12.21.2007

Happy Anniversary to Us!


Look what I found on my kitchen table today. It's our anniversary! Yay for us -- I look back many years and wonder how we managed to pull through and end up where we are today. This girl from a small town in Southern Alberta in Canada happened to meet a boy from the big city of Denver, Colorado (in the United States, for heaven's sake!) and look at us now.

Today we have been married for 33 years (gasp! -- how did that happen? I still feel the same way inside as I did when we first met!), we both managed to graduate from college (he did it way sooner than I did - he did it in 1978 and it took me till 2004!), we have 3 wonderful, bright, funny and loving children, 2 equally wonderful in-laws, and 4 grandchildren that are the lights of our lives. We have lived at 23 different addresses in 11 different cities and 7 different states. We started out poverty-level poor and we can look back in amazement at the progress we've made over the past 33 years. We have come a long way together!

There have been church callings that we can't begin to count, jobs with more companies than I can remember, there have been multiple highs and lows but there has always been love. That's the bottom line. And if I was given the choice to do it again, I wouldn't change a thing. As the song by the Forrester Sisters says:


"I'd choose you again, I'd choose you again.
If God gave me the chance to do it all again.
Oh, I'd carefully consider every choice and then
Out of all the boys in the world I'd choose you again."
And I would. Without a second thought.

Love you, sweetie! Happy Anniversary! Let's have another 33 years together.

10 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

happy anniversary, guys! i'm sure happy you guys got married ALL those years ago! :)

Nat Lud said...

Happy 33rd Anniversary! And I was thinking my upcoming 8th was a big one. I loved reading your stats--you guys have had a busy 33 years. Here's to 33 more!!

Jenny Doan said...

Happy Anniversary! I am with you on this. There are ups and downs, but always love! I too am thankful for my guy. Aren't we lucky, thankful, blessed, etc...

Emily said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I love those kind of roses. I had those as part of my wedding, a favorite! Your hubby has good taste!

Jori said...

Happy Anniversary Jan! That was such a sweet post, it made me teary. I am glad we're not the only ones that move alot. Ryan and I think we have gypsy blood.;)

Hacking it up said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you guys had a nice day together! 33 years!-AWESOME! You two are such great people, and together, even greater! Congrats! We love you!

Lance and Steph

Hayley said...

happy anniversary (a day late!) wow - you guys are amazing!

Kristi said...

Happy Anniversary to you!! I'm sorry this is late :) You two are one sweet couple :)

Mel said...

Happy Anniversary, late. OOps, sorry! Hope you had a wonderful day.

VO2 Fitness said...

How can you be married for 33 years when you just turned 30 just the other day???? I am so confused:) Congrats!