Monday, May 28, 2012

20 Summers

This is the beginning of my 20th summer with this man. In August we'll celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It's sweet and humbling to look back over the past 19 summers together and consider all we've been through.

To some, we've had it easy-breezy.

To others, they've walked the rough road of life alongside us.

Then there are the things that have really changed us, made us who we are and dug deeper than we ever thought imaginable that no one else even knows about. Don't we all have those kinds of life experiences? Do you???

To us, we've weathered the storms only by God's grace alone.

We have had some very magical moments, very sad heart-breaking seasons, tough decisions to make, many decisions we wished we didn't make, others we wish we had made and still others that were just what we needed to do.

We are very much showing our ages. Our early 40's have shown us how very quickly life goes spinning by. Didn't really see that in our 20's & 30's, but somehow when I turned the big 4--0 I realized that life is really FAST. Raise your hand if you feel the same......only over 40's can answer that!!

Aging. That thing just gets me. I hate the wrinkles and yucky skin texture on me, but PandaPop seems to enjoy them and even prefer them. Whaaaaa???? Yep. He sees them as a beautiful way that we are growing older together.

I know.  I'm blessed beyond measure with him.

We are very excited to enter this 20th summer as a family of four. Certainly not the family we had envisioned so long ago, but then who really knows what their family is going to turn out like? Not many.......if any.

I take so many pics on my i*Phone that I rarely get my nice new fancy pants camera out for anything except actual photo shoots. Love the color tints that the phone apps can overlay because......well....they are fun! This pic is from my phone today with just us four going to the store for summer craft supplies for me & the girls.

I love this photo.

I love this family of four.

I love this man.


  1. I love this family! Counting down the days to be WITH YOU!!!

  2. Today is our 20th wedding anniversary. I'm so glad I found someone to share the ups and downs of life with. Continued blessings to you and your sweet hubby!

  3. Is it allowed that I teared up when I read this post and saw that awesome picture? Love you :)