I’m also praying about a happy occasion, my good friends are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary today. She didn’t want to celebrate on this day, but we all encouraged them to have their celebration, they are entitled. Actually, yesterday September 10th is their real anniversary date, but it had to be celebrated on the weekend. I’m happy for them, these days with so many divorces (and even no marriages with just people living together) it’s quite an accomplishment to be able to live to celebrate a 50th wedding! It makes me a little sad I will never celebrate a 50th anniversary, and maybe not even a 25th! This would have been the year for my 50th anniversary too.
My special friends had a sad start for their wedding fifty years ago – their wedding day was September 10, 1960, in Miami, FL, the day Hurricane Donna hit! They went ahead and married even though there was water in the church! Their guests didn’t make it, only their parents and the Best Man and Matron of Honor, along with the organist, and the minister.
When I first heard the story of their wedding day I was amazed and a little amused, not thinking how heartbreaking it was. They did get a few pictures, but only snapshots. I don’t have any pictures of them to share, not even a recent picture, but I wanted to share their story with you.
I’m praying they will have a nice celebration of a wonderful 50 year marriage! I have known them most of this time, we met in 1966 when we moved to our new house next door to them. We had our babies together, raised our children together, and were always there for each other! They were there for me when my marriage ended in a devastating divorce after 21 years. Our friendship is even stronger today in our autumn years, with our children grown and lots of sweet grandchildren!
Yes, my dear friends, celebrate! Celebrate your successful marriage, celebrate good health, celebrate life, celebrate happiness,! We need happiness, especially on this day.
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary, DeAnn and Ed!!
May God bless you with many more years together!