Thursday, August 11, 2011

38th Wedding Anniversary! Thank you Friends Giveaway


There is something very special about being married to your best friend for 38 years. Yes, 38 years! The time has flown by and my Dear Hubby, who I refer to as my Best Guy, and I have been on an amazing adventure. Through life's ups and downs we have endured with the help of our faith in God and much love. Our journey has taken us across the country to make our home many times, and with each new adventure we have learned more about the meaning of marriage, family and friendship.

We have seen each other through child raising, career paths, family sickness, death, and the daily routines that go along with sharing your life with that special someone. But it is here, that I must mention, my thanks for putting up with all the decorating!! My beloved has supported all my ideas in interior design with each and every home we have been blessed to own. And, the wonderful support of my business venture over the past 30 plus years. Painting and design in the decorative arts, late nights of working, lots of treasure hunting and all those quick dinners
without complaint. For all this and more, I am so thankful.

Of course my thanksgiving does not stop there. It is in my deepest and cherished thoughts, that I know, God gave me a special gift when he blessed me with this wonderful man. His talents are many, his dedication to family and friends incomparable and his love for the Lord all abiding! But it is when I see him kneel to pray, I fall in love all over again. So, to 38 years and counting, I dedicate this post to my sweetheart.
Our Wedding Day, August 11th 1973

Today, 2011

Thank you honey for 38 wondeful years. Happy Anniversary!
I Love You, Celestina Marie

Thank you for stopping by and a revisit to my anniversary post. The words still ring true and so I share them once again.
We are enjoying a few days off, so I will not be around to visit until my return to the studio. Till then, stay cool and many blessings be yours.

In honor of my anniversary and to say thank you to all my blogging friends for your friendship, visits and comments, I invite you to enter my giveaway by clicking HERE to read all about it. Any comment on any post since that one will be counted towards another entry. Any new following, will count too. The drawing from the pink cowgirl hat will be August 19th so Good Luck!
Thank you for the birthday wishes to my son and anniversary wishes to us.

Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

45 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

OH CELESTE!! YOu two ages beautifully together!! I love this song so much by the by. 36 wonderful years of life with a best friend is truly amazing and to be commended!! I'm a third of the way there and God willing, we'll see 36 years as well. Congratulations dear friend... and to your hubby to!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Congratulations on 36 years together. I loved reading about your special love for each other.
So often marriages do not last the distance today and it is great to hear about fairy tale marriages like yours. You both looked beautiful on your wedding day and then now in 2009.
Bless you and may you have many many more happy
years of marriage ahead.

Hugs
Carolyn

Lee Laurie said...

Happy Anniversary. This was the sweetest post. You two look so good together. You were a beautiful bride and you are still very beautiful! Nice to see couples when they have been together this long. It's becoming very rare. Y'all are blessed!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

blushing rose said...

Anniversary blessings, Celest & DH. May you have many more ... I look at your pics & remember how young we all were at one time. Age does wonders ... brings deep love ... & blessings throughout the years. TTFN ~Marydon

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy anniversary Celeste! hope you enjoy your day! Celebrate the togetherness you both have in style!
xoxo
fitty

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary to one of the most beautiful couples in the world!!!! I wish you many more years of happiness!! I hope you have a wonderful time :):)

Love to you both,
Amy

Willow said...

Congratulations and I hope you have Many More.

Willow

Anne Fannie said...

Congratulations on so many happy years together!
~Ann

Brushed By An Angel said...

Congrats, Celeste, here's to many more. You looked like a little princess in your wedding dress, very pretty.

Holly said...

Happy anniversary, Celeste! 36 years... Wow! That last pic of you looking down is sooo precious. ♥

Sorry I haven't been around much. Computer probs and now hubby home with an injury...

Alison Gibbs said...

Congratulation and happy Anniversary. This year we celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary.
Alison

Edie Marie's Attic said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CELESTE & LARRY!!

I love your wedding photo! The two of you are so precious! What a beautiful bride you were and Larry with that boyish grin. So cute!

The two of you are a fabulous twosome and I'm so happy that God blessed you with each other. This was such a beautiful post and the music was perfect.

May God bless both of you continuously!!

Love & hugs, Sherry

Ruth Welter said...

You look beautiful together Celeste...happy anniversary to you. I wish you both another healthy and happy year ahead.

Ruth

irdayu said...

happy anniversary celeste...
you look so beautiful at you weadding day...
when i saw you foto ..suddenly i remember my mum..she already pass away..
may god bless both of you..

ginny said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! You both look wonderful, and Celeste, you are so beautiful then and now! We just had 42yrs.AND today is my husband's birthday.
Boy, we really looked young in those days! When I look at my wedding pictures I look like a child bride!
Anyway, I lift my cup in a toast to the beautiful sacrament of marriage, a lifelong journey with your best friend, and many more blessings sent your way. Salute!!!

Ryan said...

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad.

Love, Ryan

rosechicfriends said...

Celeste!
CONGRATS to you and Larry! What an amazing feat in this time we live. God has truly blessed you. I know first hand how sweet and wonderful your guy is! But he also scored BIG in my book by getting you!

Since I know you must have had your ceremony in Michigan..where did you get married? Your pictures are just so lovely and I am sure have many GREAT memories!

Again Congrats!
(P.S...we had our 23rd on Aug 2nd)

Hugs...Lorena

rosechicfriends said...

Oh and I almost forgot...we had that song sung in our wedding too!

Lorena

ginny said...

Oh my gosh...I have been married 41 yrs. not 42!! Oh well, 41 42 who's counting anymore!!LOL!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Happy anniversary to you both! I always love to hear stories of wonderful couple and the many, many years shared by people who have loved so much and always having God in between them. It is so heartwarming and very inspiring. I know everything is not perfect but the rough edges are what makes it even more enjoyable and appealing.

For every woman, one can only ask of a man who has great love and respect of God. Cause then, i believe that everything else will follow. Isn't that right?

You two are blessed with each other I am sure. And I hope your home will continue to be so for more years to come :-)Reading this post and your post for your son - I can feel love overflowing Celeste :-)

Mizpah,
Li

Celeste Maia said...

Congratulations on the 36 intense and happy years. Very rare and special, what you have, Celestine. And you are courageous and say it, what a fantastic love letter. You really have a huge heart, your beloved husband and son are lucky to heve such a wife and mother.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Anniversary to two of the sweetest people!! Larry & Celeste, you are truly a perfect loving couple, so very well suited to each other. Your love for each other shines thru! May you continue to celebrate MANY MANY more loving anniversaries to come!

Celeste, I have to tell you that I just now found your new home pics slide show & I loved seeing it. Darn it, it just goes too fast tho ~ I like to pour over each pic! Will have to get you to teach me how to do the slideshow thingy!!

Much Love Always,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

vickie said...

Congratulations Miss Celeste and Larry! What a sweet, beautiful post. Your wedding pictures are wonderful. Here's to the next 36 years!

The Rose Room said...

Dear Celeste, happy, happy anniversary. Your post is a beautiful tribute to marriage and especially to your husband. Blessings - Rachaelxo

crash-n-smash said...

Hello Celeste, Happy Anniversary to you and Hubby. You were a Beautiful bride and now a beautiful lady. What wonderful picture, Thank You for sharing. You have a very handsome son, your stories about him touched my heart,it is what we want most for our children. To be Loving and caring. May God Bless you and your family.Love and Hugs Mary:)

*Noelle* said...

how sweet! congrats on 36 years:) you were a lovely bride!!

Lori said...

Celeste
I hope you had a beautiful anniversary day. To find such enduring and wonderful love is a true gift from God! Lori

Angela said...

Hey sweet sister,,sorry I'm late..but I wanted to let you know Happy Belated Wedding Anniversary..

May God be gracious to you both and bless you and make His face shine upon you now and the next 33 years!!!

Kathy said...

Happy anniversary, Celestina! 36 years is a real success story in this time of disposable everything - including marriages!
xo...Kathy

philippine beach properties said...

Awww... how romantic! Thank you for sharing your sweet love story. You have inspired everyone. God bless you!!!

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Happy Anniversary!
I feel as if you're describing Dawn and I... it's amazing how deep love, respect, appreciation for each other, and an abiding faith can protect, heal, and preserve a bond. I love this post. Thanks so much for sharing.
David

Denise@alloverroses said...

Happy 38th Anniversary to a very beautiful couple! You both are truly blessed!
Have a wonderful day!
Denise

ginny said...

Dearest Celeste, I have seen you and Larry together, and I could feel the love and support you have for each other. That's what makes a marriage so successful. Being there for each other is so important, regardless of the circumstances. Mutual respect for one another is so important also. We both are blessed and gifted with men who are devoted to us, and that is a plus!!
Hope your getaway is wonderful!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I celebrate 23 years this month so we have a bit of catching up to do! You guys look fabulous and should be proud of such an achievement. It is not easy to stay married (happy and in love)! Enjoy your time away.

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Mari said...

HI CELESTINA~WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND TOUCHING POST :) YOU TWO HAVE AGED SOOOO BEAUTIFULLY! AND MAKE AN EVEN BEAUTIFUL COUPLE, BOTH INSIDE AND OUT MY DEAR SWEET FRIEND, I WISH YOU BOTH MANY MORE YEARS OF HAPPINESS :)

XO~MARI

JENNIFER, said...

Happy Anniversary! doesn't the time just seem to fly by too quickly... sometimes it seems to go by faster than I would like it to. Your wedding pictures are so beautiful. Enjoy your wonderful 38 years together and may you both have many more to come! Hugs, Jennifer :o)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy Anniversary my friend. You brought tears to my eyes as I am anticipating our anniversary next Thursday. It is so moving to me to be still married to the love of my life, through all the things our life has seen, to still want to be together to see more....Enjoy your time together celebrating. I KNOW you will!

Melody said...

Happy Anniversary! Okay you two must've been what 16 when you married...how young! Kim and I were Junior and Senior 1977 when we started datingtothis day he celebates Oct. 17 as our unofficial Anniversary cause he knew we'd be togeher Always and Forever

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Anniversary, dear Celestina Marie to you and your best Guy.
Wishing you many wonderful and happy years together ahead.
Also happy birthday to your Son.

Hope that you are spending happy days together
Hugs
Carolyn

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Anniversary dear friend, Your wedding picture looks so sweet it brings tears to my eyes, How beautiful young love is full of hopes, promises and dreams. Enjoy your time away and cherish what you have and have become. What a wonderful picture now and then. You are beautiful, Love you, Marilou

Angela said...

Happy Belated Anniversary. May God be gracious to you both and bless you and make His face shine upon you now and always. amen amen amen

Pam Traskos said...

Congratulations Celestina to you and your hubby! You are so blessed to have so many wonderful memories together!
Wishing you many, many more! Hugs!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Celestina,
My heart did truly sing when I saw those pictures because I will be celebrating our anniversary next week - 31 years. I could relate to everything you said. You looked beautiful then, and you look beautiful now. You look so young, as I did. And what really made me smile is the picture where your head is down - I took the exact same picture on my wedding day. I wish you many more blessed years with your husband, and I'm so glad to see that you have such a great love in eachother.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Something Special said...

I would love to be entered in your beautiful giveaway. Your studio reminds me of me. I like it very much. It is so nice to have a wonderful place to create!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Wow, I missed this one... Will you accept our belated congrats for such a mile stone in your lives?! Hope so...
This date and the day before I had headaches and was not at my PC. The days after I got real sick and lost about 4 lbs. But I'm fine since than. Even though, on Wednesday when we went horseback riding and had a great morning on the trail, I had again bad luck. When I wanted to put my horse back in its stable it stepped on my foot. My right big toe is all colors now and got very swollen. Had to take a Tylenol for the pain and I took a nap, with Pieter (he does it daily) and since than I'm mobile again. Each day better.
But one gets so fast behind things... it is hard to keep up with all the favorite blogs.
You deserved it though for being visited!!! Wow, what a beauty you always have been and I'm surprised that you too had long hair.
Wishing you continued good health and many years together as a loving couple.

Love to you both,

Mariette

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..