|picture courtesy comfortspringstation.com
Hello friends! Happy New Year to all of you. I hope that you are well, happy and have been enjoying the Christmas season to the fullest. As my fur babies, Cassie and Garden, informed you in their Christmas post, I have had Covid for the last two weeks. I continue to recuperate and am doing well but find that coughing attacks still happen throughout the day and I need to rest frequently. From all I have read and heard this is completely normal. I am so grateful for prayers, support and love from my family, my church family, my friends and all of you, my dear readers. It has meant so very much! I am also so very grateful to have been fully vaccinated and boosted before catching Covid. I am certain that the vaccines have helped me to not have a worse case. Although Christmas Day was a bit of a downer, as I spent it in bed, I have truly enjoyed much of the Christmas holiday. I still have our lovely Christmas tree up and just love the colorful and bright lights. There are no big plans for New Year's Eve celebrations. The Mr. and I will spend it in our living room watching the ball drop.
But guess what is happening on New Year's Day??????
We will be celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary!
Where on earth have the years gone?
It was fun to look back at our wedding photos and remember that day. The church is the one I grew up in and the members were kind in leaving their poinsettias on the altar for our New Year's wedding. The big advent wreath was still hanging above the altar and the nativity was on the altar table. See the brass quintet in the choir loft? Two of the players were our music teachers growing up. It was very special to have them play at our wedding. And my sister is at the organ while another sister was my matron of honor. The children are my nieces and nephews. The Mr.'s brother was his best man and two lifelong friends were the ushers. Our wedding was definitely a family/friend affair!
I love this stained glass window at the back of the church and I'm so glad our photographer shot this picture of us in silhouette against the stained glass. It's one of my favorite photos from our wedding day.
I love this saying that was on our wedding napkins. It is so very true that the more love is shared, the more it grows.
It was a cold and cloudy January 1st in 1983 when we were married but we lucked out and had no snow! Here we are leaving the church in The Mr.'s Torino. We ended up having that car towed off the street about three months after we got married. But while it lasted it was a great car! It brought us to Asheville the very next day after our wedding and we began our married life together with many adventures to come!
And here we are, 40 years later. And, yes, we're still having adventures!
The years go by so quickly. And, for many reasons, I'm kind of glad that this year is almost done. There have been too many sorrows this past year. But, I don't want life to speed by so quickly. I want to savor time, continue to enjoy being together with The Mr. and our fur babies and enjoy all the good things that life has to offer. There is so much to be grateful for. And I surely am thankful for celebrating 40 years of marriage to The Mr. on New Year's Day!
I hope you enjoy a wonderful New Year's and I will be back next week with some thoughts as 2023 gets started!
Until Next Time,