Sunday, November 14, 2010

40 WONDERFUL YEARS

Today is one of those lovely milstones.
When you stand in the church on your wedding day and make your promises to one another, you never dream about the day when you will look back over the decades and think about what it has meant to you!
It is 40 years for Bernie and me today.
Goodness, I have been married for nine years longer than my parents were before my father died - and I thought they had been married forever!!!
First thing this morning, Bernie gave me this lovely ruby on a chain to mark the occasion.

I am not wearing it yet. I need help to take off the amethyst that I have been wearing non-stop around my neck since our 30th. Our eyesight is not good enough, or our fingers agile enough to manage the small clasps!
We re-affirmed our promises in church this morning during the normal service. That was very important to us. I am so glad we decided to do it. It is really important to think about those promises.
Our Chaplain read from 1 Corinthians 13 - but he substituted our names for the word "Love."  Try doing it. That is a very challenging yardstick to measure your life by!
Tonight we will have dinner with the immediate family at a local restaurant.
We will continue to give thanks to God for bringing us together all those years ago!

Glad to say our love hasn't faded like these photos!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mary and Bernie, found the card that I brought you still on Liam's bed so will pop it in the post. Glad you had a nice evening with the family. It is John and my 40th next year.
Regards Karen

Artzyfartzy said...

Congratulations Mary and Bernie. So glad I was part of that lovely day. Very nice ruby necklace too, good to see Bernie is still the romantic. Many happy years more for you both. Lots of love Mandy Dave and Bronte.

Eleanor said...

Congratulations to a very special couple & what a lovely blog for the occasion.
Love from us, E & K

bunks said...

Congrats to both of you, a milestone for sure in this day and age of quicky divorces. God continue to bless you both.

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