Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Anniversary!!!

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary. How well I remember that day. He picked me up at 6:00 in the morning and we drove the three hours to the Manti Temple where we were married in the Blue Room. My parents, his mother, and a few other people attended. It was simple and yet oh so beautiful. Heaven was with us and has been ever since. And I don't mean that everything since then has been wonderful and glorious. We've argued, worried, cried, struggled, and hurt together, but heaven was our goal and so somehow we worked it all out.

But we've also dreamed, rejoiced, danced, celebrated, and prayed together. Then heaven was with us. It's been a lot of work, but it has been worth it. I've come to realize through it all that love isn't something you fall in or out of. Love is something you make happen.

13 comments:

Wendi said...

Perfect last sentence. Happy anniversary. :)

Cathy said...

How beautiful, I am so happy for you both and your family.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Beautiful picture of you, also. Hope Heaven is in your home for always. xoxoxo
Cathie

Laresa said...

How beautiful. Happy Anniversay! I am so glad that I had you as a wonderful example.

Tamarie said...

Congratulations, you two! Thanks for your inspiring words.

Amy said...

Oh, Happy Anniversary, you two! Thanks for being such a great example to me of a happy eternal marriage. I love you both!

Becky Rose said...

Thanks for this post. Wish everyone I knew had this kind of marriage.

cathy bubert said...

Happy Anniversary! Meleah your photograpy is amazing (just like you)!

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Wendi, Thank you!

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Cathy, Cathie, Laresa, Tamarie, Amy, Becky, and Cathy, Thanks to all of you for the well wishes. We had a wonderful evening. Everything was perfect.

Susan said...

Ohmygoodness, we have the same Anniversary Day! Bob and I celebrated our 43rd this year.
Wow. You have such good taste! (haha)

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Susan, Happy anniversary to you! That is fun!

The Texans said...

Congratulations Sherrie! I agree that it was a great post and a great picture! Blessings be with you for many more years to come!