Monday 24 August 2009

The Greatest is Love!

wedding 1979

That's us - 25th August 1979, on the steps of Dereham Baptist Church on our wedding day. I should mention that to get this head-and-shoulders shot, the photographer made us stand on different steps because of the 16½" height difference! We look so young!

IMG_1530 angela_school 2009

Here's us now - still incredibly happy, and still so much in love, even if we have aged considerably in the thirty years since. It is our PEARL Anniversary. God has blessed us richly, in ways I could never have imagined on that sunny Saturday all those years ago. We have two stunning daughters, a lovely caring church fellowship, a lovely wider family...and now, at last, a property of our own. I still cannot believe it all.

Place me like a seal over your heart,
      like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death,
      its jealousy as enduring as the grave.
Love flashes like fire,
      the brightest kind of flame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
      nor can rivers drown it.
If a man tried to buy love
      with all his wealth,
      his offer would be utterly scorned

Happy Anniversary, Darling !


  1. Angela - you are still as pretty! Congratulations. x

  2. OH! Happy! Happy! Three decades of wedded bliss and partnership! Congratulations!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! And every blessing for the next thirty...!

  4. you havent changed a bit!
    Happiest of Anniversaries!

  5. Dropping by from Elizabethd's blog to wish you a happy anniversary as it gets rarer and rarer to see couples celebrate long term marriages, sugar. Hubs and I are past our 48th and still going strong. I don't think you look old enough to have been married that long, chickee! Truly you are a sweet looking couple.........

  6. Happy Anniversary! May you enjoy many more years together. God bless!

  7. Thank you everyone, for your kind words!

  8. Congrats! You guys still look good!

  9. Well would you look at that - you both look about 12 !!
    And I think you have both "bloomed beautifully"
    Lynn at All things...........

  10. This is my first visit to your blog, but I came over from Elizabeth at French Village Life...and I'd like to wish you a very Happy Anniversary! You are obviously both blessed with the gift of each other. A 30-year marriage is a wonderful accomplishment and I wish you many more years together. (My husband and I just had our 25th, also in August...)

    Blessings to your both.

  11. just as pretty, and you have better hair now! Congratulations both, we're lucky to have you as our parents and you're a real inspiration. I hope you've had a wonderful day xx

  12. Happy anniversary! Gorgeous then, gorgeous now! You don't look thirty years older than on your wedding day. Publish beauty secrets soon, please.

    Blessings on this glorious occasion!


  13. Congratulations!! And what great pics...wishing you many more happy and blessed years together. xx


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