Saturday, September 8, 2012

8 September 2012

Today we are celebrating 43 years since the day we said I do.

This past month, since DH’s horrible muscle cramping in his neck, and the slow healing that is happening, has made us both love each other more. Marriage is a relationship that is a continual work in progress. Through sickness and health, good times and bad, for richer or poorer.

I’ve got baby back ribs (from the freezer that were on sale a few months ago), in the crockpot. I browned them first in the oven, 15 min. each side, then put them in the crockpot with a jar of hot pepper peach preserves mixed with a bit of cranberry sauce on the top. By the time I get home from work, they should be about ready and smelling wonderful. Potato salad is chilling in the fridge, and I’ve a can of Bush’s Bold and Spicy baked beans to open and heat, and some dinner rolls in the freezer to heat up too. We will start out with a celebratory margarita.

Below are some thoughts on marriage.


Chains do not hold a marriage together. 

It is threads,

hundreds of tiny threads

which sew people together through the years. 

Simone Signoret


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,

always with the same person. 

Mignon McLaughlin


There is no more lovely,

friendly and charming relationship,

communion or company

than a good marriage. 

Martin Luther


Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! 

How glad we shall be,

that we have somebody we are fond of always,

to talk to and sit with. 

Charles Dickens


Our wedding was many years ago. 

The celebration continues to this day. 

Gene Perret


Celebrate love in your life.

Cherish it, nurture and relish  it.

Be thankful.

FlowerLady Lorraine




Floridagirl said...

Happy Anniversary, Flowerlady! 43 years is a looong time! Hope Husband and I make it that long. Loved all those marriage quotes. Have a nice celebration tonight!

Sunray Gardens said...

Congratulations on many wonderful years together. Hope the day is great and your husband starts feeling better soon.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Anonymous said...


What a blessing to have found your best friend, your companion, your lover, your soul-mate for life. . . .A richer gift cannot be found.

Enjoy your special day ~


Karen said...

Dear Lorraine and DH, Happy, Happy Anniversary! 43 years? Oh, what a milestone. I read your post to Carl and we both had to blink back tears during the quotes on marriage. Lovely thoughts, and so true.

May you have another wonderful 43 years to come, you are such a special couple!

Hugs to you both, Karen

Amrita said...

Congratulations to both of you. Many God bless you over and over again. May your cup always be overflowing.

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Lorraine, congratulation to your wedding anniversary! It is wonderful and a I feel a real gift, when a couple is still in love with each other after so many years. Wishing you a wonderful celebration!

Cottage Tails said...

Love Leanne

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Have a wonderful day.

Jeri Landers said...

Every quote is perfect, and I am so very, very happy for your marriage! Have a marvelous day with your sweetheart. Now excuse me while I go hug MY sweetheart!

Georgianna said...

Such a beautiful post, Lorraine. The quotes are such good reminders but your story is the sweetest. Congratulations on so many years with your love!! You are an inspiration. I do hope your DH feels better.

– g

Antique ART Garden said...

Very big congrats to a terribly romantic couple. you are an inspiration to me always, big hug, love ya! Gina

denimflyz said...

Many blessings be upon you, my dear friend.
Have a wonderful day.
Love and Hugs.

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Lorraine! How wonderful! All of the quotes are beautiful and true!

Kit said...

Oh yay! Happy Anniversary dear friend and hubby! Have a lovely celebration (I know you will!) and may you have many many more years together! Love, Kit

Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary. Celebrate! Thank you for sharing your joyful message.

Betsy Adams said...

Happy Anniversary to you two.. Sounds like you have a great day and celebration planned.


sharon said...

congrats to you .its been a long ironic I will have been married for 41 tomorrow...!! he was a lucky man....

Nancy J said...

Congratulations to you both, and your sayings below have lovely words, all so true. Enjoy your special day. Fondest greetings, Jean.

Nicki Lee said...

Happy Anniversary and best wishes for many more in the coming years. My parents just celebrated their 60th yesterday and if there is one thing I have learned it is to always cherish the friendship that a marriage builds. Thank you for sharing such lovely quotes.

Jane said...

Well congratulations to you two human dynamos!

Friko said...

Congratulations to the two of you.

There really is nothing better than be peaceful and contented with your very best friend, your mate, your lover, your partner for the rest of your lives.

I love the feeling!

Bernie H said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Loved all the quotations, including yours. The meal sounds delicious and I'm sure the Margarita will be thoroughly enjoyable.

Becky said...


Val said...

Happy anniversary, Lorraine and husband! ♥

Balisha said...

Happy anniversary to you two love birds...Balisha

Lona said...

Happy Anniversary Lorriane to you and you DH.

Julie said...

Happy anniversary to you and your DH! I just found your site, and I must admit--your quotes and your celebration of 43 years of marriage were the perfect message today. Cheers to you, and may the next 43 years be splendid! (Hoping your hubby feels better.)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy anniversary. Love your post. Forty three years is a long time. I should know as we'll celebrate the same year in a couple of months. Sometimes it seems like only yesterday. Hope you have many, many more happy anniversaries together.

gld said...

I am sorry I missed this when you first posted it. I am terribly behind with my reading.

Congratulations! The love you have for each other comes through very clearly in all your posts. You are my inspiration about marriage.

We have been married 51 years.

Gayle said...

Happy Anniversary!! 43 years of love is a beautiful thing. Hope you enjoyed the margarita!:)

Clearly I suck... I've been neglectful of so many things, but I seemed to be overwhelmed (which I usually handle better than this). I haven't forgotten you and promise I will make it up to you soon. You are such a dear. :)

Diana of Elephants Eye said...

Congratulations! A sewn together marriage - how appropriate that quote is for you. I've been catching up on your posts.