"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

* ANOTHER YEAR OF WEDDED BLISS *

* This blog post consists of some previous anniversary posts! *

The Ronald and I are celebrating a wedding anniversary today: 32 Years! I don't know how this can be possible since I'm only 35 years old! J

Seriously, where have the years gone?? Sure, we've had our ups and downs over the years, but managed to always work things out, and keep loving each other. A story I wrote about our marriage is in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories (2007)




Notice the jagged edge on the left bottom? Our big, ol' puppy at that time, Rocky, decided a few of our wedding pictures were quite tasty. That little bit of information is included in a story I wrote for NYMB...On Dogs (2012)




Two more photos from that special day in 1983.




Have I mentioned The Ronald is a foot taller than I am??!! That comes in handy when I need something from the top shelf! ☺
 
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage." ~ Martin Luther
 
"I couldn't be me, without you being you, allowing me to be me." - Becky Lewellen Povich (said to The Ronald one evening when discussing my writing)


** P.S. I forgot to mention that the two stories I referred to are also in my memoir. **

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Becky! Thirty-two years is a huge achievement for doing/being/having anything! I salute you and wish you joy (and another 32!)

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie! The more I think about it, the more it does become a huge thing! :)

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  2. Congratulations on 32 successful years of marital bliss/combat. Here's to many more.

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    1. Hi Delores! Thank you! And I love your phrasing....."marital bliss/combat"....LOL

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  3. Congrats on your Anniversary; 32 years of happiness is a blessing from God. May you be as happy as today for ever!
    We will be 40 years happily married this Feb. 25th. as well.
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you, Fabby! And Happy 40th to you on the 25th! That is wonderful, too, of course!! And I wish you many more years of happy togetherness, too.

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  4. Congratulations Becky! It's wonderful to share life with someone you love. How nice that your anniversary is so close to Valentine's day. I like your quote. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Hello dear Myrna! You said something very poetic...."It's wonderful to share life with someone you love." Being together for many years doesn't necessarily equal a happy marriage. In fact, I know of a few, and I know how lucky I am to have The Ronald! :)

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  5. Happy anniversary you two love birds!

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    1. Hi Linda! Thanks! Yes, we are a couple of love birds....just like you and Bill!

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  6. Congratulations! In this world, that is an amazing achievement. I'm back to blogging, that is, following some old friends to keep in touch with those who are still blogging as opposed to Facebooking and all the other social media out there that I don't like/don't do, unless to keep in touch with children. You are living both a happy marriage AND living the writing life....and obviously enjoying life. Cheers, Ann

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    1. I'm so happy to see you, Ann! I'm glad you're blogging again. I've missed you, although I haven't been a very good blog friend to ANYBODY these days. I keep saying I'm going to do better...and then other things get in the way. I do NOT like Facebook, either, but I do a little bit of it because I feel like I almost HAVE to. I hope you and your daughter are doing very well! And thank you for your kind comments!

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you! Doing something special tonight...another date night?
    Thanks for the Valentine too! I just arrived today and was extra special for this day.

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! Nah, we didn't do anything special really. What else can we think up after all these years?! LOL. Glad you got your Valentine! (Would you believe I STILL haven't mailed all of them?!)

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  8. Happy Anniversary, Becky! Thirty-two years -- you are so right. Where does the time go? Go out and celebrate this wonderful day!

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    1. Hi Sistah Teri! Thanks for stopping and commenting. I know you are even more busy then ever before. Congrats on your newest grandbaby!!

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  9. Omg that is all so sweet! I love what you said about "you being you allowing me to be me..."
    Long happy marriages are a rarity these days. Congratulations :)

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    1. Hello Trish! Thank you so much. Your words made me smile and I almost got a little teary-eyed, too! You're very sweet.

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  10. Happy Anniversary y'all!!! Sure, and I chuckled all over again at the tale of Rocky tasting your picture. Becky, have you ever told us how you and The Ronald ever met? If so, I missed it. (Sorry!)

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    1. Hello dear Myra! Gosh, another lovely face that I haven't seen in a long time! You're all so sweet to stop by. I'm glad the photo reminded you of the Rocky chapter in my memoir! And no, I've never mentioned how The Ronald and I met.....Guess I better 'splain that in the sequel! :)

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  11. Happy Anniversary to you, Happy Anniversary to you, Happy Anniversary to yoooooooooouuuuu. Happy Anniversary to you!

    I hope that doesn't cost you a copyright fee.

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    1. Hello dear Val ~ You're so funny! I don't think your song will cost me a copyright fee....but it might cost YOU one! LOL...Thanks for your wishes!

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  12. Happy Anniversary! 32 Years is a long time! Fun to see some pictures from the big day too. Your husband looks pretty tall! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess! Thank you...and yes, 32 years sounds like a millennium!! Glad you liked the pictures and yes, Ron is about six feet tall!

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  13. Happy Anniversary! Time sure flies, doesn't it? Love the old pictures!

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    1. Hi Lynn! Glad you liked the old pics! And thanks for your happy wishes. It IS amazing how fast the years have come and gone....

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  14. A very happy anniversary! Hope you had a wonderful, bliss-filled day.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! Thank you! Yes, I had a blissful kind of day....and for me, what other kind is there?!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! You deserve all the happiness you've found.

    =)

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  16. Congratulations, Becky! Joe and I will celebrate 36 years in May. Time flies when you're having fun. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Wow...you don't look old enough to be married 36 years!! You still look like a college gal!

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