Forty Years and Counting…

December – When December’s snows fall fast, marry and your love will last.


Today Dear and I are celebrating the day we got married forty years ago. We were married on a Friday evening in Southern California.

img568I love this photo of my dear maternal grandmother and me. She was a gem.

img567My grandmother, my mom and me.

img566Our sweet and oldest niece was at our wedding.

img578My paternal grandparents came to the wedding, too. This was not a given and we were pleased that they came.

img576This is Dear’s paternal grandmother and she was not able to travel to the wedding but she visited us in our first apartment.

img560Out of order but this is a photo from the rehearsal for the wedding.

img570Here we are heading off to our honeymoon.

As my dear old Pop would say we are so thankful to God for all He “did to us” these forty years! “Thank you God for what you did to us” was my pop’s prayer. He has given us peace and joy through the hard times and good times. He continues to lay His hand upon us and lead us beside still waters. We already had a wonderful anniversary celebration in England in July but that doesn’t stop us from continuing our celebration today. We are headed to a little town north of us to enjoy dinner at a restaurant we enjoy on our actual anniversary day! We trust God for the future of our marriage.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Forty Years and Counting…

  1. What a wonderful prayer…rather changes the perspective. Happy 40th Anniversary! Here’s to another 40!

    These are wonderful photos and I especially enjoyed seeing the one of your paternal grandparents. One realizes just looking at it that we are not so far removed from the good old days. They look quite pleased to be in attendance, too.

  2. PARTAY!!!! Love seeing all these pictures. I have always enjoyed reading your family history but seeing the picture of your paternal grandparents really brought it all home….what a contrast to come to this country from what they had known. I always wonder about the culture shock for immigrants. May this coming year hold many new joys!

  3. It is always such a fun thing to see photos from the 70s!!! My, oh my, how we dressed back then! You looked beautiful in your wedding gown, though, and it could still be worn today. I know your families were proud of you both!

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  4. Ellen,

    Happy Anniversary!

    I loved walking down Memory Lane with you, and you were and are so gorgeous! And what a handsome couple you are. 🙂

    I hope that your marriage continues to be blessed for many, many years to come. God is GOOD.

    Have fun this weekend!


    Sheila… who appreciates so much your well wishes. Thank you more than you know. 🙂

  5. Fun seeing these pictures of you so very young! I love that one of you with your Dear’s paternal grandmother. Your dress is quite similar to what mine was. On that day we just could never have imagined ourselves 40 years later, could we? I used to think, that my parents wedding pictures got looking old fashioned and I could not imagine ours ever getting that way. Congratulations on this wonderful milestone!

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed this post ! Happy anniversary. You were married only 2 years before my husband & I were and although so many things are the same, even more things are very different. I am intrigued by the photo of your paternal grandparents. Where are they from and what made them decide to come to your wedding ?

    Joyful blessings to you both.

  7. Wonderful memories in these photos. You are a beautiful bride, Ellen. Congratulations on 40 years of marriage and making a life together that is a witness to God’s goodness.

  8. I love that you shared the photos with us. You were a beautiful bride then and now. Many more happy years to you and your Dear.

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