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Monday, July 2, 2012

Forty Years Ago.....



I married the man of my dreams--I was 18 (three weeks shy of 19),  and Allen was 19 (almost 20--mere babies).

We honeymooned at Wallowa Lake, Oregon, and spent our first year renting the parsonage from our church (our pastor built a house). We took care of the lawns for the church and house, as well as the flower beds, and only paid $50 a month in rent.



A couple of years later I was expecting my first child....a beautiful daughter we named Marnee. Later we added a son. This is a pic of Allen and I taken around our second anniversary.


The years sped by, we owned and operated a couple of businesses, took our daughter to riding lessons and I enjoyed hitting the trails on our horses with her. Our son got involved in stunt bikes, then dirt bikes, then airplanes. It wasn't long before they were grown and we'd hit our 25th anniversary. 


God has been faithful all these years and we're still in love. Sure, we've had tough times when we didn't FEEL any love, but we still pressed forward together. I'm so glad we did!

4 comments:

modicumoftalent.com said...

Happy Anniversary! So lovely to hear of couples still mad about each other after 40 years. I wish you 40 more!

Amy

Miralee Ferrell said...

Bless you, Amy, I so appreciate that! Thank you for stopping by and for the sweet words.

ACountryCowgirl said...

WOW 40 years!!! That is awesome! Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

Miralee Ferrell said...

Cowgirl, thank you!! It's awesome and a bit unbelievable to me, as well.... as I don't feel a day over 39, LOL. God gets the glory for us making it this long, but love had carried us through a lot of ups and downs over the years.

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