Friday, April 3, 2020

Fifteen and Counting!


Mark 10:6-8
"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'  For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be unified to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.  So they are no longer two, but one flesh."

Yesterday, April 2nd, my husband, Danny, and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.  Wow!  Can that much time really have flown by since we said, "I do?"

We have traditionally marked our anniversaries with glorious trips to mountain cabins.






Of course, in these unprecedented times, travel is out of the question.  Our state of Georgia is now in full lock-down for the remainder of the month, and Governor Kemp has cancelled the rest of the school year for K-12 students.  Absolutely surreal!

So, this anniversary, Danny and I will stay put, recalling the blessings and the joy these years have brought to both of us.  Has it always been an easy road?  Not by a long shot!  We've had our share of bumps and potholes along the way, but never anything that the two of us, with God's help, couldn't overcome.

And we will persevere together as the coming days unfold, thankful to the Lord who brought us together, and who keeps us together, strong in the faith.

Happy Anniversary, Danny!  I love you now more than ever!


Even if the only view we enjoy this year is our own back yard.

Amen!

42 comments:

  1. With best most sincere wishes for your anniversary Martha and Danny. Many happy returns and many years of joy and good health. Praying for you and your whole family.

    God bless you all always.

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    1. Thank you, Victor! Praying for you and yours, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  3. Congratulations on your anniversary, you both look lovely and I am sure it will be fun and a blessing to recall all the tripos you made in the past. Maybe lots of photo's?

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    1. Oh, yes, Marja, we have a TON of photos from our various trips, and I was just looking at some of them yesterday. I have faith we'll be able to go to the mountains in the future.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Happy Anniversary and though you will not be able to do all you would desire I hope you will still find it very memorable. Wishing you both long life, good health, and many happy memories😀❤️🌹🎊🌹🎉

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    1. Thanks so much for the well-wishes, Valerie! Yes, it was a wonderful day, and I can't thank God enough for His blessings.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Happy Anniversary, Martha and Danny! Happiness is a mindset; joy in the moment.

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    1. Yes, Myra, happiness IS a mindset, that's for sure. We will all get through these crazy times.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Happy anniversary!! Joe and I will celebrate 35 years next month. We have always tried to do something special on the big ones that are 5 years apart and were thinking about going to Nashville for this one. Not to be. We will press on and perhaps get to celebrate big for the 36th. You both look great! I love the photos! May God continue to bless your marriage and family in all the years ahead!

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    1. Wow, Terri, 35 years!!! That's fabulous! I do wish you all could do something special, but it looks like we're all in the same boat at this time and place. Maybe, next year . . .
      Thanks for the compliments, too!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. And the view in your backyard looks pretty nice from here! Sometimes there's just no place like home!! Enjoy being together...as I know you are already doing. The mountains will still be there when this is all over.

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    1. Yes, Pamela, the mountains will still be there when all is said and done. In the meantime, we will enjoy what views we have. And I must agree that there is no place like home. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  8. The view from your own backyard looks mighty pretty to me! There is no place like Georgia, in my opinion. CONGRATULATIONS on 15 years of marriage! May God grant you many more healthy, happy yaers together enjoying His many blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl, and yes, we are blessed to live in a home surrounded by woods and wildlife. Always something new to see and appreciate. Georgia is certainly a special state in which to live, and we are enjoying spring unfolding before our eyes.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Happy anniversary to you and Danny! Even though you can't celebrate with a mountain getaway, spending time at home with the person you love is a special celebration too. I hope you have many more happy years together!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! Yes, we are making the best of an unusual situation and appreciating each other in new and valuable ways. So, all is not lost!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Happy anniversary Martha and Danny! I pray that you will make special memories today even though you can't go to a special place. May the Lord bless you both abundantly.

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    1. Thanks so much, Diane! Yes, memories can be made even in the most ordinary places, and we are so grateful to have this home in the woods, and more importantly, each other.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Happy Anniversary, Martha and Danny! May the Lord Bless you with many more years together💕

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    1. Thank you, Beckie! Yes, we certainly feel the Lord's blessings at this time.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Congrats to both of you Martha. My guess is Danny married above his pay grade. And I bet he would agree with me! Why? He is a wise man. :) :) The one good thing about love is that it knows no bounds or boundaries.

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    1. Lol, Bill! I won't tell Danny you said that. But you are so right about love knowing no bounds or boundaries. We are just content and happy to have one another.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Happy 15th Anniversary, Martha, and may the Lord bless you with many many more.
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and all you love, and keep you well in these troubled times. In God we trust.
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. Thanks so much, Shaz, for your well wishes! Yes, God is holding us close in these days, and may you feel surrounded by His peace and comfort, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. A blessed celebration of your walk together as one, Martha and Danny! As you continue to love each other as Christ loves His Church, may your marriage be an example to others. God Bless you.

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    1. Thank you, Diane, for your kind and uplifting words here. I do hope the love we share will be a positive example for others in their marriages. Faith and trust in the Lord has made us strong together and for each other.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Happy Anniversary to both of you! It is amazing how fast the years fly by! I remember often reading of your excursions to the mountains, and I'm sad for you, that you aren't able to travel to celebrate. So many celebrations on hold because of the virus. Many blessings to you both!!!

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    1. Yes, so many celebrations are on hold for now, Marilyn, but with God's help, we will all get through this time, stronger and more faithful than ever!
      Love and blessings!

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  16. Happy Anniversary!!! I'm happy for you two! And I appreciate your attitude; it's good to be with your loved one, regardless of where it is.

    Blessings to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you so much, Floyd! These days do find us so thankful for God's love and protection.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. Happy Anniversary to you and Danny! May God bless you with more years of health and learning and growing together.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim! We never know what the enfolding years will bring, but when we can depend on one another, whether in marriage or in friendship, we know that God is in the midst of it all. Thanking Him for His continued presence!
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Belated Anniversary congratulations to you! Although you couldn't travel for that special day, your back yard looks pretty nice to me! Love all those trees!

    You two make a beautiful couple. Your testimony of how the Lord has blessed your union is wonderful. May you have many many more of these happy days!

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    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Barbara, for your kind comments here! Yes, we feel blessed to live in a forest. In fact, if we can't book a cabin with a view, we think, "Why bother?" We have God's creation surrounding us already. I'm praying that God does have many years of togetherness in store for us.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Happy anniversary. I am so happy for you both!

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