Friday, July 31, 2009

27 Years......

Today Jason and I celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary. I have the absolutely best and sweetest gift he could ever give me to share with you today....words from his heart. Today's post (except for this introduction and explanation), was written by my husband to be shared on my blog. I'm a very sentimental person and always the type of girl that loves being shown by her hubby that he's still in love with her everyday....but I'm also the one in our relationship that is the note writer. I write him notes in his lunch everyday, or leave them in other places. Besides cards that he makes for me on special occasions (which are always treasured because they are his words), this really is special and unique. I will treasure this always and I even wondered about sharing it on here because it just means so much, but since he wrote it with the intention of sharing it on my blog, I am going to do just that. I have to admit, it seems weird to me being the one talked about as I'm more comfortable being the one doing the sharing on here, and besides this makes me all teary eyed! Back in February, I shared our love story (Her Story) and Jason shared (His Story) of how we met. If you missed this and would like to read it, you can click here.

And now, before I go I'd like to wish my soul mate, my best friend, my husband forever, a very Happy 27th Anniversary! (I love you, Jason, with all my heart...more everyday....I love my life with you! Thank you for all the little things you do to show me you love me everyday and for all you do for our family!)

Now on to his post (which he asked me to type for him since he "hunts and pecks"):

I was born in 1960. I believe from that time up till now, our beloved country has seen the most changes of any generation before us. We have seen the very best in standard of living and technology, but the very worst moral decline.

By the time I graduated high school in 1979, I knew I did not want a relationship in marriage built on "if you love me", or "I don't(s), or "I love you BUT." I wanted a marriage of absolutes. So I started look for that girl. I looked only in the so called church world. I don't want to offend anyone out there, but even in churches I was starting to doubt if there was anyone out there for me with my beliefs of right and wrong. Well after a long talk with God, I met that person, my so beautiful wife, Tammy, I often call my little tiger. We were married on July 31, 1982. I can tell you exactly what it means to have someone that believes in absolutes about truth, committment, and treating others as they would like to be treated. It means 90% of the worries in a marriage are non-existent. I have never had to worry about my wife's committment to me or our children. Tammy is my best friend, my companion, my soul mate. She is the one I lean on alot for comfort and strength. She is an outstanding mother to our children. Our home is made complete everyday because of her.



Husbands get alot of credit for taking stands on things and issues that are right to stand for. We get credit for a job well done at work or an activity or committee we serve on that accomplished a goal, or just from others seeing us being a good role model in our community. As for me, I can say it's because of my wonderful wife whom I love very much. It's been 27 years and I am firmly committed that I love her more everyday.



There is a saying that says behind every good man is a good woman. Well, I am that lucky man.

Love 4 ever - Your husband,
Jason

44 comments:

Carmen C. said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Tammy and Jason!!!! What a beautiful post, and what a cute couple you were as "kids" and you're just as cute today:) Have a wonderful day celebrating your great marriage...((HUGS))

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Tammy and Jason!! May you be just in love 27 more years from now. What a wonderful post!! I know you don't 'need' to do anything special to mark this special day, but I hope you do get to anyway! ENJOY!!

hugs, Linda

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Happy 27th Anniversary Tammy & Jason!

What a wonderful tribute to your marriage! Sounds like Jason is a wonderful writer, just as you are!
I haven't read anything that meaningful in a long time. May the Lord bless you with many more years together.

Love the photos of "yesterday" and today. Have a beautiful day together!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Congrats on 27 years! That was so sweet, and even more sweet that he didn't mind sharing his words with all of us. Marriage is taken so lightly these days and i believe just as you and Jason that it should be absolute! May God continue to bless you both.

Wendy said...

Happy anniversary Tammy and Jason may you be Blessed with many more years!! What a beautiful note Jason, may you both have a wonderful day!!~hugs~Wendy

girliegirl said...

Tammy,

This was such a wonderful thing for him to do, how lucky you are to have him. Happy Anniversary!

Carey

basketsnprims said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Jason, Tammy. What a beautiful post.
Pam

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary Tommy and Jason! What a beautiful letter from Jason...you guys are so adorable!

May you have many more wonderful years together!

Hugz,
Michele

Julie said...

What a blessing. Congrats on 27 years of commitment and love--there is nothing better. I have a marriage that sounds so similar, and I cherish it with all my heart. God bless you for setting such a great example to your kids, too. The circle of love will continue. Happy Anniversary. Julie

arkie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Tell your husband he is a very good writer. Sounds like he could give a young man looking for a wife some very good advice and a very good example of that advice.

Parsley said...

What a touching post and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Happy Anniversary. Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing. Have a special day.

Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

Oh what a lovely post. Hat's off to Jason for being man enough to do this. Happy 27th you two!!!! And, let me tell you from experience it continues to get better and better!!!
Susan

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Happy anniversary, Tammy! We're celebrating our 14th anniversary!

What a beautiful post! You couldn't ask for a better gift!

Blessings & Hugs!!

cwa said...

What a wonderful love story. Happy anniversary to both of you. Thank you for your willingness to share your love and your family with the rest of us. We are so inspired by the example you set. I pray that God will continue to bless you.

Dawn said...

Tammy and JAson, Congrats on the anniversary, we too celebrated our 27th this yr. I love the pic. What a sweet post Jason!

Kimberly C. said...

What a wonderful post!!!!

In His service, Anne said...

So sweet, and rare in this day and age!! Happy Anniversary....God'sBlessing for you both.
Anne

Elle Bee said...

Tammy, that is so sweet! No wonder it makes you teary-eyed--it's so heartfelt, well written, honest and full of the deepest love. Congratulations on 27 years--your marriage is an inspiration. :o)
Hugs,
Linda

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary to such a loving couple and I wish you many more.
I must say that it only gets better and better.
Have a great day and God bless you both.

Madison said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Mrs.Tammy and Mr. Jason!!! I am very happy for you both and looking at all of your photos of you I m seeing more and more of Joy in you. Have a great anniversary!!!

Love, Madison

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy and Jason..May you have another 27 years of happiness..and what a wonderful letter too...my hubby doesn't write much but when he does...it is heartfelt...enjoy your day..:)

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Congrats on 27 years and heres to 27 more! You to are adorable together! wonderful post! Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

oh you are one lucky girl. Hopefully, some day I will have a man that will think that of me....

Jill from NY

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Happy Anniversary!! Love how your husband put together the perfect letter to you! And a glimpse into his love for you! May you both have a beautiful day!

UPON A HILL said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! What a cool post!!! You are truly blessed. Many,Many, Many more blissful days to you both!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Beautiful & Special...
both the post & your love for each other!!
You've been blessed....

Happy anniversary...you two!
*here's to many many many more happy years together!*
hugs-Kath

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Oh, I loved that! Happy anniversary to both of you, may you have many more years to share the love that you both have for each other:)
Rondell♥

Karen said...

How very sweet! Happy anniversary to you both!
Karen

Kindra said...

What a wonderful post, Tammy and Jason! Loved those special words that your hubby shared with us. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary. Love the pics. :)

Happily Ever After said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. What a wonderful post. Gifts, dinners and cards are nice, but the true words of the heart is the greatest gift of all. Not only the words, but the actions that back those up. Anyone can say anything, but those that put those words into reality is a true blessing. I'm happy that you all have that in your life and I'm blessed to have that in mine with my hubby too.

gigi

Farmchick said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you! I hope you had a day filled with all things sweet.

Wonderful note...very sweet.

wrcdgc said...

My eyes are filled with tears. What a wonderful way to say I love you. Happy Anniversary Tammy and Jason. You haven't changed a bit!

Donna

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy & Jason! May you be blessed with many more beautiful years of marriage together!

You both have complimented each other right from the very start of your courtship, clear up to the present day! You make such a beautiful couple!

Jason....so many other young men could learn alot from you from what you wrote about searching & finding just the 'right' girl... Tammy is definately the best of the best in my book, and so are you too!

Thank you too, for sharing your note to Tammy with us Jason.... It was beautifully written! Your love for Tammy just came through your writing... so touching and heartfelt!

You two are what LOVE & Marriage is all about in my book!!

Love & Blessings,
~Lynn/OKC

Colleen said...

Happy 27th Anniversary! How wonderful to have such sweet and meaningful sentiments in writing. You are still an adorable couple and I wish you many more years of happiness, togetherness, family, and fun.

I hope you did something special to celebrate...

WoolenSails said...

That is such a sweet letter to you, you two are very lucky to have each other, Happy Anniversary.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both.

It is 38 years for me and
husband. And July 31 is the 30th birthday of
Donny Osmond JR.

My daughter was 30 years old on July 27.

I just love the month of July!!
And July 31 is such a cool date.
Pamela

Amber said...

Congratulations Tammy! What a sweet, sweet note from your husband.

Kimberly said...

What a beautiful post! Tammy, you've got quite a man... but you knew that already!
Happy Annoversary, Kimberly

Tammy said...

Wow, what an incredible tribute to your marriage- and to you as his wife- reading those words straight from Jason! So beautiful!
Your marriage stands as a true example of what commitment and love over the long haul is suppose to be in Christ.
And I must say...how is it that you look exactly the same 27 yrs later, hmmmm? ;)
Happy Anniversary to you both!
Hugs,
~The other one

Linda said...

Yep, it looks like you hit the jackpot. We all know what a great and willing carpenter Jason is and now we see another side of him. It looks as if the blessings go both ways. Congratulations on 27 years, which in itself is a major triumph. Many more, Sweetie

Wendi said...

How sweet! Happy Anniversary.

Nancy M. said...

That is such a sweet letter! So heartfelt! It sounds as though y'all are the perfect couple! I love the pictures of you two when you were younger.

Zaroga said...

Such a great love story :-)