Still Going Strong

If you read this, you know Andrew and I have done the trial and error method of life.

If you read this, you will know we had a shaky, wobbly beginning.

This seemingly precarious union has lasted

thirty-two years today!

I’d like to say something profound here, give the ‘in a nutshell’ way to a perfect union. But the profoundness comes from a faithful Savior who knew us and claimed our marriage as His long before we knew better. Who could have looked down through the decades and known that we would still love one another- more than before, more every day? Who could have known that the trials that some thought could shake us, ruin us instead strengthened us? Who could have known the laughter, the joy that would come because of His faithfulness in our little faith? We are blessed.

A few- a very few anniversaries have included just Andrew and me at a fine restaurant. I was looking over the years in my album and saw that our first anniversary was celebrated in Framingham, Massachusetts. It was a whopper of a celebration- Andrew, me and Meghan at the International House of Pancakes- for dinner! Yum. Can only go up from there, right?

I think we just might take the kids with us to celebrate tonight. I’m kinda hooked on Thai food right now and there is a place that does killer Thai.

We met half way- Andrew from California and me from Massachusetts. Smack in the middle of the country.

In the smack middle of the state that's smack middle in the country. RICE county, for Pete's sake!


A good marriage hangs on a promise– still hanging.


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24 Responses to Still Going Strong

  1. Margie says:

    Happy Anniversary! Love the photograph … I have words, but I won’t use them. Everyone is so ….. young! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. Alison says:

    Wow, Terri, that photo from your wedding is amazing. I can’t tell what I like more – the powder blue suits or the wood paneling! Happy anniversary!

  3. Charlotte Cline says:

    Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day!

    I loved having the children with us on our anniversary.

    By the way, I have photos like that.

  4. Terri says:

    In a week, Alison, in a week! Anyone could have this sort of amazing backdrop, attire, and decor in a week- easily.

    HA! What ever do you mean, Charlotte, “photos like that?!”

  5. Meghan says:

    And everyone looks so happy!

  6. Maureen says:

    Terri, Happy Anniversary! Your picture looks very similiar to mine but the guys had powder blue tuxes! It will be 28 years on Sat. for Jim and I. Here’s to April anniversaries!!!Yes there were April showers! Which means good luck right! And it has been.

  7. Valerie Rothwilson says:

    Terri you are so in Vogue with the girls all having different dresses. You must have started that trend. Happy Anniversary.

  8. Doris says:

    God is faithful!!! :)

  9. Joan says:

    Happy Anniversary.

  10. Happy Anniversary, Terri! So well written.

  11. DuRae says:

    “Happy Anniversary!” Hope you have an awesome day! Enjoyed your wedding pic & story!

  12. Michelle says:

    Oh, MY!

    32 years! Wonderful, marvelous, congratulations and I am happy for the both of you!

  13. Michelle Young says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  14. Beth says:

    Happy Anniversary Terri and Andrew.

  15. Sharon says:

    Happy Anniversary, Terri. God is good. Will be 32 for us – where ever has the time gone?! We are all blessed.

  16. Chesed says:

    Jeremy just appreciated the guys got to wear their own suits!

  17. Melinda Blyman says:

    Happy Anniversary!! The fact that you were willing to put a wedding together in a week means that you were more interested in the marriage than the wedding and that speaks volumes. May you have at least 32 more.

  18. melanie rice says:

    congratulations on 32 years. God certainly is good. All our love Tim and Melanie.
    What a handsome best man

  19. Cindy Barley says:

    Great Historical backdrop, Terri. Thanks for sharing those precious details. Remembering you and God’s faithfulness with a grateful heart. The picture is priceless.

  20. Terri says:

    Thank you so much for your kind comments and congratulations. Onward to the next 32 years!

  21. erin says:

    Did they really need to put dad on a step above the rest of the party?

  22. Terri says:

    And then he has to bend his legs ever so demurely to come down a little bit.

  23. Cleonice says:

    haha! i agree with you!

  24. higgins says:

    The world as it should be now and then… congratulations!

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