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Happy Anniversary ♥ December 9th… and they lived happily ever after

E&J wedding December 9th, 1995

Our wedding day
December 9th, 1995

Today is a bit of a detour from the wool-hearty post I had originally planned. On account of yesterday being our 19th wedding anniversary and my wonderful hubby surprising me (again), this time with photos on fb. This led to an outpouring of well-wishes and fond memories… shared now, here with you!

We were married on a sun-blustery winter day, 19 years ago on December 9th, 1995. A major snow storm had blasted through town—leaving the church parking lot off limits and our wedding day turned all around. Highways were closed. Out-of-town guest’s flights were delayed. No one could make it to the rehearsal dinner and in-laws were welcomed with curlers in my hair. A quilt draped across my shoulders was all that would fit atop my mom’s 38-year-old pouffe gown. Wedding decorations were a bit of a disaster, too. But oh thank Goodness… for it was December and the church was already decorated for Christmas 🙂

As you may imagine, it was the best day of my (our) life! Aside from one major hitch, none of the rest mattered. And the weather this week? Mild temperatures have been melting the snow 🙂 Then “just for us” yesterday, God the Creator of Heaven and Earth painted our 19th anniversary day sky with another spectacular sunset glow ♥

 “Be Completely Humble And Gentle;
Be Patient, Bearing With One Another In Love.
Make Every Effort To Keep The Unity
Of The Spirit Through The Bond Of Peace.”
Ephesians 4:2-3 (New International Version)

love ♥ Jackie

29 responses

  1. Happy (belated) wedding anniversary, Jackie! 🙂


    December 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  2. Congratulations on your first nineteen years of marriage. Here’s to the next nineteen and counting. May they all be filled with good health, lots of love, and prosperity, to boot. 🙂


    December 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

  3. Happy Anniversary!!! You do look so happy! 🙂


    December 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    • Thanks Sandy! … “a glad heart makes a happy face.” — Proverbs 15:13 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 10, 2014 at 7:20 pm

  4. Lovely pictures and happy anniversary.. The sunset glow is magnificient.. 🙂


    December 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    • Thanks Angela 🙂 It’s actually the nicest sunset we’ve had in a while. Winter clouds often seem heavy and low, which in turn tend to block the best moments for radiant glow. 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm

  5. Happy Anniversary and may you have many, many more of them. Love to you both, jeanxxx


    December 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  6. Congratulations on a special like this. I really thank God for His protection. !9 years is not one year. May His love and grace continue to reign in your home and in all that you do in the name of Jesus Christ.


    December 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm

  7. I had to smile when I read about the problems on your wedding day, because I had similar ‘disasters’ on mine. But as you say, looking back they become part of our memories, and what matters is that you have been together now for so long. Congratulations to you both.


    December 12, 2014 at 3:27 am

    • Thanks Elizabeth! Yup, you too? People put so much time/thought/effort/money into one day… but it was just one day and we can laugh about it now 🙂 Heh, some of those out-of-town guests will never let me forget how I “dragged” them into such ferocious winter weather, though 😉 ♥ ❤


      December 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

  8. Congrats and God bless you both!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    • Thanks iknitiatives! God can sure spin life into a great yarn 😉 ♥ ❤


      December 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm

  9. Beth

    Happy life ahead, even if I missed your day. Lovely photos and thanks for sharing.


    December 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    • Thanks Beth! These have been the best years of my life, so far 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm

  10. The Simple Beginner

    Your husband looks cool, rocking the long hair back then..was it called the mullet? And you were a gorgeous bride 😀


    March 9, 2015 at 2:37 am

    • Thanks Janice and YES he is one very cool guy! But …gasp… definitely NOT sporting a mullet!!! His hair was long, beautiful and silky-soft 🙂 ♥ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      March 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm

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  12. What a handsome couple!
    Congratulations to you both.

    Liked by 1 person

    November 5, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    • Thank you, dear Myra ❤ Only another month 'till we celebrate our 21st 🎉💕💝❣😍🤗 💜 Jackie@KWH

      Liked by 1 person

      November 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm

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