Tuesday, September 8, 2009

~MY BELOVED and I - A Celebration of Love~

September 8, 1978

Somehow our marriage has stood the test of time. For this I am eternally grateful. Today I celebrate 31 years of wedding bliss with My Beloved. How blest I've been.


I was not quite 20 years old when I married my Mr. AGPMan. Nowhere near wise enough to make such an important decision for my entire life...

I was stubborn.

Still am.


No one, not even my precious Father, could convince me to wait a couple of years...


I truly had no clue what I was doing...I only remember wanting to spend the rest of my life with my sweetheart.

Nothing has changed.

He's still my Number One.


I will. I do. Forever.


We've certainly shared moments of heartache...


And bouts of quiet despair.

But our love has endured.

We have pressed on.


Always a faithful, kind provider, I don't remember a time when my needs weren't met or my dreams weren't a priority.


Our family has been blessed.

Beautiful Husband to Rebecca.

Amazing Father to Brandon and Adrienne.

Cherished Papa to Miss K.


Thank you, God, for your grace.

Thank you for helping us to keep our vows...both to You and each other.

Thank you for Your severe mercy and for reminding us every single day that with YOU ALL things are possible.

Blessings to you as you celebrate this amazing life with those you love...Rebecca


Debra@CommonGround said...

Rebecca, what a loving tribute to your man and your marriage. You two were just the cutest couple and STILL just as gorgeous! Happy Anniversary!

BellaRosa said...

Rebecca, Congratulations on 31 years!!...May you have 100 more and may they be filled with the love, admiration and devotion that you too so obviously share. Be well..be happy..be loved. Rose

joanne said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary...what a beautiful, heart-felt, tribute to your life together. Blessings on many more...;p

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

OMG...I posted that very same photo on my blog a couple of weeks ago! About the same time frame, same smiles, and same eagerness to get out of there! LOL! Congratulations to you both! ~~Annie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both!! I know what you mean about looking back & being amazed at the innocence & determination of the moment!!
May you both have many, many more years of Wedded Bliss!!

Terri said...

Such beautiful mementos of your engagement and marrige.....
...Congratulations! 31 years! What a fine example you have set for your children.
My parents will be celebrating their 50th the 25th of this month. Thay made it through thick and thin. Always a constant is their love for each other and It looks like the same is true of you and your DH. May you be blessed with many many more.

Jocelyn said...

Congratulations on your 31st anniversary. Your wedding attire reminds me so much of what ours was. What a blessing to be the helpmeet to such special guys. Have a wonderful day of celebration!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Congratulations on your 31st anniversary! Wishing you many, many more years of wedded bliss!

Mary Ann said...

Happy anniversary Rebecca!

blushing rose said...

G'morn Rebecca & Steve ~

How blessed you both are to have one another ... how beautiful & handsome you have both continued to grow over the years, both inside & out.

Almighty Father shower them with blessings & joy throughout their special day, & for many more years to come.

Read my post of yesterday, my friends.

Hugs of love, TTFN ~ Marydon

Tanza said...

Aaahhh.. Sweet ~r~,
Beautiful then !! More Beautiful now !! Your heart just as Beautiful and amazing !! You know where your gifts and blessings come from, and HE has soo richly blessed your lives !! Keep on serving my friend !! Happy Anniversary to you both.. Enjoy your day together !! Many more blessings will follow.. Love you both to pieces !!
Hugs ~tea~xo

Lisa said...

This is what it's all about, isn't it? Congrats! Congrats! To you and your sweet hubby!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Anniversay, Rebecca! What a lovely tribute to your sweetheart of 31 years! My sweetie and I have been married 37 years and we would do it all over again. God is so good to have blessed us so lavishly! Enjoy your day!


BrushedByAnAngel said...

Congrats, Rebecca. I love the photos especially the one with your husband wearing the bell bottom tux. Oh, I remember the days. Here's to another 31 years of bliss.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecaa, how beautiful! Your wedding photos are so wonderful... you made such a lovely bride and Mr. AGP... love those sideburns back then! Look at both of you now... simply stunning! I do believe you are both as beautiful inside as out... Bisous... Julie Marie

Margie said...

Happy Anniversary! Your love for each other is so touching to see. I love to read your blog because it is so inspiring, creative, and thoughful! Thanks ~ Margie

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 31 years and I hope you both have many more.


Tara said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Thanks for sharing your photos, they were so much fun to see!

Stayathomemommy said...

Happy Anniversary! I just love the pictures thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day.

Ana said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing such a special day and memories with us. Your marriage is an inspiration. May your marriage continue to be blessed always!


June said...

Congratulations sweet Rebecca and have a happy day celebrating your love for one another. Such darling pictures of two of the cutest people I know. Here's hoping that all of your dreams continue to come true.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Congratulations to you and hubby! Isn't wonderful to be with the one we fell in love with as a young woman and have stood the test of time! We are truly blest.
Enjoy your day together!!

Unknown said...

I got all teary eyed! What a beautiful post Rebecca! Happy Anniversary :) Just the most loving beautiful couple you two are. I hope Chad and I are the same way :)
Love and hugs,

A Southern Rose said...

It was so heart warming to see these photos of you and your husband. It actually brought tears to my eyes. You both have been so blessed to have found each other and held on to each other for this many years. God had really blessed you and I know that you already know this. You can see the love that you have for one another in each of your faces. Happy Anniversary and many, many more!

Lee Laurie

Connie said...

I'm ahead of ya by 17 years but hubby went to our "Healthy Families of Nampa" today, on which he is a board member, and heard a talk by a marriage counselor that had good advice. Look not for a mate who has common interests; look for a mate who has common values. He said he's a marriage counselor and a divorce stopper or something to that effect. Good advice. Work out our problems and fool that old' evil one!

Jack took me to the wilds of Idaho for 4 days but I survived and am home now.....CLEANING!!!


Anonymous said...

When the Lord brings two people together, words cannot express the joy and blessings that union brings! I feel the same way about my precious husband.

Happy Anniversary to you both and may God continue to bless your lives as you live for Him.


Unknown said...

Oh my I have tears in my eyes. How sweet a tribute especially the "Love bites" section. He takes care of you so well!!!

You both look great today too!!! Marriage has been good to you both!!

I have you beat by just less than 2 years :-) 9/25/76 Got me a good one too!! We just don't look the same. LOL!!!!

Beach House 27 said...

Happy Anniversary - it just gets better and better, don't you think?

I hope you guys have the best day.


Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

God bless the both of you and your beautiful family.
Hugs ~Sue

Mary said...

Oh, Rebecca, what a beautiful love and life you and your man have shared for all these year! Congratulations and praise for your committment to each other and to your family, to give them security and confidence that mom and dad are in this for life. You are a beautiful couple, inside and out...God bless you, today and always! Mary

p.s. we will be celebrating 39 years in November!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Rebecca, Congratulations on your 31 years of marriage. You made a beautiful bride and your husband I have to say looks so different from what he look like then to now. You both look fantastic! I'm going to post about my anniversary in the next few days. September Wedding I think was a good time to get married.


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary...I love all of your keepsakes...a true treasure!


Anonymous said...

Becky and Steve--
The years pass quickly and you have already spent a lifetime together. Just think -- only 19 more to go and you will hit that "GOLDEN 50." Beautiful Post!
Love you Forever.

Barb said...

Rebecca, happy anniversary dear one. I hope you and your sweet husband have many more happy and wonderful years together.

I had to smile at your hubby's sideburns....so adorable. We were married in 1979 and Ron had those too. I still think they are cute...even today.

Blessing to you both,

Mary H said...

I'm loving this post today...by now you have enjoyed your anniversary day and I'm sure it was wonderful!! The union you two share together is surely to continue to be blessed by your devotion to God and your undying love for each other. May you have many more happy years together...
Makes me pause and feel blessed for my own years of marriage.
God is wonderful...!!! Love and hugs to you both...Mary H.

Cathy said...

What a beautiful couple and you both look so happy, both then and now. Happy Anniversary and may you have many more! Congratulations!

Cathy ♥

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rebecca, Congrats and Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved Steve. I love seeing the wedding pics from so long ago. What a beautiful couple you were and are now. Your love is special and a blessing to all.

Enjoy your special day and May God Bless you with many more wonderful years together.

We also celebrated last month (our 36th) and I too shared these long ago pics. Seems like yesterday doesn't it? We remade our wedding vows at 30 years and it was so special. Nearly as exciting as the first because DH planned it all and surprised me.
Have a great and blessed week sweet friend.
Love, Celestina Marie

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Congrats on your Wedding anniversary! I see the similarities with my 1975 wedding! We had similar veils! Enjoyed sharing your memory albums. Again...a Happy Congratulations!

Candy said...

What a sweet tribute to marriage and your journey. Love the then and now photos. You two have aged to perfection, a lovely lady and her handsome guy. Congratulations!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on a most wonderful life. The Lord has certainly blessed you both. It is always a blessing to hear of a stayed marriage today. I hope you have a wonderful day
May the Lord bless you with many many more years of happiness

Diers Eve said...

Happy aniversary for you both!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Rebecca! Oh what a sweet posst and happy anniversary to you and your hubby! You two are just little dolls! Just babies! :) You're both beautiful now! I know how you feel and could be saying the same words about my Mr. Precious!
Thank you for sharing with me in my joyness! I'm so excited!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Congratulations, Rebecca on your 31st Wedding Anniversary! This post fills my heart with happiness for you and your dear husband. You are beautiful in your love for one another! (I loved seeing your scrapbook/album. What a wonderful tribute you created! Thank you so much for sharing!)

Mr. AGP said...

Hi Baber, I loved the post and all the comments. I can't believe it has been a year since our big party at the Skirvin the kids threw for us. Renewing our vows was so much fun. Who is that skinny guy in the picture with you? :-) Too bad the readers cannot pull back fro that picture of us leaving in the car so they could see the beautiful "baby blue" Vega hatchback we were leaving in. LOL! Ah, those were the days. Sure glad my dad was a mechanic or I would have never been able to keep her running for 9 years! :-).
I had a wonderful day yesterday going to the antique shops and running around. I love you so much!

Love Forever,

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, Rebecca! to you and your husband. Thanks! for visiting my blog. I was going to leave a comment here earlier but, got called away. You have a beautiful blog and I'll be back again and again.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Rebecca,

Happy anniversary, and congrats on 31 yrs. We just celebrated our 30th! What a lovely couple you were then, and even more beautiful now! Wishing you many more happy yrs with your beloved.


English Cottage in Georgia said...

A belated Happy Anniversary. You were a beautiful couple in the '70's. I do believe you both are like fine wine...

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

OOOOOOOOOOOh Im so behind on reading posts this one was beautiful my dear sweet friend.... hoping (knowing) you & your special man had the best day ever... here's to the next 31 years...

Lyn xxxx

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