Sunday, September 9, 2007

"Grow Old Along With Me."

Marty's Engagement Picture August 1969

Grow old along with me,
The best is yet to be.
When our time has come
We will be as one.
God bless our love,
God bless our love.

Dee dressing for wedding day.

Grow old along with me.
Two branches of one tree
Face the setting sun
When the day is done.
God bless our love,
God bless our love.

Wedding Celebration

Sharing our lives together,
Man and wife together,
World without end,
World without end...

Dee and Marty, growing old together, 2007

Grow old along with me.
Whatever fate decrees
We will see it through,
For our love is true.
God bless our love,
God bless our love.

Dee and I started out young, and today celebrate 38 years of growing up, and growing old together!
We were married 9/9/69, never to part, through time and all eternity.
Time is slipping by, but by eternity standards, we've still got a lot of joy to anticipate together.
God has blessed our love.

A few words on marriage from my 38 years of experience:
  1. Invite God into the marriage.
  2. When there are choices between the desires of the husband or the wife, choose what would support the marriage.
  3. The marriage becomes the unit that supports the individuals.
  4. When we put our marriage before ourselves, there is security and harmony in the home. The whole family feels safe because the foundation is sound.
  5. Love is an action verb. It's something we DO, not something we wait to have done to us. If we feel unloved, it indicates we are not loving. Being married to the one you love is totally fun, energizing, relaxing, comforting, exhilarating, peaceful and entertaining. I know!
"Spending our lives together,
Man and wife together,
World without end,
World without end.
Grow old along with me...
The best is yet to be."

This was one of the last songs recorded by John Lennon, just a few days before his death at his home in 1980. It was never finished, but released as it was. Just like him.


Anonymous said...

Deiner Dee

meanderings said...

Happy Anniversary!


Christie said...

Congrats on 38 years together - you are examples to us all of how to have a great life together!

Tita Mama said...

Happy anniversary! Very good advice on how to have a long and happy marriage.

MissKris said...

There's nothing better in life than growing old together. 33 years and still going strong here. Happy Anniversary, Marty and Dee...may you have many more to share together! (((((HUG)))))

Betty said...

What an attractive couple you make! Happy Anniversary!

kenju said...

Happy Anniversary! What magnetic eyes you have, Marty!

Barbara said...

How do we convince young people to stay together to enjoy this time of their lives together...
We are 35 years strong.
Congrats on your 38.
Fondly, B.

Kay Dennison said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you, Marty! May you have many more wonderful years!

manny hernandez said...

WOA!! Congrats!! My wife and I have only 7 years together: we can sure learn from your great experience.

BTW, I loved your pictures of the wedding day and now, the more recent one. BEAUTIFUL post!

I want to take the opportunity to invite you to join I read a comment you posted on Colleen's blog and thought you could find it useful. It's a great community for people touched by diabetes.

I look forward to seeing you and your husband there!

Granny Annie said...

Your blog entry is a masterpiece and it sounds like your marriage is also a masterpiece. Happy Anniversary!

Jake said...

Happy Anniversary Mom! You guys always make marriage seem romantic and exciting. Thanks for your good example and here's to 38 more wonderful least!

Polly said...

Happy Anniversary! I have a particular love of that song.One of the times when I was really sick and discouraged, Jim came in my room and said listen to this..and played that song for me on the CD. It is a great song that says it all! I loved the pictures! It is fun to have known you at all the the stages of your life.

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful post. Happy Anniversary. My husband and I are relative amateurs at approaching 17 years (Oct). I have always thought the marriage itself was a living breathing thing that should be protected.

A friend sent me that song for our anniversary last year, albeit the Mary Chapin Carpenter rendition. Just stopped me in my tracks. While I knew it was a John Lennon tune, I didn't realize it was unfinished.