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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

42

One of my favorite pictures of me and Marvin was made at nephew, Caleb's wedding three years ago.

Today we are celebrating 42 years of marriage. We plan to go to Farm to Fork for a nice anniversary dinner and we will thank God for His many blessings to us over the years.

Back in 1974, I had a date with Marvin. We were fixed up by my nursing school friend, Jenny. I thought we had a good time but he did not call me back so I wrote him off! I went about my business until I received a call from him in February 1975. I remember the date because I was in OBGYN rotation at Ga Baptist and my patient had just given birth to triplets. That was rare back then before the techno twins, triplets etc.  I was in a good mood so when he asked  me out, I gave him a second chance. :) We dated for six months, he asked me to marry him and we were engaged for a year while I finished nursing school.

I sure am glad I believe in second chances!!

17 comments:

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

That is a great picture and wishing you a very happy anniversary. I believe in second chances too!

Mary said...

Happy 42nd Anniversary Arlene! Such a lovely photo of the two of you and I love your hairstyle in this photo.

Robin in Virginia said...

Happy Anniversary wishes to you and Marvin, Arlene! What a fabulous picture of the two of you! Enjoy your day.

Mary Hutchins said...

Happy Anniversary, hope you have a great day! That really is a great picture of the two of you!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary Arlene and Marvin. Great picture of you two.

Jan said...

Happy Anniversary! This is a great picture!

Gina said...

Arlene, you look like a bride! What a beautiful picture! 2nd chances are the best. xo

Terri D said...

What a great story of your meeting and then meeting again!! Happy anniversary to you both!! Congratulations!!

Mari said...

I love your story! That's a really nice picture of you two. Congratulations!

Barbara said...

It is easy to see why this is one of your favorite photos of you and your husband. You both look wonderful.

I enjoyed reading the story of how you met and married. Congratulations! The Lord has clearly blessed you greatly.

Linda said...

I loved hearing about how you and Marvin met!!! Bet he's happy about getting that second chance!

RJ said...

Happy Anniversary Arlene and Marvin. What a fantastic and lovely photo of the two of you. Love your story...you made the perfect decision. RJ

Carol said...

I can see why you like that photo so much, Arlene--it is so lovely of both of you! Happy 42nd (you are a year ahead of us!!) and many wishes for more happy, healthy years ahead :)

Dianna said...

A belated Happy 42nd Anniversary to you and your husband, Arlene. Such a beautiful picture of the two of you.

Terri said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Mrs.T said...

Congratulations on 42! I loved reading your story. We will celebrate 44 this month.

Jazzmin said...

LOVED reading this story! It definitely made me smile reading it. What special and sweet memories and such a fun story of meeting for your kids and grandkids, I'm sure :)
What a beautiful photograph of you both. Congratulations on 42 years and I hope it was a very happy, blessed anniversary!! Your plans sound like such a lovely way to have spent it.

Love and blessings to you!
Jazzmin