Sunday, December 18, 2011

Forty Years Ago The Week Before Christmas

Yes, surprisingly, my Mother and Father still spoke to me when we chose the week before Christmas as the day Steve and I would marry. It was a beautiful Christmas wedding...and began a love story that continues to be told.

For a wedding present my Aunt Lee composed this beautiful poem and artwork to go with.

It's been a beautiful dance...and Aunt Lee was so very right. Yes Is Now!
I love you my husband...looking forward to the next forty years!


Belle said...

What a beautiful poem. This is a post full of love. Happy Anniversary!

Shelly said...

Beautifully said. Happy anniversary!!!

Kathi said...

Happy Anniversary!

You always have sweet, comforting words Sush… thank you for your kindness….  Merry Christmas to you and yours….


Shady Del Knight said...

Yours is an amazing family, Sush. Yours is a beautiful love story. Happy anniversary!

Bethe77 said...

What a lovely poem your Aunt wrote you!
You have full filled her poem
May you dance the next forty just as the poem speaks of.
I surely see where you get yourw riting talent.
Merry Christmas

Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH, Sush, Happy Anniversary!!! Hugs to you both from New Orleans,

Crystal Pistol said...

Lovely post and poem. Congratulations! i hope you have another wonderful 40 years together! :)

Sarah Pearson said...

Aww, happy anniversary to the the two of you :-)

Thisisme. said...

What a lovely sweet poem, and you certainly seem to have lived it to the full! Hope you had a super weekend to celebrate your 40th Anniversary. Congratulations again to you and your date of over 40 years! Thank you so much for popping by my blog to leave a nice comment (as always!). I am trying to respond by e-mail now. Perhaps you could e mail me at to let me have your e mail address, as it comes up as no reply on your blog. Thank you! Hugs.

Ellie said...

What a lovely poem. Have a wonderful time!!!

kneesandpaws said...

The art and the poem are such beautiful gifts! I will remember the phrase Dance yes with your beloved...

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

Such a beautiful poem! This post just warmed my heart right up. Congratulations on forty years!!! I'm only on my sixth and I look forward to the day I can celebrate my fortieth, too. :)

You are so inspirational.

Desiree said...

I have popped by to read your posts, but time was pressured on each occasion and so I did not leave a comment. I'm here now, to tell you that I'll not be visiting for a while ,as I'm taking a break from blogging. I know that you'll be very busy with your family from now on, too and becoming more and more excited about the imminent arrival of your brand new baby granddaughter. I wish you all the happiest of Christmases and hope everything goes like clockwork when Baby decides it's time to arrive :) It has been such a treat getting to know you, Sush! Big hug xoxo

Bouncin' Barb said...

Your Aunt gave you a priceless gift 40 years ago. She was right. Yes is Now! Cherish each moment. Happy Anniversary. I still say you can't possible be old enough to be married 40 years! Hugs.

Gawgus things... said...

Congratulations to you both! What a fantastic achievement - let's hope the next 40 years are just as special!
Emma xx

Anonymous said...

beautiful what a treasure!

Chatty Crone said...

What an awesome gift. Happy Anniversary. sandie

Jenni said...

that is wonderful. That must have been a beautiful day. Happy Anniversary!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

How wonderful... happy anniversary to the two of you! That was such a lovely poem, too.

Wishing you a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas! :)

karen said...

Happy Anniversary and many many more to you and that wonderful boy you live with!

Pearl said...

What a beautiful poem! I wrote one for a friend's wedding this last summer and it's not an easy thing, putting something down for posterity!


Ina in Alaska said...

What a gorgeous poem. True love. Not everyone gets it. I wish you a happy anniversary and many more!! xo x 40!!

jabblog said...

How lovely - a Christmas wedding! Beautiful poem and you've made it ring true.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Happy and Healthy 2012:-)

Sush said...

Belle...How lovely of you to say...I miss my Aunt more than I can convey!

Shelly...Thanks we did have a grand time! Skipped the horse and carriage ride, just in case...!

Kathi...YOU are so wonderful to take the time to stop by. I'm sending you love and serenity in my prayers.

Tom...So happy you had a few stolen moments to drop in! My family is surely amazing...among other adjectives, lol!

Bethe...My aunt was a published poet and an inspiration in many aspects of her life!

Cindy...Ah...New Orleans...where the love story began!

Crystal...Thanks and if we get another forty we'll probably be on the news somewhere, lol!

Sarah...Thanks we did have a lovely time getting to the forty year mark!

Diane...OH we did have a lovely second honeymoon or sorts and laughed at ourselves quite often! I hope you are feeling well and making many memories with all your family!

Ellie...Thanks so much and we DID have a great time!

Jenny...Indeed it is a beautiful poem and a special treasure!

Elizabeth...Cherish each day, as I know you do! As the saying goes it's not the years that count but what you put into them!

Desiree...One of my biggest blessings this year has been getting to know you and Linda and all my other friends I've made since blogging! Have a lovely Christmas.

Barb...It is a very priceless gift, and as it shows I've kept it all this time and display it during the holidays! I'm grateful as heck you don't think I look old enough to be married for forty years! I've always had what people called a baby face. Perhaps in a retirement home one day they won't think I look old enough to be 90! You are a dear, as I had my 60th birthday this year!

Emma...Why hello dear girl! Thank you for taking time out from your Christmas gathering to give me anniversary wishes. Have a lovely time with your Mum, Dad and Sis!

Laurie...I thought you might enjoy the treasure in the art!

Sandie...Hi! Yes it was a lovely gift indeed!

Jenni...It was a beautiful day filled with my family and friends!

Jenni@....Merry Christmas dear one and I hope you and your family have a day of comfort and joy. Blessings~

Karen...You made his day when you called him 'boy'! He's still fun and IS a boy at heart! Just ask his grandkids!

Pearl...I had thought for years I had been the only one in MY family for whom my Aunt had written a wedding poem. Just found out recently she wrote another lovely one for a nephew and his bride. They cherish the one she wrote them as well!

Ina...It's been a lovely, sometimes crazy ride for forty years and we are looking forward to what's around the bend!

Janice...There was a method in the madness of the Christmas wedding. At the time we chose the date we were working around the Christmas break for law school. Funny he decided in the beginning of the first semester 'The Law' was not for him! We went ahead with the plans as they were all set and it was a lovely wedding indeed!

Cindy Adkins said...

Merry Christmas, Sush--from New Orleans!!!!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

What a romantic post, I have a beautiful winter fairytale in my mind when thinking of a pre-Christmas wedding like yours... The poem is lovely and I am really happy for you two as we seem to hear far too many stories where things go wrong and not many "happy ever after" ones :-) A very happy Anniversary to you two and a very merry Ghristmas. Lots of Love from London xo

PS: Sorry it always takes me so very long to get back to you, time is constantly running away from me, but I really appreciate all your lovely comments xo

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Typo, sorry, I meant Christmas of course, derrr :-) xo

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sush,
Just came over to say that you are such an inspiration and thank you for being my blogging "bud," as in "rosebud!" XO Cindy

Holly said...

oh, Sush, Happy Anniversary!!! I always wanted a Christmas wedding, so I just have to live vicariously through those who did. How wonderful and that you are still celebrating that wonderful decision!
Hugs and blessings!

romance-of-roses said...

Happy Anniversary and what a lovely poem from your aunt Lee. Merry Christmas from our home to yours. Hugs...Lu

EmptyNester said...

I know I'm late getting here but my sentiment is sincere- happy anniversary to you both! The poem is lovely!

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