October 2, 2020

They Said We Wouldn't Make It

 


They said we'd never make it....The photo above is of me and my husband not long after we met. I was twenty seven and he was just thirty nine. My husband and I met in the age of AOL. Yes, we met in an AOL chat room. Remember those? We both hung out in a local chat room with lots of other people from the area and most 'chat room couples' didn't make it. They were nothing more than flings. 

My husband and I were different. We had both been married before, we had both done the 'fling thing'. We were looking for true love, stability, security, honesty, faithfulness. Of course everyone we knew in that chat room both online and offline said it wouldn't last that we'd be like everyone else. Over in three weeks. 

Well I am so blessed and happy to say that as of today it's been twenty three years of being together, twenty two years of being married AND we married each other TWICE! Once outside the church in 1998 and then again inside the church in 2014. And you know what? We'd marry each other all over again!.


             Photo from our vow renewal in the Church in 2014



So much for not making it. Happy 22nd Anniversary honey. I love you more today than I did yesterday.


                                   Photo taken August 2020



21 comments:

  1. Robyn, You kids are gorgeous. Looks like it is working. Happy anniversary and I for one wish you many more years. I think being friends is very important. Always be kind to each other. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. What great pictures! I am glad you made it. Happy anniversary.

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  3. Hi Robyn, I love your blogs. The same thing was said to us when we got together in 1976. Just last month we celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary. We married twice also and I would marry him again and again. Life together is a struggle and I think a lot of people don't take those vows very seriously. I do. Marriage is work, struggle, being kind, laughing, loving, compassion, respect and compromise. I am sure that I have missed some other points but we do what we do because we love that person and want to be with them the rest of our lives. Love always, be safe, be loved. Dale. ox

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    1. Hi Dale,
      Im so glad you like my blog :) and yes I couldn't agree with you more. Each day you make the choice to love your partner through it all.. That's what real love is. When we are young we have a very fantasy like view of what love should be but it isn't reality. Love is painful, it hurts, its draining but it's also completely worth every moment!

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  4. Wonderful love story! Congrats to you both.
    d

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  5. You are a handsome couple, Congrats

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  6. Congrats to you both. Great pictures :)

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  7. Happy Anniversary. I met my current husband also on AOL in the Christian divorced single chat room. It both of our 2nd marriage. We're going strong as well. I also have a friend who met and married on that same Christian divorced single chatroom and they, too have been married 20 years. I met my husband in 1999 and we married in Feb 2002.

    Beautiful photos. So happy you both found each other.

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    1. Woohoo! That's awesome!! And thank you! ❤

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  8. Congratulations!! Happy anniversary to two amazing people!

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    1. Thank you so much my sister! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  9. You kids are adorable. I have been married for 26 years. My husband is 10 years older than me. He said he would marry me all over again. I would love to have a 2nd wedding to include all the friends and family we made during our years of marriage.
    I wish you two many more years.

    ps: I still have my AOL email. I uses it for junk mail. Haha

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  10. Happy anniversary and may y'all have many many more happy days together! Did you do anything special for your day?

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  11. Wow, 22 years! That's awesome. Happy Anniversary, and I wish you both many more wonderful years together. Beautiful photos. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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