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Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Wedding Anniversary

Today is my 28th Wedding Anniversary! Picture this: July 14, 1984. The island of Oahu, Hawaii. A beautiful park on Oahu's North Shore, Waimea Falls Park. A bride wearing a haku lei (ring of flowers around her head). The groom wearing white slacks and a black and white floral Aloha shirt. There is a little Hawaiian lady playing a ukelele. The wedding guests are attired in Aloha wear. A group of the groom's friends, submarine sailors all, arrive in matching shorts and shirts. The grove where there ceremony takes place is peaceful and green, filled with tropical foliage and bird song. A glorious day.

Today, I am here at home alone. My husband is, ironically, in Hawaii, training submariners.  We have endured many anniversaries apart over the years, especially during his active-duty Navy service. But that does not in any way diminish the celebration, or the solid marriage. We mark the years in other ways, every day. As we vowed to each other at our wedding, we will love each other as long as the sun rises.




14 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy anniversary and many, many more!

Lady Caer Morganna said...

That is so beautiful! That sounds soo romantic, Robin! I would love to see Hawaii someday! Would love to see a wedding pic if you've got one handy? Please, please, please???? LOL!!

HAPPY 28th ANNIVERSARY, MY FRIEND!!!

Love, Kim

Linda Wildenstein said...

Happy Anniversary BB. You wedding sounds beautiful and very you. I know that you wish your husband was at home but as you say, you will love each other as long as the sun shines. Hey, that's gonna be a long time.
Blessings, Oma Linda

mrsduncanmahogany said...

That is one beautiful post! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband...may you see another 28 years and more! Enjoy your day!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Congratulations!
I can just imagine how many are envious at how Your wedding was like and where it took place :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

mxtodis123 said...

Oh my, what a wonderful wedding day you had. Wishing you and yours all the best. Happy Anniversary to you and hubby.
Mary

Lon said...

Congratulations to you both!

Jeanne said...

Happy Anniversary!!! May you and your Hubby celebrate many more together! ♥

Magic Love Crow said...

I'm sorry I am late! Happy Anniversary! Your wedding sounded so special! Like you and your hubby ;o) I wish the two of you so many blessings, every morning, every night, every second of each day ;o) Would love to see a wedding pic ;o) Please ;o) I am jumping up and down ;o) Please ;o)

Sandy Sandy said...

AWE, so sweet! Can't wait to meet!!

Topper said...

Happy Anniversary! 28 years! Where did the time go? Many More ahead

c. Joy said...

Robin,
I missed this post. We just celebrated our 25th anniversary (7-11). Congrats to you and Mr. WW. We have a couple of things in common - my husband has missed a few of our anniversaries (work is work)- I still love him.

Jess said...

Oh! That's such a sweet thing, to love eachother as long as the sun rises. Happy anniversary to you both and I wish you many more happy years together. :)
Jess xx

Mina said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your very lucky husband, Miss Robin!