Saturday, July 31, 2010

Our 28th Anniversary

It's hard to believe that 28 years ago this time, I was excitedly and anxiously awaiting our late evening marriage ceremony! It didn't begin until 8:00 p.m.!

July 31, 1982...


In some ways, it doesn't seem possible that it could be 28 years. Then again in another, it seems like we've always been together. Jason and I have been through many happy seasons, but we've also had our share of difficult seasons in our 28 years.

Then...


We've been blessed beyond measure. I know God gave us each other and I'm so glad we both listened to Him and trusted God on knowing He would send our future mate. Now 28 years later, here we are in a new season of our life which some might say should have been reserved for grandchildren (instead of a new 2 year old). :) But that's okay. The best part is....we're right where God wants us. And we wouldn't want it any other way! I remember praying when I became a Christian (at the age of 10), that I wanted God to plan my life. That still holds true today.

When I think about us, I think how I love the simple things. I love sitting on the back of a 4-wheeler with my arms around Jason just enjoying the ride down the gravel roads. I like taking country drives and just enjoying the scenery (and that's funny because our kids never "get" why we enjoy that...it's boring to them). I like the times we're in deep conversation and I like the times we can just ride in silence holding hands....and be comfortable with either. I love dreaming together....whether it's about our kids, our home improvement projects, our financial goals.....or just growing old together. I like remembering past times together and laughing about them. No, we don't have everything we've dreamed of or desire, but part of the fun is just dreaming it together and the journey getting there.

Now..


This evening, we're going out to dinner to Outback Steakhouse. It will be the first time "out on a date" (which I've missed) since we've been home from China.....and I'm looking forward to it very much!

So to my honey and best friend.....I love you....More! Happy 28th Anniversary, Jason!

~ Tammy ~

** NOTE ** If you would like to read previous anniversary posts and our love story, you can read more here, here, here, and here.

25 comments:

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! May God continue to richly bless you in the coming year!!!

Grammee Linda said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy and Jason! What a truly inspiring couple you are!! Many more happy years togetgher!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy!!! what a wonderful love story...have a great time out at dinner...and have a great weekend.:)

Carmen C. said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY you two sweetie-pies;)

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It just keeps getting better, doesn't it?
We are truly blessed.
Congratulations on 28 years of bliss and here's to 88 more!
2 words---ONION BLOSSOM

★ Linda ★

Tanya said...

Congrats!! That's a lovely blog!! I just posted one about our 26th anniversary on July 28th!! So glad you got to have some "quiet" time out to eat!! Some experts say to have "date night" once a week!! HA...impossible for us!
Anyway...I second all the wonderful thoughts of simply and quiet being so enjoyable. I guess that comes the older you get, huh?
Again.....Congratulations!!!

Karen said...

Happy anniversary to you both! ♥

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mom,

Happy Anniversary!! I love you guys sooo much!

Love and 8,
Joy

Elle Bee said...

You two are such a sweet and loving couple! A wonderful and godly example for your children, and all of us too! Happy Anniversary and many more years of simple pleasures together!

Melissa said...

Happy Day you two! Enjoy your date tonight!

lakeffect said...

Happy anniversary to both of you. Hope you have many more loving years together. We celebrated our 28th anniversary last month, and I agree that it is hard to remember life before the marriage. Wouldn't have it any other way, though.

Lilly's Family said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you enjoyed your 1st night out since Luke arrived. We certainly enjoyed ours and Hudson survived!

Mandie said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy!! I am so happy for you and your hubby. It is a true gift to be married to your soulmate. And those special moments together just make it all the more a blessing. Congrats and to many many many more years of marriage and happiness!!!!

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you!

Sharing Life and Love said...

Wow! 28 YEARS! Congratulations!
XO

Anonymous said...

Sorry I am late. We were at the lake. Happy Anniversary!! I know you two had a wonderful day. Love you both, Betty

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Happy Anniversary. You two make a great couple, and all of you make an awesome family!

Blessed Beyond said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!! Hope yall had a great one!!!

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy & Jason! Wishing you both many, many more happy anniversaries together!

You both are such a beautiful couple, back 28 years ago, and today too!!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Nancy M. said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love all those pictures! What a sweet couple y'all make!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! May you have many, many more!

We celebrated our 29th in June and its very hard to believe. Time flies!

How much has Luke grown since you got him home? He sounds like a little character! From all the pics, it looks like he feels at home too. what a blessing!

Take care!

Never So Simple said...

Happy Anniversary Tammy and Jason! I hope you enjoyed your date.

I sent you an email about Ray not sure if you got it. He suffered a massive heart attack Monday. He's still in critical condition and on life support but he is a fighter and he is stable.

Donna

Kindra said...

Happy belated anniversary Tammy and Jason! You are definitely a couple/family I look up to!

Sandy said...

Happy late Anniversary Tammy!
Hope it was just as wonderful as you wanted it :)

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Happy [belated] Anniversary!!!
Wishin you many many more happy and very blessed years together!

((hugs))