Sunday, January 23, 2011

Total Recall....January 23, 1971

I saw a show on TV a week or so ago about three people who had what they called Superior Autobiographical Memory.   One of the three was actress Marilu Henner.  What they claim is that they can have total recall of any date in their life and what they did on that certain date!


I have to say that I really can't remember what I did last week but today's date is as fresh in my mind as it was forty years ago.

I married the love of my life forty years ago tonight!  I remember it quite well!


We were 22 years old, college graduates and very much in love!

Nothing has changed except the age!

I think I have been blessed beyond measure with a wonderful husband who loves me, tells me he loves me everyday and seals it with a kiss!

He has been my best friend, my protector, my encourager, my provider, makes me laugh and picks me up when I am down.  He loves the Lord first and has been a fantastic father.  He is faithful and true to me and our family.  What more do I say but "Thank You God" and I love you Steve!

Grow old with me ....the best is yet to be!


All of you on Kelly's Singles List this is my prayer for you:

Psalm 20:4 May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plan succeed.

46 comments:

Love Being A Nonny said...

Oh Nonny...Happy Anniversary. Isn't it a true gift?? To be married 40 years...Aren't you so very proud!!! May you have many more. From one Nonny to another!!

Kimberly said...

Judy, Happy Anniversary to you and your Husband! what a milestone. I hope you'll post about how you celebrated your day.

Lauren said...

Happy 40th to a sweet couple!!!! Amazing!!!

Laurie said...

Happy Anniversary!

Todd and Courtney said...

Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple.

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great date you picked - ha! Congratulations on forty years of marriage.

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary wishes to you both!

Smiles,
Carol

Melissa said...

Congratulations on 40 years! Your post brings tears of joy to my eyes - why can't more marriages be like yours? My assumption is because God isn't involved in them. I look forward to celebrating 40 years (and more) with my sweetie. We will celebrate 15 this summer and I can hardly believe how fast it has flown. Happy Anniversary!

elainaann said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary Judy!
That is so wonderful to reach your 40th and to still be so much in love!
God is so good. Congratulations.

***40 more and you will be 102***

With God anything is possible.

Love, Linda

Heidi said...

Happy Anniversary!

KK said...

Hope you both have a wonderfully blessed day. Congratulations on 40 years of marriage! Blessings to you and your entire family, today and always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Jenn said...

Happy 40th Anniversary!

May God continue to bless your marriage as you are such a blessing to many others!

Jessica said...

Happy Anniversary!! I don't know you and just come to your blog from Kelly's but you and your husband are such an inspiration to all of us. I pray you two have many more years together.

Carolyn said...

Happy Anniversary! We love you!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary Steve and Judy!!!

Sara said...

Happy Anniversary!

Donna said...

Congrats and Happy Anniversary!! I recognise the pictures because ours looks very much like it! We, too, will be married 40 years in August!

Patty said...

Happy 40th to you both!!! That is a huge reason for celebration! My parents have been married for 59 years and they too...have had a wonderful marriage! Wishing you many more years of happiness!!!

Patty from TX

Angela said...

Congratulations! Putting God first is the key, and I love the verse you listed. Thanks for a great example!

Mallory said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pictures looks a lot like Kelly! :)

Cindy said...

Congratulations! 40 Years is an Awesome Accomplishment and Blessed you are!! We almost made it to 30 but Mark decided spending time with Jesus would be more fun! Happy Anniversary to you!!

MiMi said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Steve! You were such a beautiful bride and you are still such a beautiful lady 40 years later!

May God continue to bless your marriage and use you to influence and encourage the lives of many others!

Congratulations on 40 years and may you have many, many more!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Happy Anniversary....38 years for us.......a real accomplishment these days

Alaska Girl said...

Happy Ruby Anniversary! (At least I think the 40th is ruby?!) God has richly blessed your life ~ and it shows. =]

Patty Sumner said...

Just found your blog. So enoyed reading your posts. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I will be celebrating 32 years in August and over 25 years in the ministry. Blessings to you!

Mallory said...

You are so welcome! I remembered you were just a little ways south, Flippin, right? Who was her photographer? That is so cool! And YES, we are so ready for this nasty snow to be gone. It was pretty, but now it's a muddy mess and that means muddy paw prints on our hardwood floor unless we take the time to dry them off! It even rained here today, which I guess washed some of it away, but it's so gross out there! I hope you all had a fabulous anniversary, now it's time to await Hollis's arrival!!!!

anm_2006 said...

Happy Anniversary!! Such a sweet couple!! :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Happy Anniversary! We will celebrate 35 years in May, so we are right behind you. Love & blessings from NC!

Candis Berge said...

Warm anniversary wishes from this cold Minnesota grandma!

Jacquie said...

For the past 21 years that I've known y'all... you and Steve have always been our role models in what a godly marriage means.

Seriously, I pray for 40 more happy years for y'all!!

Kelley said...

Happy Anniversary!

Tara G. said...

Hooray!! Happy Anniversary!

Miranda said...

You are such a sweet lady! Congratulations on your Anniversary! :-)

Nancy said...

What a precious post! I hope you two have a wonderful 40th year together!

Livy said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the post. So sweet. True love lasts!

April said...

What a remarkable love story, Judy! You and Steve are a true testament to what marriage is all about! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Sarah @ The Strength of Faith said...

Judy, Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet husband! I have been married for about a year and a half and it's the absolute best! Thanks for the 40 year inspiration. :)

Richella said...

Happy, happy anniversary, Judy!! May you and your beloved husband have many more years together.


Isn't God good?? Hasn't He blessed us so much? Makes me think of the old hymn:

Oh Savior, my Redeemer,
What can I but adore
And magnify, and praise Thee
And love Thee evermore?

jill said...

happy happy anniversary! it's always so encouraging to see people who still love to be married! thanks for the inspiration!! :)

Meg said...

happy anniversary!! what a gift!! and what a wonderful example you have set for your own kids and grandkids and also the people in your church. a godly marriage is SUCH a blessing!!

Her Preppiness said...

Happy Anniversary

Nina said...

I saw this episode too. Amazing. I'm not sure I would want to remember everything though. Ha! Happy Happy Anniversary too. You two are truly amazing and an inspiration!

In His Army said...

A little late here, but Congratulations on your anniversary of 40 yrs. What a testimony and there are not enough words to describe what the two of you have meant over the years! Love you guys.

Leigh Ann said...

I love that picture! Everything you wrote reminds me of Derek. We are lucky girls!