Thursday, September 18, 2008

Today's our 49th Wedding Anniversary

Here we are on September 18, 1959 on our wedding day!
Both of us originally came from Minnesota, but we met our here in Colorado. I had finished my RN degree and three of us nurses came out to CO after hearing one of our classmates talk about the wonders of this state. I intended to stay only a year - but then I met this tall, blond, wonderful Christian man and ended up marrying him and staying here in Colorado! We raised three wonderful children here - and are now enjoying having grandchildren and great grandchildren.
I feel so blessed as we look back on our 49 years. We thank the Lord for leading us together.

22 comments:

Susie said...

Happy Anniversary! Loved seeing the wedding photo of you two.
A long and happy marriage is truly one of God's greatest blessings.
xo

Charlotte said...

Happy Anniversary to a lovely couple. You still look like you did way back then - just as lovely as ever.
Next year will be the bit 5-0. I know you are looking forward to that.

Monday through Sunday said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a GREAT picture!!

bj said...

Oh, Ruthie...49 years. That is so nice. Bill and I will celebrate our 49th next April. Aren't we blessed!!!

Your wedding picture is lovely and your sweet man is, indeed, very handsome...just as you are pretty!

BP said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 49 years! That is wonderful. I like your wedding picture.

Jan Parrish said...

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
We love you lots!

salmagundi said...

I came to visit through BJ at Sweet Nothings, and I found out you also live in Colorado and are celebrating an anniversary. Congratulations!! We also have lived in Colorado forever and just last week celebrated our 50th anniversary. Amazing! Sally

Deb said...

Hi Ruthie, and congratulations to you and your DH on your 49th Wedding Anniversary! What I love most about your blog is your lovely spirit. Then I'm blown away by the way your husband is still so attentive after all these years and I know that he's a gift to you from God and you to him. The beautiful pictures and China stories are just the icing on the cake. I pray that this time is the most blessed you two have ever been!
Deb

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Congrats on 49 years! What a huge accomplishment. You guys look so cute in your wedding picture. The Lord is so good!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a beautiful couple the two of you make!! Hugs, Terrie

Technonana said...

HOW ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Sassy Granny ... said...

49 years of marriage is some sort of hallmark in this age of easy in/easy out marriages. Congratulations! What an honor to the Lord is your commitment and longevity.

Terry, my own DH, and I will celebrate 42 years this November.

May the years ahead be even better than the best of years passing.

Kathleen

Jeanette said...

Happy 49th Anniversary Ruthie, with many years of happiness to come. lovely wedding photo..


I was Married 3 july 59. but lost my Darling just after our 45th Anniversary...

G.L.H. said...

Many, many congratulations!! I love that your smile is the same after all these years.

May the Lord bless you with many, many more!

--Barbara

Sweetie said...

Happy Anniversary! You are just as beautiful now as you were 49 years ago. You have reached your goal. Your blog is fun, uplifting, and encouraging.
Sweetie

Robin Lambright said...

Happy Anniversary, when I look back at my 26 year marriage and look ahead at all the years to come, I am so comforted by thoes of you who have set the example for all of us. The culture tells us that marriages are disposable, but God tells us that the bond between a man and a woman is a covenat relationship. Praise God for your example and for your blessed union. Whishing you many more happy years together.

Mimi said...

Happy Anniversary!!
such a wonderful time you have had together...one can tell by the smiles always on both of your faces...
enjoy all your travel with friends and your RV

Aliene said...

Happy 49th Anniversary! You gave me an idea about my black and white wedding pictures. My husband & I will have our 50th on Nov.14th. Enyoyed looking at your blog. Aliene

SweetAnnee said...

Look at you two lovebirds..you both are just beaming will love.!!

Thanks for sharing such wonderful pics..
deena

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary!

Megan DiMaria said...

Happy Anniversary!

A prisoner of hope,
Megan

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

A late Happy Anniversary Ruthie! how beautiful you two are :D. What a wonderful celebration next year!

Hugs,
Kathi :)