Thursday, February 16, 2012

Our 25th Anniversary!

THEN     Our Engagement

and NOW     Our 25th Anniversary

WOW ! I truly can't believe it has been 25 years! Where does the time go?! The older
we get the faster time goes! It is crazy! I am so thankful for this man God gave me!

25 years ago (with our parents permission although they thought we were crazy
               i am sure) I flew to Florida to spend a few days with Dan while he was at Tech school in the Air Force. ( I brought our rings with...just in case...we decided to get married) Well,
yep! you guessed it we went to the court house and got married. Then we went
to celebrate at Dairy Queen...we shared a banana split. Then he went to the barracks and I went to the hotel !  hahahah now that was quite the honeymoon ! So then I flew back home to Colorado, bought a Pontiac J 2000, packed up and drove back down to Florida. We lived in a one bedroom trailer, in which my foot fell through the floor! But we didn't care we were living on love! 3 months later we went home for 2 weeks and had a real wedding at the church where Dans Dad married us. Then off to Texas for the next 4 years.

We have been told several times...." You just have the perfect marriage and a perfect family"
Well, can I just say...marriage is commintment, marriage is having unconditional love,
marriage is putting the other first before ourselves. Marriage is so many more things!
Let me tell you we have failed in some areas! In fact without hanging out our "dirty laundry"
we have been to the place where we were done. Can't take it anymore...done. But God
gave us strength to just keep on through thick and thin! Our love for God and our love
for eachother ( that can sometimes get tainted by circumstances and stress ) and our
love for our three sons got us through some really tough times! Satan is out to kill, steal
 and destroy Christian marriages! and I can tell you he was out to destroy ours.
 But I am happy to say that we have won ! 25 years later and we are better than ever! And wise enough to keep guarding eachothers hearts and our own hearts!
Someday when the timing is right I would like to use "our story" to maybe help others!
So, although I like the compliment of my marriage and family being is just not, we are a normal couple, trying to serve God, raise a family, work, pay the morgage, make time for family and friends and still find the time to nurture eachother! I am so thankful to be married to a man who loves God and loves me with all his heart! I am honored to be his wife!

This is not posting quite right either...I don't know why!


  1. It is posting perfectly. We all should live like you two :) CONGRATS! You two are rare and so lucky!

  2. Congratulations! Time sure flies, I can't believe it has be 25 years!

  3. Congratulations JeriLyn and Dan!!!
    Sherry Idso Janiszeski

  4. Thanks for sharing the amazing way God has blessed your married life through your faithfulness to Him and through your love for each other and perseverance. A wonderful testimony!! Congratulations!!!! Margaret Rose Smith Huntley


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