3 Dec 2011

39 years on........

Have you ever met  someone you  like  instantly ? 
Someone you feel is a kindred spirit?    
Someone you are so comfortable with in the first few moments of meeting, you  feel like you  have known them forever? 
 What about the age old 'Love at first sight'  adage, do you  think that is possible? 
 Yes,  it is so possible!  Let me tell you how I know this for sure  ....... thirty nine years ago I met a man and  within seconds of  meeting him  I knew we were meant to be together.  It felt to me as if a part of me had been missing and  when I met him it was like a lightening bolt of realisation that  this was it, this was the  other half of me.  I remember  going home and dreamily telling my Mom that I had just spent the afternoon with  my future husband,  the love of my life, forever. 
  My darling Mom  scowled and said in her dreaded  ' I don't approve'  voice ,  
" you are too young to know what love is and there are many fish in the sea my girl, go do your homework" (I was only 18)
Poor Mom little did she know that my prediction that afternoon would all come true.
One year later I married the man and let me tell you, all I can say is my parents can be grateful I didn't meet him when I was 13, cause I would have still married him within the year of meeting him!
So, 38  years ago today I married an earth angel, the kindest, most caring person I know, who I am still deeply in love with. 
  A father of note to our three amazing children.
A Granddad, well no, not a Granddad, a Genedad,   all the grandchildren  call him Genedad. 
Happy anniversary and thank  you  Gene for  being  my rock,  my life and the  best  husband ever for  all these years.  I love you.


Ana Márquez said...

Oh, you are so lucky!! Congrats to you for all those wonderful things that you've lived with him. Hugs and thanks for your nice comment :-)

Julie Marie said...

Hi Cheryl... thank you so much for visiting me at my blog and your sweet comment... a big Happy Anniversary to you and the love of your life... yes, I do believe in love at first sight... I am with my love after 35 years (love at first sight)... I believe in becoming friends right off the bat, fairytales coming true, and happily~ever~after stories... just like yours!... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for a nice, warm, fuzzy post.

Vicki said...

How sweet! We just celebrated my parents 50th this weekend. Congrats!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Such a wonderful post.Happy Anniversary.
XO Marie

millefeuilles said...

Well you did it! I have a tear in my eye now! Beautiful and yes, I believe in love at first sight (it has happened to us too) but I also firmly believe it's what you build with that love that makes it so durable.

Well done to you both and happy anniversary.

fairyrocks said...

Awe Happy Anniversary, and thanks for sharing your Love story. You wrote that so eloquently.
I did have a twinge for you mom. But, so happy all worked out for you.
Wishing you and yours all the best of this season.

Red Rose Alley said...

That is such a sweet story. You two look so cute together (with the priest?) and in love. 39 years - that is so special. Me and my husband have been together for 34 years altogether. I'm sure your husband was so pleased with this post...so many nice things said about him.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh girl...this is just the most precious post. I feel the same way you do and so I know how blessed you are. You are a bit ahead of us (we celebrated 33 years in September) and I'm soooo happy for you!

Congrats to you and your Genedad. PRECIOUS!


Avery Hill said...


Beautiful story...