I know this is a cooking class page for the young and old and all in between. But we have intertwined our lives with this page. I share our farm, our children and now our grandchildren with plenty of nonsense and randomness in between.
Our hearts desire is that you will be encouraged and inspired in all areas of your life. We are in this life together with you all. We are not better than anyone nor desire to be elevated. If you need help, we want to help, if you need love we are here to love you, if you need laughter we can make that happen too.
This month we celebrate our 30th anniversary of marriage. Way back when I was a little kid we got married, at the age of 20.
There were doubters, and those that thought we were nuts for all the children we were having.
•Love & commitment
•There is no 50/50 it's 110% from each of us
•Finding joy on many levels and with many things
•Gratitude towards each other and for each other
•Acts of unsolicited service
•Compliment each other- TELL EACH OTHER WHY YOU LOVE THEM. •Encourage each other
•Stay healthy for you, for your spouse children and grandchildren when they come. Do not neglect your physical appearance or health.
•Extend grace when grace is needed
•Helping out each other without grumbling or complaining
•Play and have fun, laugh like little kids
The biggest challenges will be those you are not prepared for. The ones that smack you hard and give you deep, intense emotional pain. The kind of pain that drags you to the pit of hell, where you feel as if you are climbing walls that you will never get out of or free from.
How will you handle this? Will you show Grace, humility and forgive? Or Will you be bitter, angry and flee?
There will be crossroads that we come to where we pause and think about what is next... Which way will you choose? Will you stay together or run to what your heart desires next?
Marriage can one of the hardest challenges if you are presented with the opportunity to marry.
To have into hold,
We will take the good and work through the bad
with good health and if sickness comes our way
to love, to cherish, adore each other until death will take us apart.
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. I unwrapped my veil & jewelry from the day we were married and tucked it in my suitcase.
I found a Vintage dress from value village. Nothing fancy. A little bit of toule on the bottom to match my veil. $6 perfection. I was worried that after all my buffet trips I would even be able to get it zipped up.... I wore my white tennis shoes and kept it simple. Tom kept it even simpler and wore MY white pants that embarrassingly fit him, lol.
To God be the glory for the good he has done!