Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Side by Side

Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.”

Just fourteen and you sixteen,

And side by side, there we stood.

And side by side, your mother said I would end up like my mother.

And side by side, my father said you would end up like your father.

And side by side, we were the couple "least likely to succeed".

But then there was God,

And side by side, He smiled on us,

And side by side He said, this is good. This is very good.

And side by side, for forty years, He ain't never done us nothin' but good,

And side by side, the best is yet to be.

May 26th 1971-May 26th 2011


cynthia said...

How beautiful! Happy Anniversary. Debra.

Finding Pam said...

Congratulations on making it forty years. Here is to many more years. I love the oak trees.

Folks like us that have been married forever are very rare and precious.

That corgi :) said...

happy anniversary!! it just shows how awesome God is and how he works in people's lifes if they will allow him too! wonderful milestone to get to 40 years of marriage this day and age!! great picture of you both; may you both have a great day and many years ahead together!


Sonja said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful and genuine tribute to 40 years. I always think our 45 years is both a blessing from God and a true miracle!! To take 2 opposite people and mold their hearts and lives through the years is surely a miracle!

Have a wonderful day, you've both earned the right to celebrate!


john bord said...


They call me "Deb" said...

OHHHH how lovely! Happy Anniversary you two. May the Lord grant you more "GOOD" as you continue your journey with Him, side-by-side.

Trish said...

Love this...Happy Anniversary!

Maxine said...

This was absolutely so precious. God bless you, Debra and Happy Anniversary.

Katherinellen said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful post...Love the Oak Tree...God is good all the time...may God continue to be with you both in many years together...Smiles and Hugs~Katherinellen

Grayquill said...

Are you serious 14? You were still a child! Yikes...well you're no child now - not trying to be mean - it's just the truth. Congrats on 40 years. I like the picture...seriously 14?

Travis Cody said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love the symbolism for you in that great old tree.

goodnightgram said...

Congratulations - and many more!

Stacey said...

Happy Anniversary! That was beautiful!

Kathryn Magendie said...

forty years - Happy Anniversary!

don't you just love proving people wrong? when GMR and I were to marry, some people said, "I give it 6 months" .... we're on our 13yr so I guess we made it past 6 months *laugh* but 40 years - wow!

thehootingmind said...

this is a wow! i wish you more years to come together :) congratulation