My One and Only for 37 Years!
Thirty seven years ago, we said “I do” in a little Baptist Church right next door to Master’s College in Newhall, CA. We were both 22 years old at the time. When I was getting ready in my bedroom at my parent’s home, one of my bridesmaids came in and warned me that I shouldn’t go through with the wedding. She had been married just a short while and was terribly angry at her husband that day so she let me know! I shared it with Ken and he encouraged me by telling me we were “molded for each other.”
Well, we did go through with it and here we are right after the wedding was over and ready to leave for our honeymoon:
We had no gray hair or wrinkles back then. There was no such thing as iPhones or cell phones, Facebook, Instagram, Internet, remote controls for televisions, video recorders, and computers were just starting to be used. We were young, fairly innocent, and had a lot to learn about love and life.
Now, our cup is overflowing with many blessings, mainly the blessings of staying married for so many years and the best fruit that comes from it. We have five grandchildren with two on the way.
What began as just Ken and me has resulted in a large family. What greater treasure can there be!
Yes, God is good and we are very thankful for His many blessings to us. His ways are perfect and His gifts are the best.
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.
Psalm 127:1, 3-5
23 thoughts on “My One and Only for 37 Years!”
Congratulations and God bless you all! 🙂
P.S. ~ I’m glad you didn’t listen to your bridesmaid. 😉
Happy anniversary, Lori and Ken! Love the picture with the grandkids!
Congratulations! Thank you for sharing this with us.
Awww you two look so cute together! You have a beautiful family. I love the picture of you both with the grandchildren. That picture is priceless!
Thank you and me, too! 🙂 I would have missed out on many blessings if I had.
Thank you and that was the most fun picture to take because all of my children, their spouses, and my parents were standing up in front of us howling with laughter! They all thought it was so funny since we couldn’t get the small ones to smile for the life of us.
You’re welcome and thank you, M!
Thank you, Regina, and it wasn’t an easy one to take but oh, so much fun! It seems just as we were getting ready to take a picture, they all decided they were DONE taking pictures. 🙂
Thank you, Lynn!
Do you still have contact with that bridèmaid? Is she still happily married?
Thank you for your godly example. What a beautiful family God has blessed you with!
Happy anniversary!! You have a lovely family. We celebrated 40 years in November. .so I can relate to you!
Amen and Amen! We truly were molded for each other, and in the areas that did not fit perfectly God molded us into one flesh. I am so happy to spend a lifetime with you! May the Lord continue to bless us richly with great health and family.
Oh yes! We are still good friends and yes, they are still married and love each other.
Thank you so much, Luba, and yes, we are definitely blessed. The Lord is good!
I love hearing of couples who have weathered the storms of life together for many years, Barbara. Belated Happy Anniversary to you!
Yes, He had a lot of work to do in both of us, probably more so in me, but I am sure happy that He did; for His ways are perfect!
Congratulations! Grace upon grace. Did you by any chance get married at Placerita Baptist Church? My husband attended there when he was a student at Master’s College 🙂
Congratulations Lori and Ken,
37 years and a big beautiful family. What a gift that love made.
We sure did, Heather. What a coincidence! After we married, we lived in a small trailer a few blocks from there for a year and a half.
Thank you, Linda. Yes, gifts from love are the very best!
Happy anniversary, Lori! I’ve been married 31 years, and our relationship has survived the deaths of two children and other serious hardships. It often wasn’t easy but I always knew that God wanted us to honor our vows and fight to keep our family together. We’re glad we did today! Thank you for your instruction how to treat our husbands — it has been helpful and pointed out some corrections I needed to make.