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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mr. P......OLM,,He Still Makes My Heart Skip A Beat

Hello everyone,  OLM at http://primitivesbyoldeladymorgan.blogspot.com/ is having a giveaway in honor of her follwers reaching  175.  I think it has reached 187.  Congratulations  on all your followers.  As part of the giveaway we have to do a post on what makes our heart skip a beat.  The timing was perfect for me as tomorrow Mr. P and I celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. He and I will head out in the morning for a quick anniversary get away, so I am posting this a day early. And after all these years, Mr. P STILL makes my heart skip a beat.

We were just kiddies when we were married.  I was 17 , graduated in  June and we were married in July less than one month later.  Mr. P was 18 and had graduated the year before and was working and already saving for us as a family.
We were married at the little country church where I had actually met my Mister when we were in grammar school.  My daddy was the pastor of the church at that time.  We were married on July 13th and really took a risk as it just happened to be FRIDAY 13 th.  We had a simple ceremony but  with a little different twist.  If any of you are old enough to remember the hit song, "The Ceremony" sung by George Jones and Tammy Wynette?  We sang our wedding vows.  Guess we were young and had good sets of nerves.  To do that today in front of a church filled to capacity with friends and family,,,,There is no way.
Yep. walking down that asile, with my eyes on my young husband to be,,,, made my heart skip a beat.  Now these are pictures of pictures somewhat faded as it has been a few years, so be kind.  But, you will still be able to see Mr. P.'s blue double knit suit and check out the brown shoes!
After the wedding a simple reception was given for all outside at one of the church members home
We left there that evening and went to our new home Mr. P had already bought for the two of us and I had so loveingly decorated.  I already had acquired the love of old things even then.  Sure wish I had pictures of the simplicity of our home , we so soon filled with love.
We grew into young adults together.  We talked constantly about our dreams, wishes, and hopes for the future.  A life we would share together.  We learned quickly to give and take, to laugh and cry together, to say "I'm Sorry" and that communicating was going to be a major part of a successful marriage.  We learned how to overcome lots of obstacles, shared lots of good times and bad, but thru it all our love never withered.
Nine years after our marriage , we were blessed with a baby girl.  Yet, again our hearts skipped a beat.  Holding her in my arms for the first time, I found a new love that was a love deeper than I could ever have imagined, and yet a love so different than my love for Mr. P
We have been blessed with many wonderful years of marriage.  Not always easy, not always smooth, yet we have met each and every encounter and given it all we had.  When the journey seems to take us to a dead end, our faith in God and his presence in our lives gets us thru to another day.
Holly has been the sunshine in our lives and today she has a family of her own.  The day our granddaughter was born, my heart skipped a beat again.  The first time I had ever witnessed the birth of a baby and for it to be my own granddaughter was seeing a miracle before my very eyes.  My extended family have gone on to their final destinations and I cherish  our little family .
This was taken this past Christmas. We are so blessed to have Holly and her family living just a few miles away. Guys you make our hearts skip a beat.

I could bore you all day long , with other things that make my heart skip a beat. But I can't close without saying a good visit with all my friends, whether to sit and just chat and gossip of course, or having a nice lunch with them and maybe a little shopping afterward.  I am so thankful for each and every one.

And last but certainly not least, all of you, my blogging friends and family.  Whether we ever meet in person or we just continue our  online friendships, you guys make me smile, and make my heart skip a beat when I see all the comments you so sweetly leave on my humble little blog post.  You all have a special place in my heart.

Material things , I can really get excited over, my heart skips a beat when I find the perfect prim item, walk into a primitive shop, and even see some of the pictures you guys post for us all to see. But it's family, friends, and the feeling of all the love in my life that really gets the old ticker beating fast.

Again Mr. P. , Happy Anniversary. You have devoted your whole life to your family and providing for us.  You have and are still striving to make all our dreams and  wishes to come true.  I love you with all my heart.  Thank you for a Happy and Interesting Journey we started 38 years ago today and hoping we don't reach our destination for many years to come.  Although I would not sing  the lyrics to our wedding song today, after all these years, I would still say I DO! I'll always be your "Lady".  I love you.


  1. Happy Anniversary you two. You are such an inspiration to me. Both of you truly know what love is and have shown it to me in every way possible. Have fun on your trip. Love you both so much!

  2. Happy Anniversary! Love this post!! Happy families (even ones I've never met) make my heart skip a beat.

  3. Angela,
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND MR P! What beautiful reasons to make your heart skip a beat ! I hope you enjoy your getaway! the two of you are such an inspiration and perfect model of what true love is , the kind that stands the test of time! thanks for sharing! hugs lil raggedy angie

  4. Happy Anniversary Angela ... & to Mr. P too! God bless you both! I hope you have another 38 happy years together : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  5. Happy Anniversary, Angela and Mr. P!!!! And many more. Have a good time.



  6. Happy Anniversary, Angela and Mr. P! Your truly an inspiration to true love and commitment! You must google the song "After All These Years" by Journey..it has become one of my very favorites as I listen to the lyrics...it is very fitting for you both and you don't have to sing it...lol
    Many more happy years, my friend and hubby!

  7. Happy, happy anniversary. You two go have the best time ever tomorrow celebrating all that time together! Congrats, Dawn

  8. Happy Anniversary Angie....such a lovely written post....I believe my heart even skipped a few beats...

  9. WoooHoooo Happy Happy Anniversary!! Wow 38 years!!
    That is so wonderful..No wonder you make such a great team.
    Hugs Friend!


  10. Angela,

    HAPPY, HAPPY Anniversary!!! I wish for you and Mr. P another wonderful 38!!! Have a great trip! thanks so much for playing along! I wonderful post! OLM

  11. Happy Anniversary!! Your post was so loving ~made this sappy girl tear up a bit! lol Wishing you & Mr P many many more happy years together!!

  12. Happiest of anniversaries Sweet Angela - to you and your wonderful Mr. P. That was a wonderful and inspirational post...(although you two look like KIDS in your wedding photos for crying out loud!!) ;o) You're a beautiful lady inside (I knew that before) and now I see as well outside....Think lil' Miss Darbee takes a fondness after you! (And that's meant to be a wonderful compliment to you both!) Thanks for sharing your wonderful story...Smiles, Hugs & Blessings ~ Robin

  13. Aww Angela! How sweet and what a beautiful young couple you were! I agree about blogging friendships 100%.
    I hope you have many, many more. I have enjoyed reading heart skips!

  14. I *love* this sweet post...you are so right about all that you said about marriage...it is such a blessing and such hard work:)
    I hope you are enjoying your celebration!

  15. Happy Anniversary!! Lovely post. Thanks for sharing.

    Prim hugs~Becky

  16. What a wonderful post Angela. I just smiled the whole way through! :) Happy Anniversary!! You & your hubby are truly blessed! I hope you had a beautiful day! I wish you many more happy years to come. Take care. ~Sarah~

  17. Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pics look so much like mine!!! Love hearing the story!

  18. Angela,
    Happy Anniversray! What a sweet post! You are lucky to have found the love of your life at such a young age and boy do you guys look like babies in those wedding photos! How adorable! Your family is lovely. So nice that they are nearby!
    P.S. if you go to the flea market in the fall, try and make it in October, it's the biggest one of the year.

  19. Angela
    Happy Anniversary~Adorable post!!