Twenty-Six Years Ago Today……….


It’s hard to believe that over half of my life has been spent married. 

Tim and I didn’t have a clue what we were getting into at the age of 20, standing before his father saying our vows.

I wonder what we would have done differently had we known………all the laughter, all the tears………….that would be coming our way. 



Somehow, we’ve survived. 

It hasn’t always been easy.

BUt I know what’s pulled us through the valleys.

Our faith.

God’s love.





I got up this morning and looked outside to see Tim removing the last of Nick’s ramps from our deck.

I knew it was a difficult thing for him to do, and it broke my heart to see him leaning over the ramp undoing something that had meant so much to our family.

I thought to myself, “Nick doesn’t need that ramp anymore,” and I smiled.

Then, Tim came in and said, “I woke up at 7:11 this morning and thought, “Nick doesn’t need that ramp anymore.”

I replied, “That’s exactly what I was thinking.”


Today, we’ll go to his college Christmas luncheon.

I’ll wrap gifts.

We’ll watch Olivia in the Christmas play tonight at church.

Then, Tim and I, and all of our kids who are home, we’ll go see Sherlock Holmes at the theater.


This is a perfect anniversary day for me.




Shared with ones I love so much.


I hope your day is filled with some simple, quiet moments too.


I love you all so much.

6 thoughts on “Twenty-Six Years Ago Today……….

  1. Happy anniversary Tammy and Tim. How young you were way back when you made your committment. It is so amazing after we have been married for a long while how we start thinking like each other. And in the good and bad times we stay committed. I just wish our younger generation knew the vow and the committment they are taking on their wedding day. It’s not an easy road blending two lives and personalites. Enjoy your day. You deserve it. Sandy

  2. Congratulations on 26!!! Happy Anniversary Tammy and Tim!

    May God bless your hearts deeply as you treasure your years from the mountaintops through the valleys… you have made it to this day and deserve a wonderful day!

    (we don’t know each other that well, but I know you and your blog from Susan at Forever His)… I had to come and check out your good news and the Grief community
    you have at Blog Frog! Thanks for starting that!)

    May you enJoy a blessed and merry Christmas too! (difficult move but you’re both right, Nick doesn’t need the ramp, he’s soaring without it!)To God be all the Glory!

    Love, hope, peace and JOY,

  3. I pray that you and Tim are having or have had a most marvellous and blessed day. The kind of day that only God can provide. Commitment is a value much missing from today, as Sandy already said. Too many young people are too ready to give up and walk away from any and all commitments. Sending my love and hopes for you to have many more happy years together.

  4. Tammy,

    Happy Anniversary! I pray that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season.

    Let us know how you like the new Sherlock Holmes movie.