Friday, 3 October 2008

Celebrate Your Marriage!!

Mama is still sleeping so be quiet when you comment today! I have a surprise for her! She will cry when she gets it!

Today is our 45th anniversary of meeting - we met 45 years ago on October 3, 1963 at noonish in a department store. Mama was employed there and I was to meet her for lunch. The meeting was extra special as we had written each other over 300 letters - today we would finally meet. I had just returned from an 18 month tour with the military overseas.

When she wakes up she will find a (she is stirring - be quiet) box of candy, a nice card and a very personal letter (none of your business!) with the card, all setting on the kitchen counter.

This will probably be my last post for a few days. Sunday we go to Mackinaw Island to attend a conference titled: "Celebrate Your Marriage!!" with Jay & Laura Laffoon, Dr. Kevin Leman & comedian Joby Saad. The celebration will be Monday & Tuesday October 6 & 7.

You may ask, after 43 years of marital bliss, why go? well - mama needs a little fine tuning. Papa has done his best and corrected most of mama's weak areas, but she could use a little fine tuning from the experts! Nothing major or earth shattering, but a little refinement would be good!

She is just getting up now - well, almost - heh heh!!

UPDATE! Sunday October 5th 10AM - Mama and papa are out of here! The fun begins ! We will be back Tuesday Evening - see ya then!

29 comments:

Tam said...

i love that you remember meeting at "noonish"! papa, you are such a romantic! and ORNERY!!!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MAMA AND PAPA!!!

and mama? we all know who REALLY needs the fine tuning ;-)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ha ! Tam - shhh - mama thinks its her that needs the fine tuning - I am almost there! lol She did cry this morning - but not as much as papa ---

Indian Lake Papa said...

This is MAMA:
What a nice surprise!! I am sharing my candy with Papa. :)
I can remember that meeting and what a meeting that was. We have had some great adventures together. I can say I love Papa more today than I did that day I met him. Life has been much more than I ever thought it would be on that day.
Papa and I have no idea what may be yet to come but we are committed to face it together hand in hand. God is our leader as we go forward.
Love you Papa and you all too MAMA

roxannekristina.blogspot.com said...

We all need to be like PAPA and MAMA. SO CUTE!!! Have a wonderful time celebrating your love!

xoox,
Roxx

Life Adapted said...

You're a nut. Why is it that I am always saying this? Maybe because YOU'RE A NUT! Fine tuning my foot - you guys go to show off how cute you are :)
Have a wonderful blessed time. You guys are truly an inspiration!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Roxanne ! We will be very good & have a wonderful time. Pray for mama that she gets that "fine tuning"!

Indian Lake Papa said...

LA - a nut ???!!! Mama and I probably have more fun then we should - ha! Our license does not have a fun restriction or clause in it! lol

roxannekristina.blogspot.com said...

:o)
xoxo,
R

I think MAMA might be praying the same for you. :0)

Just kiddin. All fun!

Have a most wonderful time. Happy for you two!

xoxox,
Roxx

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - you are so right! mama prays for papa big time!! We have lots of fun but we have our serious moments as well. One of the things we like to do is ride bike together - we did briefly tonight - getting cool!

nanatrish said...

What a sweet post! You are a romantic. Mama is the one that needs the fine tuning? That's very interesting. You guys go riding your bikes together. So neat. Mama and Papa you guys are delightful!!

ed said...

Have a great time on Mackinaw Island Papa.

Be sure to let every know how much you have helped Mama with all her weak areas. You might have to take some time to remind her before you go. :)

It is probably a good thing that a comedian will be there to help couples celebrate their marriage. :)

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary of meeting - such a romantic! You two are terrific! Enjoy your time together and enjoy each other!

Robin said...

My guess is that you two are going to help others with the fine tuning :) their marriages need :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Nana - two big secrets to mama & papa's marriage, 1) we both love our Lord & Savior - 2) communication. I probably shouldn't say this, but for the success of the marriage, I give #2 top priority ---

Ed -You crack me up friend !! Believe me, I remind mama all the time how I have helped her overcome her weak areas! lol It is part of my humble nature! Comedian - yep, this marriage has been a comedy of errors & successes! :o)

Robin - As we prayed together last night we prayed for each other and that we would be good examples on this trip. We both prayed for Robin and her requests as well. Love you Robin!

darla said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love that after all these years you still want to go to a marriage weekend! how sweet! Hubs and I went to one a few years ago, and it was very good, we had a blast, and redid our vows there, and made another to vow to always work through things fight for it if we have to but never throw the towel in...that is probably the wisest thing I have ever done! ;)

Robin said...

I just did a meme on my blog and linked to your blog in one of the questions. Thanks for the lessons and love you share!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - mama's making me go! :o) I think she has some fine tuning in mind for me - oh boy! We should have fun!

Robin - The reasons I can give lessons - mama was a good teacher to me! lol

brainteaser said...

Oh, this is such a sweet post!

Happy, Happy anniversary! Wow...

Have a god one.


And many more anniversaries to come! :-)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Brainteaser! Yep - halfway there - 45 to go - 90 years as friends should be a good figure! Thanks for stopping by!!

gchyayles said...

Happy Anniversary Mama & Papa :) I love you both so much and have been blessed and encouraged by you. Praise God for allowing us to cross paths. I'm back from New York. Let's catch up when you get back. Have a wonderful time; you both deserve it. I love you XOX

CrossView said...

*whispering*
Wow! I was 8 months old when you met.... =P

Hope you are having a wonderful time at the conference. And I hope your wife took that 2x4 with her. Sounds like she may need it - to keep YOU in line! =P

Char said...

I wish I'd checked your blog earlier! My cousin and her husband were at the conference. I'd have told them to look you up. You didn't cross paths with a Sharon and Bert Smallwood, did you?

Sounds like a great surprise for Mama. I've tried keeping track of the anniversary of the day I met Richard, but its long forgotten.The best I can come up with is "sometime in October." That gives us a whole month to celebrate!

Heather said...

How romantic of you Papa! Of course, nobody is buying the whole 'Mama needs fine tunin' stuff!

I hope you have an incredible time at the conference. Sounds to me like you should be teaching the conference!!!! ;)

Love you both!

darla said...

hope you and mama are having a wonderful time, and that you have some of this awesome fall weather we are getting! love you!

willow said...

She's got to be up by now, so I don't have to whisper, right? Papa! You are such a romantic!! And this isn't even the wedding anniversary, it's the anniversary of the day you two met? That is so lovely!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Willow - we are back! Mama got fine tuned! They agreed that papa is just a perfect mate! Flawless! They said my greatest quality is my humility!

Darla - we had beautiful weather and a wonderful time! We walked a lot. If you want to see where we stayed - find the movie; "Somewhere in Time" starring Christopher Reeves & Jane Seymour - The Grand Hotel, Mackinaw Island.

Heather - we had a wonderful time! a very special time for mama and papa. I wept a few times!

Char - i checked my blog a couple of times while there and got your message about your cousin! I checked quickly - but - they attend the earlier conference the day before! We missed them! :o(

Crossview - you are just a young puppy! ha! we had a wonderful time!
mama got tweeked just a little! i didn't even have to take notes!

GCH - glad you got home safe too! we head out the door again Friday to go see Deb & Tam! We really had a great time!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I love that you're going to a conference on marriage after 45 years. What a blessing you must be to one another.

My parents just celebrated their 50th last year. They need to attend a conference...just sayin'.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - We have been married 43 years - great 43 years. our excursion recently was a part of us celebrating our meeting 45 years ago! in case I haven't mentioned it - I love mama!!!

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