Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We've Been Married for 25 Years Today!

And I can't decide what to post. Too many choices.

Should I post this one from last year, the marriage meme?

Or, this one, the anniversary post from our 23rd?

Here's one about what kind of father Atticus is.

What about this one -- "Add This to the List of Reasons I Married Him"?

Or, maybe this one about why the Gospel of John makes me cry.

Here's another meme: Eight Things About My Husband.

How about all those other Atticus posts? Especially the one about the fudge?

None of them tell the whole story, though.

The story is this:

God has launched us on a great adventure.

We are twenty-five years in, but it still feels dizzyingly new.

This could be because:

a.) we are pathetically immature, or
b.) we have short-term memory loss, or
c.) He keeps giving us new and stunning gifts, leaving us breathless each time, or
d.) all of the above, or
e.) some combination of two of the above, because these ridiculous multiple choice tests always have those silly combination answers that are designed to drive you mad and make your eyes roll into the back of your head and make you wonder if you'll have to draw a Venn diagram in order to figure it out ....
f.) Atticus is the best husband in the world

Put your pencils down. It's time for grading.

My answer key says that c.) and f.) are the winning combo, and if you, too, guessed correctly, then you, too, must have that happy, blessed and completely unmerited bit of grace called marriage-to-a-saint-I don't-deserve (with the only chink in the armor being that Stooge thing.)

I love you, Atticus.

Happy 25th Anniversary.

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us, that we might make our multiple choices together for many years to come.


Faith said...

Happy Anniversary! May God bless you with many more years!



Rebecca said...

Happy Anniversary Karen and Atticus! :)

Eileen said...

Oh, what a sweet post! Happy Anniversary to you, on this wonderful milestone! I'll have to come back to check out all your past posts -- I know from experience that every one will be a great read.

(And I bet Atticus feels pretty blessed, too!)

Love2Learn Mom said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both!!!!

Christine M said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope it's followed by many many more!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you. Have a lovely "silvery" day. :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniverary!

Melanie B said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Congratulations!!! Have a happy day - you both deserve it. :)

Big hugs!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Amy said...

Happy anniversary! Hope you all have a GREAT day.

kathy said...

Oh, happy anniversary!

Theresa said...

Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple! May you be blessed with many more years of wedded bliss.

sarah said...

Happy anniversary. Many blessings to you and your family.

Alice Gunther said...

Happy birthday!

25 years? Clearly you were a child bride!

Jean M. Heimann said...

Happy Anniversary, Karen and Atticus! Praying for special blessings for you today! Have a beauitful day!

The Bookworm said...

Happy Anniversary to you both :). And thanks for amusing me with the multiple choice bit - my dh's job is setting multiple choice questions (without those confusing all of the above / combination of the above answers!). I've done a bit of it freelance myself, and it is harder than it looks ;).

Dan and Janet Brungardt said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Will pray for God's blessings on the next 25 years!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

There is no way you've been married 25 years! You're not old enough!

Well, I will wish you a blessed 25th Anniversary ANYWAY, but I remain skeptical.

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a touching tribute to your marriage. Best wishes for many, many more years ahead!

Skysaw said...

Happy belated anniversary to Atticus and Karen!!

Diane said...

Happy Anniversary, Karen and Atticus, and prayers for many, many more beautiful blessings in the years to come!