I Know Whom I Have Believed...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Twelve Thousand Days of True Love

We actually said I do on that very first date...

Shy girl and shy boy in a crowded room jammed full of people and we didn’t see any of them...

Heart all aflutter as the boy/man rescues a lost purse and captures my heart...

His dimples were so cute!!

Eight months pass with sweet stop sign kisses and plans for the future...

We say I do again, but this time before God and one of His men as our journey begins...

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We work

We play

We make memories

Time passes swiftly as our bond becomes stronger and love grows deeper...

I discover my guitar player is also a singer...and a songwriter...who composes melodies about EVERYTHING...

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Our family tree grows 3 new branches...BOYS...so alike yet completely different and husband and wife also become mom and dad...

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Blessings abound and joy overflows and it couldn’t possibly get any better...

The songs keep coming...

Seasons pass and our branches grow and lo and behold they are joined by beautiful new growth

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and buds bloom and before you know it there are...

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little Thompson grandflowers

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Babies of our babies

And we glow in the journey of having daughters and being nanna and poppa and the

songs burst forth with no effort at all...

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And after 35 years we still say I do...

To have...
as many more years together as the Lord allows

To hold...
as tightly as we can to the Rock that is secure

From this day forward...
until He comes or calls us home

For better...
which it is every single day

For worse...
which we overcome by trusting God and leaning on each other 

For richer...
as our blessings are priceless and many

For poorer...
as the sacrifices were not made in vain...

In sickness and in health...
because that is what you do for someone you love and back rubs and M&M’s can sometimes cure what ails you...

Until death do us part...
so let’s go out with a song...

According to the figures,
we have been married for

12,785 days
1826 weeks
306,840 hours
18,410,400 minutes
or
1,104,624,000 seconds

and I am thankful for
every -
single -
second -
with you...

Happy Anniversary my love,

Never stop singing....

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28 thoughts:

Ben said...

It doesn't matter what you write, it always makes me cry. I love you both very much!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary! How wonderful! I loved reading about your love story. God bless both of you and all your precious family!
Love,
Sandy

Jan said...

What an absolutely beautiful, thoughtful and imaginative look at your love story!!
Happy Anniversary as you are surrounded by your blessed family.

Carrie said...

Awesome! So proud to be part of the Thompson family tree! Happy anniversary!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Congratulations! I love the way you penned your love. He may write the tunes, but you write songs with your words. Let him put them to music!!!

peace~elaine

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow 35!!! this brings a smile to my face....this is the way I remember your boys. This post is so beautiful

Chatty Crone said...

What a wonderful love story. So sweet and I enjoyed it. Happy Anniversary. Sandie

Cathy said...

Oh, that is precious, my friend. You two are very blessed. Happy Anniversary! I loved all the pretty pictures. So sweet ~ Love you ~

Denise said...

Happy Anniversary dear sis, love you so much. This post was a heart blessing.

melanieabneyphotography said...

Karen, this is your best yet. Your words just blow me away. You are simply one of a kind with a talent beyond rare. Happy Anniversary to the both of you.

Wanda said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen. Happy Anniversary and may the two enjoy many more wonderful years saying I do.

Jerralea said...

What a sweet anniversary tribute! May you have many more days to live, laugh and sing together.

Tammi said...

This was such a sweet post, Karen. I wish you both a happy anniversary and many more years of precious memories! Thanks for encouraging me too. This gives such hope to us younger couples out here who are going on 17+ years or more. :)
Hugs
Tammi

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

You are a very blessed woman, Karen. May the Lord give you many more years together.

Bernadine said...

What a sweet, inspiring love story. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Debbie said...

Sweet post! Happy Anniversary! Hope you have many more years to "sing" together!

Holley Gerth said...

So Sweet! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Sweet.



hint I call you "Nanna"

Just Be Real said...

Blessings and hugs to you Karen. Thank you for all your encouraging words to me.

Connie Arnold said...

What a beautifully written post, Karen! It's a great way to celebrate an anniversary with the lovely memories. Wishing you many more happy years, memories and blessings!

Peggy said...

Blessings and Congratulations Rick and Karen!!! Really more than 12,000 days of true love and so beautifully shared and passed on... each moment, each minute, each word I second and ask Our Lord to multiply the wonder and the wonderful years and blessings with MORE LOVE and MORE of HIM! Love how you declared the vows... love how you so beautifully do tributes!

This is one that is well worth treasuring and watching the seasons, blossoms and branches producing the most precious fruit in words that only you could pen.

How did I miss this! So glad I remembered the day! Just one more year and one week I have minus 16.
How do I calculate or erase or count! Wish mine was more like yours! Yet love stories are rare just like you!

Hugs... and many more,
Peggy
ps...your dil of your oldest resembles you! How precious the photos and done in such good taste.
Love the image of the tree with roots in Him, branches and buds!
Awesome!

Melanie Dorsey said...

Congratulations!
My husband and I just had our 25th on the first of this month.
Thanks for leaving such a heartfelt comment on my post about my Mamaw.

Farida said...

Happy 35th anniversary Ms Karen! It is a joy to still find couples together when divorce and annulment is very common. Despite the changing times, your love for each other has grown and has become more profound.

Wishing you many more blessed years together as you continue to inspire those around you ♡

Just Be Real said...

((((Karen))))

LisaShaw said...

My friend, I loved this...so tender and precious! I love how we get to see all the precious blooms God has blossomed from the love of you and your hubby! I have the same experience with my hubby and family. Precious!

Blessings to you and your husband for many many more years together!

Love you!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I am so happy for you but my heart aches for my loss.
God bless you, yours and the work of your hands and heart.

my diary said...

nice post thanks for sharing ...looking for to visit more...blessings

thekingsharbour said...

Incredibly beautiful!

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