Didn't want the sun to set on one more day

Without saying how much I love you.

And, now, may the courage of the early morning's dawning,
The strength of eternal hills and wide open fields,
The joy of silent streams and of the gentle wind

The beauty of flowered gardens, and the song of the birds,
And the faith of youth be in your hearts:
That alone can build happiness,
That can make a family flourish with the radiance of great joy,
Be with you always, and the peace of a quiet evenings ending
And of the midnight, be yours now and forever.




On October 4th, 1975 we were married by the Justice of the Peace. On October 4th, 2000 we renewed our vows (almost sunset) outside in the sun in Arizona.
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The Ceremony begins with pictures.......in front of a Joshua Tree. A little known fact by people that don't live in the desert. A Joshua Tree is VERY mean. It poked me 17 times and drew blood twice.
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After searching on the Internet we were able to find Pastor Mike to renew our vows. We hope to renew our vows again in another 25 years with Pastor Mike.
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Real Love is something beyond the warmth and glow, the excitement and romance of being deeply in love. It is caring as much about the welfare and happiness of your marriage partner as about your own.
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Love makes burdens lighter, because you divide them. It makes joys more intense, because you share them. It makes you stronger, so you can reach out and become more involved with life in ways you dared not to risk alone.

BLESSING OF RINGS: The ring is a symbol of love you have for each other. It's unending circle represents the eternal quality of your love and the gold represents the purity of that love.

SIGNING THE MARRIAGE COVENATE: Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice ininiquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. And now abide faith, hope,love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

OUR CARDS: Inside my card from Hubby it reads: Thank you, For loving me through both the good times and the bad, For sharing my joys, my drems and my disappointments, For making me feel like the most important person in the world....Thank you for making our marriage so wonderful all these years.

DINNER: After the ceremony we went to the Black Angus for Dinner. On our very first date we ate at a Black Angus. I had a gift Certificate I recieved for keeping score for the Senior Softball Team so we used that. Very wonderful dinner.

Our day as come to our clothes.....oh...er I mean a close. 25 years together. That's a long time. To us, true love is loving a person even when he leaves the toilet seat up and he drinks out of the milk cartoon. When he tracks in mud the whole weekend. Of course I'm perfect. (just teasing) Wonder where this pile of clothes will take you?

Thank you Pastor Mike and Donna for all you did for us. May God Bless