When the last light
of our breath
we’ll fly into
Wendy / 2016
Last Sunday I was weary to the bone from the previous day’s hike, and my head craved close contact with a pillow because osteoarthritis pain had bullied me the night before. So when my husband suggested we go for a short evening walk at a local park, I hesitated.
But I’ve learned to follow most of my husband’s wise suggestions. I can’t count the multitude of times I’ve been glad I said, “Yes–let’s do it.”
And that includes when I said “I do,” on August 19, 1983. I would have missed out on one of the best and biggest adventures of all.
Thank you, Ian, for getting us out to witness another incredible sunset together. I want to fly off into the Forever Light of Love with you. Happy 33rd wedding anniversary. xoxo
Sunset Blessings ~ Wendy
What’s your most memorable sunset? I’m nosy-to-know.
Have you visited my latest post on the other blog? I share a bit about memoir writing (and more about my husband’s wisdom). And at the end of it there’s a link to a podcast that includes a quote of mine. I was honored to be invited to share a “From the Deep” story on the awesome writing encouragement podcast I listen to.
Here’s the link to my other blog post:
Better is One Book in God’s Library than Thousands Elsewhere
Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you
the desires of your heart.
(This was our wedding verse in 1983.)
56 thoughts on “In the Forever Light of Love: Our 33rd Wedding Anniversary”
Happy Anniversary! I think we might have had this realization before, but you share an anniversary date with my dear parents (49 years for them!)! Also, Psalm 37:4 has been one of my favorites for a long time.
May this year of marriage be even richer and more joyful, as you walk side by side!
Thank you, dear friend. Please pass on my congratulations to your parents. We’ve been blessed with a shared sense of humor–so we have joy in more ways than one. I love hearing my husband laugh. 🙂
Thank you, Richard. We’re grateful for the grace that’s brought us here.
That’s nice 🙂
Happy Anniversary, Wendy and Ian. You are obviously one of the “in-love” couples whose marriage has stood the test of time. Congrats on that! <3 <3 <3
Thank you, dear Jennifer. Like you did, we married our best friend. <3
Happy anniversary! I love this post. I too have a wise husband and osteoarthritis. 😌
Thank you, Penny. It’s nice to meet you. 🙂
So very beautiful. Happy Anniversary!
Thank you, dear Barbara. 🙂
Happy anniversary!! 💚
Thank you, Imelda. I’m sure enjoying your nature pictures on Facebook. 🙂
Thanks and welcome, Wendy. 🙂
I’m going to add an apple to the bowl <3 (I love that). Can I do sunrise? My most memorable sunrise … in Navarre, Florida, just about to leave for Disney. And we see people out swimming in the ocean with their tiny dogs … and then we see sharks … and we remember the hotel people saying not to go in the water early morning because that's when sharks feed. Oh, mercy. Congratulations on your anniversary, sweet friend. We serve an amazing God. His mercies are new every single morning. <3
What a delicious apple, dear Shelli. Thank you. <3 You have the gifted eye of an editor. I'm still amazed how you spotted the shark fin in my video. 🙂 I'm hoping to catch a few sunrise shots this weekend when we get away to a beachfront cabin. Please pray that I don't sleep in. xo
Such beautiful photos, dear Wendy. And a beautiful poem of Eternal Love to celebrate your wedding anniversary Congratulations to you both. ♥
Thank you, dear Isabella. Like those geese, time is flying by; we’ll be in that “beautiful land” before we know it. <3
Happy Anniversary! It is a wonderful thing. When it comes to sunsets it is hard for me to choose. 🙂
Thank you, dear Theresa. I’d say it’s a good sign when you can’t choose a favorite sunset; it probably means they’re getting better each time. I love our latest one best. 🙂
Beautiful in so many ways! Congratulations, Miss Wendy! You have a heart for words and an eye for nature and then your choice in husbands – sounds perfect! 😉
Thank you, dear Glynis. When good friends marry, they have a head start with grace. 🙂
Congratulations to you and your husband, Wendy. May you both have many more happy years together.
Thank you, Don. We’re hoping for lots more time together; neither of us wants to fly solo.
Dear sister, Wendy
Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Since I follow your blog and read so many your beautiful posts, I learned so many important and precious things about life. I pray The Lord will always bless and anoint your marriage life until Maranatha! Happy Anniversary!
Thank you, dear Karina. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed getting to know you over the last couple of years. Blessings to you and your family. Your husband is blessed to have such a lovely and godly wife.
Happy, happy anniversary dear Wendy! 🙂 <3
Thank you, sweet Natalie. <3
Wishing you a beautiful anniversary and more wonderful sunsets together! I always come away from your blog encouraged and inspired! Thank you!
Thank you, dear Debbie. What a blessing you always are, friend. I appreciate hearing I’ve inspired you–you inspire so many of us bloggers to continue sharing Good News in the unique way He has gifted each of us to. Keep writing your poetry, Deb. It reaches the marrow and draws us to Him. <3
Happy Anniversary Wendy! May you have many many more to come. You are a dear inspiration to us! God Bless you and your husband. 💓
Dear Rhonda, thank you for your kind words. Each member of the Body of Christ needs what one another has been blessed to share. Your art glorifies Him and inspires us to appreciate His living art. <3
Thank you Wendy. Bless you dear friend for your encouragement. 💋💕
Thank you, dear Clarence.
Happy Anniversary! Very beautifully done. So happy for your years together.
In His Love and Light,
Joan G. Pfeiffer
Punta Gorda, FL
Thank you, dear Joan. I have to give the credit to the Grace Giver. <3 Blessings, friend.
Happy anniversary!! Lovely sunset…another beautiful picture from you. My sunset of note was the first one I witnessed off the Fairhope Pier, Fairhope, Al Literally watched the sun dip into the horizon…God is such an awesome creator!! I marvel at His works and am constantly amazed.
Thank you, dear Gracie. I agree wholeheartedly that “God is such an awesome creator!!” Often I wonder what’s in store for everyone in Heaven—cause I just know He’s still gotta be creating more and more beauty. <3
Wendy: Happy Anniversary! Mary and I were pleased to meet you in Courtenay. We could sense a sincere love between you and Ian. May God shower you both with gentle blessings.
Ian and I witnessed the same sincere love between you two, Rich. You and Mary are perfectly matched. I love seeing couples who still enjoy each other’s company after years of marriage. We’re blessed–aren’t we?
Happy Belated wedding anniversary, Wendy. Glad you followed hubby’s advice. 🙂
Thank you, dear Tracy. 🙂 He’s almost always right.
Happy Anniversary, Wendy! God’s love never get’s old…just dearer to our souls… bless you both! ~Zoey
Thank you, dear Zoey. I love what you said–it’s perfect. <3
Happy belated wedding anniversary, Wendy!
Thank you, dear Lavinia. 🙂
Congratulations, Wendy and Ian. Happy anniversary to you, and may the coming year be another great one for you.
Thank you so much, Cynthia. I’m grateful to be married to my best friend. I know you also married a BFF. 🙂
Congratulations on 33 years, Wendy. I hope you and your husband enjoy many more.
Thank you, dear Mollie. I’m hoping we’ll live to celebrate our 50th if the Lord’s willing.
WOW! Wendy these captures are so very beautiful, nothing better than to soak up such a view. I have a couple of really memorable sunrises and sunsets. I walked to the top of Mount Sinai in Egypt and witnessed the sun in all its glory rise up, so big and bold. People were praying, all walks of life had made the journey. It will stay with me forever. Sunrises I recall an amazing one over the Grand Canyon. But even at home they appear brilliant and often and I am always in awe of nature. Happy day to you.
Dear Kath, thank you for sharing those beautiful moments with us. I can’t imagine how incredible the sunrise in Egypt must have been. And I love how each one, no matter where it is, is unique—like us. 🙂 Blessings as you continue to create your lovely artwork.
Thank you, dear Marylou. 🙂