Friday, September 08, 2017

only in the middle of our story

 She let her words fly forth as blessings
 like white birds cheering the heart
 In the shelter of Bear's arms she let go of her fears
ned and judy 25 years 
Her words became like birds and flew away
becoming something unexpected.

It's our 44th wedding anniversary today, and I am thinking about a card I received, a gift.  It had Denise Kester's poem (quoted above) and image (see here) on it.  The friend told me that Ned is my bear and that is true.  

I made this quilt with quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet XIV to celebrate our 25th. That was 19 years ago and we were just barely in the middle of our story.  Click here for entire quilt.


  1. Happy Anniversary!

  2. What a lovely picture of you both! Happy Anniversary! I love that quilt - colors, textures and all!

  3. For the quiet joys of continuing the story, Happy Anniversary.

  4. "Love never fails". Happy Anniversary!

  5. It's our 38th anniversary today and are we all not just the luckiest people. To be with someone so long to love and be loved is a pure blessing
    Happy anniversary to you both
    Lynn & Philip xx

  6. Much happiness to you and Ned! Such a lovely picture of the two of you.

  7. Yes, it is a great photo. I didn't used to think so for years and years - but now I look at it and think it is beautiful. 19 years after the fact.

    We are now each in our mid 60's, and Ned remains the most loyal and supportive person, and gentle and protective. He is great. I am very lucky.

    Thank you for all good wishes. We will carry on.


  8. Happiest of celebrations to you, wishing you many more trips around the sun together!

  9. What a wonderful milestone - Happy Anniversary to both you and Ned!
    Bethany and Dale

  10. Everything at wedding venues NYC was spot-on perfect at our wedding. And this was due in large part to their manager and the amazing staff. Very professional staff, incredible food, spectacular view and when you felt like a guest at your wedding it cannot get any better.


Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx