Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nineteen is a marvelous number...


Exactly nineteen years ago today I was giddy, eager, ecstatic...
I was ready to marry the love of my life.

We were about to begin this magic journey together.
We were so young. So tender and sweet. So absolutely sure.

We were right.

We've multiplied every joy and divided every sorrow.
I go to bed each night thinking, "I couldn't love him more."

I wake up each morning, and thank God.
Because I do. Every day. I do.

I love him more.

Jeffrey, my love, you own my heart.
I love you with my soul, with every part of me.

If I could go back nineteen years, I'd do it all again.
And I wouldn't change a thing.

I love you.

That's not our official engagement photo, but it was taken about the same time. My ring was off being sized. I'll have to scan my wedding photos and give you a peek. Maybe next year, for our 20th.

33 comments:

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary!!

amelia said...

I do so love a good love story; a very happy anniversary to you!

Kelli said...

Happy anniversary! :) What a beautiful tribute to your relationship. You truly are blessed. :)

Jennifer Richardson said...

such a beautiful love story
that's only grown richer
and deeper
and brighter
and stronger
with time.
Gives my heart happy little shivers
to see love lived out
so beautifully!
Well done, you:)
-Jennifer

robin bird said...

awwww..you were both so young and in love...and still you are so young at heart and in love :) happy of anniversary!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed 19th my dear and for many many more!!! I love your photo ~ would love a copy or scan of it because I love both of you so so much! me <3

Joanna said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Such a lovely post, many congratulations to you both for realizing you were meant for each other. Nineteen is indeed a marvelous number.

Sweet photo!

x

Debby said...

Happy
Anniversary. Such a sweet post.

Lubna said...

Happy anniversary. You'll looked perfect together then and look as perfect together now.

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Happy Anniversary and many more blessings to you both.
A lovely tribute and a lovely song.
You still look like that photo right?

Scrappy Grams said...

happy, happy anniversary! I got all teary-eyed from your tribute to your love.

beth said...

isn't it amazing how the years go by and our love for the ones we married, grows in a way we never really thought could be possible......

congratulations !!!

tracy said...

Happy Anniversary! xxoo

HKatz said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. May you have many more years of closeness and joy.

Nat said...

Happy anniversary! Here's to many more happy years for you together...

Roban said...

You have something special. Happy anniversary indeed!

Georgianna said...

You're both so beautiful – Happy Anniversary, my dear friend! I'm so glad you have each other. ♥

Anita said...

Happy Anniversary and wishing you blessings for many more!

d smith kaich jones said...

happy anniversary!

xoxo

dulcy said...

Oh my gosh! That photo is just so gorgeous! What a beautiful couple, and still are my friend...
xo
dulcy

spudballoo said...

Oh stop, sniff...not sure which is more touching, the photo or the words. Happy Anniversary! Lovely lovely lovely post xxx

Cinner said...

Happy Anniversary, it is amazing how love grows and grows. take care.

Jeanne said...

How beautiful and tender is true love..........

I love you
Jeanne

Marilyn said...

Happy Anniversary, dear friend! How special to celebrate 19 years. Love, love the picture.

susanna said...

Happy Anniversary, Relyn! May you both have many, many, many more happy years together.

Elle Bee said...

Happy anniversary to a very sweet couple! Loved what you wrote about your Jeffrey.

Connie said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day to you both! Love the photo :)

Dandy said...

Happy Anniversary! You deserve each other and you deserve Sloane and I am so happy you are such a lovely family.

I also LOVE that picture! I love the pose in it- you two are too cute!

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary belated to you & Jeffrey, Relyn...may that strong love keep blooming & growing!
Lovely to be back and catching up with you here after our travels. I missed my weekly doses of beauty and wonder here. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

spread your wings said...

Happy Anniversary. i know you realize just how lucky you are to have that kind of powerful love. I'm so happy for you. you are a beautiful couple with a incredible daughter.

ELK said...

such a sweet tribute to him..I know he feels the same way my dear!!

love love the photo!!

elizabeth said...

One hundred and nineteen congratulations to you, dear Relyn! I love the photo of the two of you!

Gina said...

congrats, well done.
We made it 40 years last summer, celebrated up the Eiffel tower in Paris just with our kids.. a day our family will never forget

Oldies, but Goodies