Friday, August 12, 2016

36 Years : Still Traveling On

Last weekend, under a blazing sun, The Man and I drove three hours north to the Dallas area to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. 

As we rolled along, leaving the city behind us, I thought of all the miles we’ve traveled together in the last three-plus decades. In sunshine and rain, in good times and pain, we kept on going. Some days there were potholes and flat tires to contend with, even a crash or two, but the sweet miles in between made it all worthwhile. 

Every couple writes their own love story, unaware of what the next chapter holds, not knowing how, or even when, the story will end. I’m glad The Man and I are still writing our story. The only way to have longevity in a marriage is to keep on keeping on. And at the end of the day, it is our commitment to each other that moves us along.


We tried to get a decent picture of ourselves one morning. After a dozen attempts, and a lot of laughs, this is the best we got.

Until next time, happy weekend!



19 comments:

  1. Happy (belated) anniversary!!! Dallas remains one of my favorite cities ever.

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  2. Thirty-six years is a lot of love and a lot of compromise - a lot of laughter and tears, joy and not-so-good days. It's a lot of tolerance and lots of surprises, commitment, memories, failed dreams and dreams fulfilled beyond your highest expectations......and if you're really lucky, it is being grandparents together.
    Congratulations!

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  3. Happy anniversary, Dayle! 36 years is something to be proud of!!

    I understand what you mean about your commitment to each other being what moves you along. Same here. My husband and I celebrated our 30th back in February, and although we've had some rocky times, we persevered because we were committed to each other, and our marriage is stronger for working through the difficulties.

    Wishing you and the man many more years of happiness and commitment!

    Hugs,
    Patti

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  4. Happy Anniversary to you both!!! What an amazing life you have had together! I trust God will bless you with many, many more happy, healthy years together. Sending you much love, sweet friend!

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  5. It's a lovely picture of you. *mwah* Congratulations, you two! So happy!

    *hugs*
    Kelley~

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  6. Happy anniversary to you and your man. You expressed so well what commitment in marriage means and looks like. I hope you have a fabulous anniversary celebration trip!

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  7. Congratulations and you are a lovely couple. It takes alot of work to make a marriage work, but in the end it is all worth it. Will be celebrating 40 years in October.

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  8. Great advice: keep on keeping on.
    We celebrated 37 years on the 11th.
    I am sending your post to my husband. Thanks

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you guys. We celebrated the same weekend, 45 for us and I agree with you about writing our own love stories. Some days, you just keep pushing on. Grateful for God's amazing grace!

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  10. I actually love this photo...so soft with beautiful lighting. I was hoping to get a picture of us last Sunday but it didn't happen. I guess it's not just about the bumps in the road but how good our shock absorbers are, right? I wish you many more years together.

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  11. Such a sweet photo, Dayle. Congratulations to you both. Keep on keeping on!

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  12. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! God bless you with many more!!

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  13. Taking a self portrait, can be one of the funnest things to do, as a couple.
    I'm laughing just thinking about it!
    Happy Anniversary to you both.

    Wedding Anniversaries are very special.

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  14. Happy Anniversary!!!!
    Blessings and hugs for many more!

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  15. That's a nice picture! Happy Anniversary!

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  16. I love reading your writings. I hope you are writing a book. It's been a while since I've dropped by. I see you and Debby both had anniversary this week. Great picture too! Happy Anniversary.

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  17. Happy Anniversary, Dayle! May your story together fill many more volumes!

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  18. Happy anniversary to a sweet couple! Adorable photo! All the best :)

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