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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

25 yrs. ago today!

I would love to tell you that I'm writing this aboard a huge cruise ship heading towards the Bahamas. Can you see the white sandy beach up ahead, turquoise waters and smell the salty air?? Or perhaps snuggled in a log cabin in the mountains, warming up by the fire after a day of skiing, or maybe even flying overseas for the first time, anxiously awaiting the tour of a lifetime. But NOPE, none of these places are where I'm writing from. I'm just at home, like most days, only this one I awoke to an awful noise of dear hubby throwing up in the bathroom that gave me the heebie jeebies! On our 25th wedding anniversary to beat all!!! (How dare he get sick today of all days)!! LOL

Actually, we had made reservations a few wks. ago to take a little trip to Gatlinburg, Tn. for a few days. But last wk. we realized things weren't working out for us to go, so we cancelled, but weren't really sure of the reason. Now we know~I'm so glad we were at home when he got sick instead of stuck in some motel several hrs. from home. The Lord knew ahead of time and I'm so thankful we listened to that 'still small voice'. The voice that tells you things you sometimes don't want to hear, but it's always for your benefit.

I thank the Lord all the time for giving me such a wonderful man all these yrs. He's never gotten mad at me or the kids, he's always loved us w/the kind of love that only God can give. The kind that Christ loved his bride with, the church. So I just want to mention, that even tho' we didn't get to celebrate in the way I had pictured for a long, long time, I'm just so thankful and glad that we have such a wonderful relationship (with the Lord at the head of it) and that we're together today, despite the sick germs.

On the flip side~I've gotten to spend most the day stitching(in between playing nursemaid), which has been really therapeutic for me, and didn't have to do any chores or even fix dinner~ I gave myself the day off. LOL

I hope whether you are single, married or dating, that each of you experiences what TRUE love is all about~the LOVE that God has for each one of us and gave up His Son for us so that we can have a real, true relationship w/Him.

My honey ordered this beautiful cake the other day, good thing or he wouldn't have gotten to eat any of it today.
I ordered this heart spring from a dear friend~ Sheila and as always, she added a few things to the box.Thanks again Sheila, I treasure it all, but esp. our 'online' friendship!
This is a little stitchery that I added bits of wool to and turned into a flange pillow.And a little snowman purse that I forgot to show awhile back, using a freebie pattern. The handles actually make 6 pockets on it. I still need to add the magnetic snap.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!


Danice said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful cake. Thanks for sharing this with us all :)

Christine said...

Happy anniversary - so sorry to hear DH is poorly.
You have so many lovely stitcheries and I really love the gifts from Sheila - what a dear friend!
Hope you get your trip away v. soon!

Sheila said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Sorry to hear hubby is under the weather.
Your post was very touching Tanya and I pray you have many, many more loving years together. One day, the time will be right for that special trip ;-)
hugz to ya my friend,

Sweet Sue said...

Such a pretty red post, Happy V-Day:) And a Happy 25th to you both Tanya, your celebration another day will be all the more special:)

Raggedy Creations said...

Happy Anniversary Tanya. So sorry your hubby is sick. Hope he feels better soon.


Catherine said...

Hope hubby feels better! Happy Anniversary!

Peggy Lee said...

Aww..poor hubby. Hope he feels better soon.
Thanks for sharing all your beautiful pics.

cucki said...

i hope your hubby feels better soon..
happy anniversary xx

Country Prims said...

Happy anniversary and I hope you and hubby can celebrate soon on a wee trip:)
I am loving all your beautiful decor-you have an abundance of 'love' theme going on there!lol!
Shay x

Patty C. said...

Sorry Hubby is sick.
I hope you all enjoy some time when he feels better.

Beautiful photos ;)

Carol said...

Happy 25th, Tanya!! Wishing you many more happy years together :)

Angie Berry said...

Aw Tanya, that is wonderful that you have been together that long and have such a beautiful relationship! Happy Anniversary!! Sorry that hubby is too sick to enjoy it but like you said, it's a good thing you were home for this.

I enjoyed looking at all your Valentines decor and hearts in your home. You have lots of wonderful things! Love Sheila's heart spring and the extra goodies she sent with it!

Hope you have a wonderful week and hubby gets to feeling better real soon~

The Wooden Acorn said...

Oh wait till I see your husband next....just kidding, just kidding. The two of you make such a cute couple and I wish you another 25 years of bliss.

I hope your hubby is feeling much, much better Happy 25th!!!! Take care dear Tanya.