Saturday, December 5, 2009


A few days ago we celebrated another wedding anniversary.  It was a happy day....we didn't do anything special though because we were both busy with prior engagements..... but I was happy to know that the boy had not forgotten, as very early that morning....even before the birds had started their morning chatter....he had touched my face gently and whispered the words "Happy Anniversary"..... not knowing that I was awake.

We were married 48 years ago....and yet it doesn't seem that long.  The two of us not knowing what was ahead, but trusting in each other that we could make this journey together.  What did we know of life.... or of each other for that matter.  We just knew that we wanted to be together

How young we look in this photo....newly married and about to leave for the reception.... my husband somewhat nervous about the speech he knew he had to front of  people,  some of whom he had never seen in his life before.....Oh the joy....and the terror!


Almost ready to leave the reception...(me in my going away outfit which was the tradition for the times.)
I had made this outfit myself....a softly flared skirt and a three quarter sleeved jacket with boat neckline collar finished with a soft bow.... and the fabric was a beautiful sea green paper silk which I had bought in Thailand just months before. The headpiece was draped with tendrils of lily of the valley echoing the colour of the fabric, and those were my wedding shoes (white pearlescent leather).... and soft suede gloves .  It all seemed so important at the time.....

               Now lets move on a few years......                

And here we are celebrating our 25th anniversary with our beautiful daughters

Our girls eventually moved away to the bright lights, big city, to follow their careers....marry.....and have a family of their own....
And there we were again....back where we started....just the two of us.

What wonderful years they have been and what memories of those times.....
Yes... there have been disappointments....yes....there has been grief and pain with the deaths of much loved parents and a younger sister....but the joys far outweighed the sadness.

He tried to leave me....three times.....but the doctors brought him back... a little worse for wear....but he still had things to do on earth....obviously.   And time goes by....another year comes and goes... and we are still learning about each other. The memory is failing....but not the sense of humour.

 How lucky we have been so far on this journey of a lifetime, happy in each other's company....making no demands of each other....just enjoying our time.... together


Journaling Woman said...

You both are as beautiful today as yesterday. I want to take your wedding photo and put it on my wall -it is so beautiful. And I love that you made your beautiful going away outfit. I too have made thousands of pieces of clothing in my life, your outfit thrills me.

Congratulations on 48 years. I admire you both. Imagine yourself hugged by me.

A Melbourne Girl said...

Hugs from me too. Big ones to you both.

48 years and so many more to come. YEY!

White Dove said...

Thank you both for your comments.....Haven't mentioned this post to my husband yet.... if he sees it, it may be our first ever fight! I'll just keep quiet about it x

Fatbrideslim said...

I love this post. I'm a sucker for love stories!

Happy anniversary xo

White Dove said...

Thankyou Lily....Aren't we all.

William Dunigan said...

Greetings to all, in the name of our both Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ, and our soon coming King of Kings and Lord of Lord's.
Some within our world today...are saying...if not with words, by their life style, Jesus: if you're truly coming back again...Please...make it at a later time...also let me know a few months in advance, so that I can change my life style, as I'm now living it up, to the fullest extent, me being involved with sinful practices.

Let me say this: there is no life within sinful practices, When living your life in sin, you're not truly living you're only existing, from day to day.
Partaking in sinful practices has the appearance of living it up...even so; you're only partaking of a rebellious also a seducing spirit, also selling your soul far too cheaply.

True fun is flowing in life...true life only comes from the giver of life...the one who gives life and that more abundantly, "Jesus."

Warm Regards

William Dunigan

White Dove said...

Thank you William for your vist ...God Bless


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