My Alpine Home

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Kitchen Sink. . .

Today is our anniversary.

There are those who would say that I have been standing in front of the kitchen sink for ‘41’ years. . .

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Doing very little besides laboring over a hot stove and washing dishes.

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Marriage has never been a drudgery to me.

Together we have shared lots of laughs and even shed a few tears.

 

He has always encouraged me with a ‘can do’ attitude.

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When I wanted to open my own business and had 4 children at home, he never questioned why. .

Just took me to the bank to get a small business loan and said, “Why not give it a try?”

 

Raising children in my day was what one called, “woman’s work”. . .

He gladly took care of ‘our chicks’ in the evening while I taught classes and never did shirk!

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Although we love spending time together, he gives me time alone. . .

To get away with family and friends, or even just to roam.

 

He’s never been one to bring home chocolate or flowers. . .

But ‘sprinkles’ me with kindness and generosity of the money he has earned working many long hours.

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He has a hard time understanding my love for junk. . .

But this is the man who went in the basement of an antique store to search for an old crib bed springs for me.  I had told him I wanted one.   He found one, but we were unable to buy it.  Still, he happily loaded lots of other goodies into our trunk!

 

He stole my heart from the very first glance. . .

Tall, dark, and handsome – every girls dream!

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And I am ever so happy that he decided to give me a chance!

 

I met him when I was a senior in high school and was really quite smitten. . .

But it wasn’t until college and I was away from him that I knew that the love bug had bitten!

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On our wedding day I felt like Cinderella and Prince Charming had stolen my heart. . .

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Soon we were whisked away to make our own start.

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We are growing old together and so is our love. . .

Celebrating ‘41’ years is the best blessing I could ask for from the good Lord above!

Happy  ‘41st’ Anniversary to my Sweetheart!

hugs,

Jann

This poem is a bit cheesy, but all humor aside, my life has been a joy ride!  lol!  I just can’t stop.

I always thought that I didn’t want to marry until I was at least ‘23’.  But you never know what life has in store for you.  After I met Greg (Shultz is what I call him).  We fell in love and I was married at the age of 19.  Boy does that ever sound young.  Had our first of 5 children when I was 21 and he was 23.  From there, oh how it has been ‘A Wonderful Life’!

I will be sharing with:

From the Farm blog hop

Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Weds.

 

42 comments:

Patti said...

Congratulations to you both. This is a loved filled post, and a wonderful tribute to your beloved. We were married young, too. And, babies right away. 36 years together. The friendships are irreplaceable, I think. Blessings to you both! And, I love the kitchen sink!

Lisa Tucker said...

What a sweet post! Sounds like a wonderful love story. A man who supports all that you do even if he doesn't understand why (junk) is a rare find indeed! Have a great Anniversary!!!

Donna said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful husband. I was married at the age of 20 and we just had our 42nd anniversary this year.
Love the photos!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You were just a doll 41 years ago! Ha Ha! You still are. I love the sink, the clogs and the whole sink vignette!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Sending so many congratulations to you both. How lovely to start with the kitchen sink...brilliant! I love the way you have put together your memory album too. So here's to many more years together. xx

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Jenn, your hubs must've been smitten himself by your beauty, inside and out! I love that sink image! Happy Anniversary and for a happy 41 more!!! God bless you both.
FABBY

Angie Chavez said...

Congratulations and God's blessings to you both! Wishing you many more happy years together.

Gayle said...

Sweet poem you wrote - congrats on your anniversary!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Congratulations! 41 years is quite an accomplishment!

Angela said...

Praising God for allowing me to be a part of your 41 Anniversary celebration...((hugs)) Blessings abounding for more of this journey!~ Love ya girl!~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Anniversary !!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh you two are so awesome!

And five children, wow!

Love those adorable pictures.

I was married to my high school sweetheart at 19 too. And YES we WERE BABIES!

Big hugs on your wedding anniversary, cuties. xxoo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So happy for you both! A long and loving marriage is not easy! congrats!

hugs,
Linda

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Yes, a wonderful life indeed. Congratulations on celebrating the love you joined together 41 years ago.
Blessings,
Susie

Stacey said...

This is such a sweet post. Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome. 41 years is such a blessing.

Jeanne Baney said...

Congratulations! I too was married at 19 and had four children (one born on Aug 4th) We have 44 years under our belts and I have been lucky as well. Loved your "cheesy" poem!

Lori E said...

What a wonderful tribute to both of you. It takes two and I am sure he can say many great things about you too.
Happy anniversary,

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Congratulations on 41 years together Jan! You don't see this much anymore. People quit too easy. This post was absolutely wonderful and full of so much love you could feel it.. How wonderful.. Happy Anniversary!

Susan said...

What a lovely life you two have!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful love story!

mimi_62 said...

Happy Anniversary, Jann. Here's to you and Schulz many more. You have so much more you want to do, right?

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Happy Anniversary! This was a sweet post. I enjoyed reading it and seeing your pictures.

My husband and I married young, too. I was 20 and he was 22 when we were married. In September it will be 39 years. I can't believe it has been that long. I guess it is true...time flies when you're having fun!

Kathy Moreland said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 41 years together!

sweetvintageofmine said...

What a beautiful life! You are so BLESSED! Wishing you many more wonderful years~~~~~Roxie

Dolly Sarrio said...

Jann,
Thank you for allowing us in on your very special life and day. Happy Anniversary! Such a lovely, romantic post. God bless you and 41 years oh my he has.

cynthia lee designs said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you!! My hubby and I will celebrate our 34th anniversary in about 3 weeks.
hugs,
Cindy

Betsy said...

Happy anniversary. A very sweet post.
betsy

Di said...

Happy Anniversary and may you have many more. Love all the pictures, thanks for sharing.

Stacey Johnson said...

Happy Anniversary too you! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE the kitchen sink too! clever.

Rose L said...

Enjoy and treasure each day you share. Clay and I would have had 37 years together this last May.

Angela Ryder said...

Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful couple!~~Angela

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Congrats Jann! That is quite an accomplishment and something to be proud of. We celebrated 31 this year. Love your photos, especially the prom, so cute!
:) Pam

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Happy Anniversary! I really enjoyed sseing all the pictures.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary wishes! What a sweet tribute! Love the pictures and the trip down memory lane. That's a pretty cool farm sink you have there!

Fran said...

What a lovely tribute. Happy Anniversary to you and Prince Charming! :) --Fran

Creations By Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I have enjoyed reading this blog. Made me smile! God is good! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kadee Willow said...

I love hearing a beautiful love story! You made the right choice for a life partner for sure! So very sweet of you to share this with all of us!!
xo

kitty said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetie! You sound like a march made in heaven. xo

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Congratulations to you both! What a lovely post, Jann... it made me smile big time :) Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Laura Turner said...

Congratulations! I would have never guessed you were old enough to have been married that long. (We are going on 29 this year ourselves.) I really enjoyed your pictures and your story! :-)

Debra Pugh ( Blog is HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com ) said...

Bout ready to cry here ! :) what a sweet sweet poem / post!

Congratulations! :)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Congratulations on 41 years! What a beautiful tribute to a happy marriage. He sounds like a real keeper ;) Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Deborah