Thank you all for your wonderful, uplifting and encouraging comments on my last post. I am feeling more up, and I know it’s because of the love, prayers and thoughts sent my way at this time.
Last evening I re-read some of the anniversary cards my dear husband gave me and the one from 2011 really gets to me as it’s the last one he gave me, (last year he was ill and I really don’t even remember if we celebrated at all). Anyway, he always could pick the card that spoke from his heart directly to mine. I even have one that he made that has several pages, with rose petals glued into heart and flower shapes and words written from his heart in his own hand, really special. All these are priceless to me.
He could always make me laugh, did so from the beginning. Right now I am sitting here with a huge smile on my face as I remember all the reasons I love him. This picture below was taken right after we were first married, before he headed off to CA to the Navy duty stations there.
Below is a photo taken by someone at our nephew’s wedding a few years ago. It was a wonderful wedding and the reception the best. The dj had picked so many songs for dancing to that were from our era and we danced and held each other tight. It was a night of love that drew us closer together. Music has a way of speaking to our souls and was a big part of our lives.
The other night before posting I had found a blues tune in my computer that he’d sent to me from his computer, the tune ~ laugin’ at the blues ~ 10:44 minutes of wonderful music. I grabbed three harmonicas and played on them individually throughout the song and felt so good. It’s something we used to do together. Listen to music and play harmonicas or other instruments together. (I could not find this tune by Googling or on you tube to share. Very disappointing.
Here’s a picture I took of him in 2009 playing the harmonica as we watched Eric Clapton on you tube. I had sent this to him in an email thus the words on the photo.
Hearts he created years ago from sea shells with our lapidary set up.
This was taken many years ago, a favorite photo of us .
I had this little plastic statue for years. I had painted it. When Mark became ill, I put it out in the caravan in the hopes that we’d be out there finishing it, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. But, our time was and is forever.
He brought much love and laughter into my life. He showed me what love is. Yes, we had our ups and downs, but love conquers all, love grows when you both are committed and love is forever.
A friend had sent me a valentine’s day card 3 years or so ago and all of these little hearts were in the envelope. Well, DH was goofing off with them and stuck one to his forehead in this photo while keeping a straight face. Later he got up with it still stuck to his head, came in to where I was here at my computer checking out the photos I’d just taken, and the heart fell off at my feet and he said that’s what happened when he met me, his heart fell at my feet.
Here his is goofing off with little Miss Lollie when we dog-sat her.
I made the piece below a few years back, one of my first beaded pieces commemorating our two hearts joined together. I’m on the left he’s on the right.
I am so thankful to God for bringing us together when we were 17 & 18 and for giving us 43 years with a love that grew and continues to grow even now. I/we ~ am/were blessed.
~ Dear husband Mark ~
Thank you for all the love you brought into my life.
My heart is filled with so many memories.
Our little haven here is filled with the evidences of your love and it surrounds me daily.
Happy 44th Anniversary ~ Sept. 8th ~ I love you ~ Your RaineyWife