Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Anniversay!

June 14, 1974 - Jim and Michele Williams

It is so hard to believe that it has been 35 years already! When Jim and I were first married, he told me that we will NEVER go to be angry. I have to say that it’s been true. We have had sleepless nights…yes… But we have made certain that even if we disagree about something, we will not go to bed angry. We will agree to disagree. We make sure that there are no harsh feelings. I would have to say that this one thing has made the biggest positive effect on our marriage. This one thing has caused us to talk instead of brood and stew over things. To coin a phrase from Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, “Nip It! Nip It in the butt!”

Oh, yes, there were moments when we did not “like” each other very much. There were moments we had to work exceptionally hard to keep our marriage afloat. There were moments we even thought about throwing in the towel. But…. We took our marriage vows extremely seriously. We decided we would each give 100% of ourselves into our marriage. Nothing is “his” and “mine”. It’s is “ours”. We are ONE in Christ.

My husband is my friend, confidant, mentor, companion, critic, cheerleader, fan, hero, home, my “north”, pastor, lover and love of my life! We complete one another. I cannot imagine my life without him.

Jim, Happy 35th Anniversary! In light of eternity it is just a flash! I love you sweetie!


Angela said...

May God continue to bless you marriage and be gracious to you both and make His face smile upon you. amen amen amen


Rodney Olsen said...

Such a wonderful witness.

While the rest of the world seems to be giving up when their marriage vows require some effort, you are proving that it's worth putting in the work.

Kristi said...

Wow! Happy, happy anniversary to you both. What a wonderful tribute to your marriage and to the One in whom your marriage is founded. May He bless you with many more incredible anniversaries together!

Saleslady371 said...

What a milestone today! Happy anniversary to you two lovebirds and may God give you many many more years of happiness.

Marsha said...

Happy Anniversary dear sister and brother in love... but sweet sis, may I please remind you that you were married in 1974!!! Heather was born in 1976-the year between my girls.

Love you all! Have a great day celebrating each other.

sara said...

Happy anniversary!!! What an awesome example you are in a time when people take their vows so lightly!!

have a wonderful day!!!

Michele Williams said...

Yes, I just noticed that I had put 1976! LOL.... That's what happens when you write this when you are falling a sleep! I just can't seem to stay awake long enough at night to write a post! LOL... Must be this clean country air! I just want to go to bed early and sleep!

Yes, I was married in 1974! The same year as my big sis!

His grace is sufficient. said...

May God Bless You & Jim on your 35th Anniversary & always!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary, sweet friend!

May God bless you with many, many more precious years together!


He & Me + 3 said...

Happy Anniversary my friend. Wow 35 Years...that is awesome. We don't go to bed angry either.

Pia said...

oh how sweet. happy anniversary!!! God bless you and your family always.

Beth in NC said...

Happy blessed anniversary Michele! I'll always remember the story of him removing your bedroom door!

I pray you'll enjoy many more wonderful years together!


Denise said...

Sweet blessings to you on your Anniversary, and always. I love you.