A Forty Year Legacy in the Making!

Forty years of marriage; whew! Our anniversary is next Sunday and the kids are all here celebrating with us this week. Having them with us during this time and being all together has been wonderful. We've been looking at family photos. I love vintage photos and family history.

We are blessed to have long-lasting marriages in our families. My grandparents married in the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, they didn't live long and passed before their fiftieth anniversary mark.



But my Mom and Dad were married fifty years just before my Dad died.



My husband’s parents were married for 37 years before his mom passed on, way too early in life.





We were married on August 7, 1971. The family is heading out to San Diego tomorrow for more fun out there celebrating on the beach!


• Be devoted and give preference to one another. (Romans 12:10)
• Accept one another. (Romans 15:7)
• Care for one another. (1 Corinthians 12:25)
• Carry each other’s burdens. (Galatians 6:2)
• Forgive one another. (Ephesians 4:32)
• Encourage, build up one another. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
• Spur one another on to love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)
• Confess your sins to one another. (James 5:16)
• Pray for one another. (James 5:16)

Comments

  1. What a delight indeed to see "news of joy, celebration of life and hearts filled with love" instead of daily depressing news! I adore all the photos and you all look awesome!

    Happy Anniversary sister Mary. May God bless you with many more years and protect you as you travel. Love to you.

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  2. Oh Congratulations my friend. What a milestone. I loved seeing those pictures. The trends sure do change don't they?
    My parents will be married 57 years on the 8th. I hope my husband and I have that many years together as well.
    Have fun celebrating with your family!
    HUGS
    Kim

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  3. Happy Anniversary!!! How wonderful to have all the family there. I know you are enjoying visiting and making new memories. Have a great time. Hugs, Marty

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  4. You two look so cute and young! How wonderful that so many in your family have had lasting marriages. It seems that the trend these days isn't quite was it used to be. Happy Anniversary to you two; enjoy!

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  5. Happy Anniversary sweet lady!
    You both look so adorable!!
    Blessings!!!!
    Hugs! xoxox

    Deborah xoxo

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  6. I love these pictures! 40 yrs. of marriage is such a blessing. Happy Anniversary my smiling friend. Have fun enjoying this time celebrating with your family and have a very blessed time in San Diego.

    Love you,
    Alleluiabelle

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  7. Congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary! My husband and I are also celebrating our
    40th on October 9. Being married that long is quite an accomplishment in today's world and also a great blessing. Have fun celebrating!

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  8. oh what a beautiful couple! And no wonder, with all of those scriptures as your foundation. And what a great heritage.

    My hearty congratulations! Here's to 40 more!

    xo

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  9. Oh Mary this blessed my heart so much!! Beautiful photos...precious!

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. May you see MANY MORE glorious years together in love with God and one another.

    Enjoy each other and your family.

    Love you much!

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  10. Mary,
    Congratulations to you and your hubby! What a wonderful, wonderful celebration. Loving all the different wedding pictures.

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  11. Congratulations!!! Happy anniversary :)

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  12. I just love stories of long marriages where the husband and the wife stay faithful to each other through thick and thin in sickness and in health for riches or for poorer... praise GOd indeed for the legacy of faithfulness in marriage in your family line. This is a generational blessing that will go down even to your children. What a testimony and God is given the glory.

    COngratulations, dear Mary! Thanks for sharing the pictures you all looked very happy.

    This post brought such a smile to my heart...

    Much love
    Lidj

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