed your life in ways you and your hubby never imagined...that is so cool and so indicative of our great God. Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, acording to his power that is at work within us." What a blessing. Sincerely, Serving Him.

Ann said...

Happy Anniversary!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Diane,

Happy Anniversary. I loved your post and beautiful pictures . I hope you enjoy your trip.

Angel ():)

Morning Glory said...

Happy Anniversary! The pictures are just beautiful.

Denise said...

Happy Anniversary dear one.

Diane J. said...

Happy happy Anniversary, Diane!

Your birthday and anniversary are very close together as are mine. My birthday is Oct. 23rd and my anniversary is Oct. 25th.

Have a wonderful family visit at the ranch! Stay cool, it's hot down here in the South!

And those flowers would go with me if I had to hand carry them!

Love and hugs,

Diane

Deena said...

Congratulations!!!!

Barb said...

Happy Anniversary, Diane. Your wedding photos are gorgeous. And your trip sounds like the perfect way to celebrate - with the whole family. What a shame to leave those beautiful roses behind.

staceyhoff said...

awww...so sweet! God has been there all the while, will be there for many more... isn't that so great to know! ;) Thanks for stopping by, reminded me to check on your blog again! Great blog, too!

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful time with your family in TX! I can't imagine a more precious gift than the whole family together.

May God bless you two with many happy years ahead!

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary! We celebrate 30 yrs this year. Where did that time go?? Have a great time on your vacation. Blessings.

Lynn Donovan said...

Diane,

This post is so filled with love and legacy. How cool 33 years and to head off the the ranch with your kids. AWESOME

Thanks for having me over to share your life.

Connie Pombo said...

CONGRATS from the bottom of my heart (we're edging up next to you...32 years in November). I always wanted to be a June bride...just couldn't wait! Have a spectacular vacation with your family.

Joyfully His,

Connie

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! :-)

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary!! How wonderful that you'll be celebrating with your whole family. I'm excited to think you'll be here in Texas (although I'll have to look up where Bryson is). Have an absolutley wonderful time!!

Gretchen said...

Wonderful post. Happy anniversary:-)
Gretchen Lavender

palmtreefanatic said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

My Kid's Mom said...

A very happy anniversary to you and your hubby! It will be 32 years this year for me and my husband. And, like you, I marvel at the adventure it has been.

Jen said...

thanks for visiting my blog
Happy anniversary
bless your hubby
nice photos

e-Mom said...

Sigh. How special! I love your sweet wedding photo at the top. Happy anniversary! {{{Hugs}}} e-Mom

Delia said...

Happy Anniversary!

inspired said...

;o] X

groovyoldlady said...

Ah. I just spoiled the effect of seeing that there were 33 comments under the pic of 33 roses on your 33rd anniversary!

But I'm a compulsive commenter. Sorry!

At any rate, Happy, HAPPY Anniversary!

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Have a blessed time celebrating and on vacation with your beloved and children. :)

C. H. Green said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!! And ditto on Diane's comment about carrying the flowers. It's a shame you can't enjoy such a wonderful bouquet. Have fun!

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary! 33 years is quite a milestone. Love the wedding photo!

Amydeanne said...

awww happy anniversary! :) What a lovely blog you have!

eph2810 said...

Oh, dear, I totally missed your Thankful post last week - shame on me.
Happy belated anniversary. How neat :) - Yes, marriage is a lot of work, but if you trust the One who is faithful, we can have wonderful marriages - even with bumps in the road. Thank you so much for sharing.

Be blessed today and always.

Crystal said...

Happy Anniversary....
Thanks for sharing your thankfulness with us!
Blessings