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Thursday, January 15, 2009
A Look Back
We had a sweet 42nd Anniversary Day together. I love him more deeply with every passing year. He has loved me even when I have been unlovely, with an unconditional, unselfish love. His faith and depth of character call me to something higher. I am so blessed.

I thought I'd give you a little peek back to where those 42 years began and the early years of our family.


January 14, 1967





My soldier. Far too soon after our marriage, the letter from Uncle Sam arrived, and we had to say good-by. He was off to Vietnam - a difficult time.

He was home in time for the birth of our first child.



Scott Stephen - born May 1, 1969


Two little boys and fun camping on July 4th - Todd's birthday.

Brothers - I often wished I could freeze time and keep these two precious little guys just this way for a long, long time.



A precious little daughter added to the family. We were complete.


In 1982 we caught a bit of the "pioneer spirit" and left New York for Texas. We are so glad we did. This was the house we rented while my husband built us the house we are presently living in.

There you have it. A little look back.

Blessings,

 
  posted at 12:14 PM
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14 Comments:
At 12:56 PM, Blogger Sandi said...

thank you for sharing with us a look back.

 
At 2:10 PM, Blogger grammy said...

Thanks for sharing. It is fun to look back isn't it? Great family pics!

 
At 2:53 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

How wonderful!! 42 years--amazing! Here's to 42 more!
Thanks for stopping by!

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger Abba's Girl said...

Thanks for sharing the big moments of your life with us.

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope it was wonderful!

Love, Jess

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Sounds like a wonderful day - I especially love the picture of you so very pregnant and with his hat on your head - too cute! You were as wide as you are tall. No offense! So cute.

 
At 12:27 AM, Blogger Prairie Chick said...

Oh, Linda! This was just WONDERFUL. I loved learning more of you like this. My heart is just palpitating about the thought of Vietnam and how hard that must have been. The Lord has been good to you!

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Angela said...

Congratulations - God bless you all xx

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Tiffany Stuart said...

Wow, loved seeing your journey with your precious family. Thank you for sharing and thank you for commenting on my Laced with Grace post yesterday. Your words touched me.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 
At 5:46 AM, Blogger Linds said...

I loved looking at your "look back" Linda! So many blessings, especially the man you have beside you now. Have a great weekend!

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Happy Anniversary Linda, I loved your photos and seeing you and your family through the years :-)

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger PEA said...

Oh, Linda, such wonderful pictures...look at you as a beautiful bride!! I know what you mean about wishing you could freeze time to when your kids were small, so often I wish the same thing:-) I miss my boys being babies again!! xoxo

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Bethgem said...

I love seeing all those old photos! Congratulations.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

Oh congratulations on 42 years! I love the look down memory lane. I can totally see my boys in yours... I'm already feeling the bittersweet of them growing up so fast every day. Treasure every moment right? What a beautiful family you have Linda.

 

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