Friday, July 24, 2009

How Time Flies......
















I thought I would share with you dear friends that my husband Paul and I will begin celebrating the 20th anniversary of our very first date. It's a definite milestone but it's a time that we celebrate each year. You see, Paul and I met, fell in love and spent a very short time 'dating' before he had to go back to the UK to continue at university. In the span of 3 weeks, we charted the course for our life together in just 13 days. It would be nearly 2 years later before we would be married.

Yes, I absolutely believe in love at first sight...I've experienced it. God has blessed me with my soul mate and this is a time to be mindful that we should never take our lives for granted.

This card says it all....it's the title of one of my favorite old songs and I think I will give it to my wonderful, sweet husband. Believe it or not, I don't give Paul handmade cards all that often but tonight will be an exception.

I just have one question....how can something that just happened yesterday, already be 20 years ago? Here's to the next 20 celebrations!

13 comments:

beedeebabee said...

I love this! AND I love what you wrote! You sound so love. Happy 20th anniversary of your first date! That card is adorable!!!
Hugs, Paulette (I'm quickly wimping out of the tag swap!)

Cal said...

What a lovely uplifting post. The card is so nice. And here's to another 20 happy years together. Cheers
Have a great weekend.
Cal x

Kelly said...

I love what you wrote, it has touched my heart. Yes, I believe in 1st sight too! By the way, I love your card! Happy anniversary of your 1st date!

Alysabeth said...

As a thank you for the wonderful words and commitment you show to my blog I have an award waiting there for you:o) You'll have to retrieve it from my sidebar because Blogger is being a nincompoop:o( Please pass it on to 5 talented ladies that inspire you.

Thanx again, Alysabeth

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet story. Thanks for sharing :) I wish you another 20 yrs. Your owl is a hoot! Perfect for your celebration! Hugs, Mona

Jared said...

Very Cute card! What a great story you have! It is amazing how fast time flies when your having fun!

hobbiesbyhollie said...

Oops didn't know my husband was logged in so the Jared comment is from me! lol

IamDerby said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Edna said...

This is a lovely card, just right for the anniversary too, congratulations you are very lucky to have found and kept your love at first sight Paul, not to mention having connections to B&N would be just lovely!! Enjoy yr celebrations and thanks for sharing the story and the wonderful card...

Paula said...

Happy 20th anniversary of your first date xx
I met and married my husband in the space of 7 months and we'll be celebrating 12 years of marriage July 28th!! Here's to many years of happiness for us both!

Kris L said...

Love the story - love the card...Kris

Maggie said...

I luv luv the card so much fun..
Have a great day,
Maggie

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

how beautiful is this? hi julie. i'm stef and i got your site from paulette (beedeebabee). i see you're in rockford, il. i'm in sandwich, il. your work is wonderful and i'm now a follower. would love for you to drop by my blog for a visit. there's tons of laughs there too.

hugs,