Saturday, December 1, 2012

Not just Any Day

December 1, 1949
It’s another rainy day, not so much unlike the previous days of this week. 

We postponed a trip to Sacramento on stormy and rainy Wednesday, which was to have been a lunch to celebrate our daughter Becky’s 60th birthday; and have rescheduled for next week.

However today is a special day for Robert and me.  December 1st we celebrate sixty three (63) years of wedded bliss.  Well harmony and bliss most of the time, but that is life.

Just prior to our marriage 63 years ago, my Uncle Clarence who lived with our family at the time, said to me.  “Hazel, you think marriage is a bed of roses, but let me tell you that there are thorns on those roses.”

Uncle Clarence was always teasing me so I joked back at him by saying, “There will NOT be any thorns on my roses.”  And so it has been for the most part, few if any thorns. 

First and formost we chose to bring Jesus as the unseen guest to our home.  When you are following Jesus, the rough paths seem to be smoother.

Then probably because we chose to get along and walk in forgiveness when the thorns tried to sprout.

“Do not let the sun go down on your wrath” is a good Bible verse to remember, and to “Agree quickly with your adversary.”

I may not be the wisest woman on earth, but I must tell you that a woman who keeps quiet when her husband is ranting, will be a woman who is able to keep peace in the family.  

Later when he calms down, it may be time to quietly say what you were thinking previously - - or by now you may have decided that it was best all along not to speak words that would bring further upset.

Most husbands would benefit if they would listen to their wives when they offer a suggestion, instead of being macho, and needing to have the last word.

For 63 years, Robert has been my friend, lover, my rock, and a man who I can trust.  He has been a good provider and together we are proud of our children and grandchildren.

Certainly, some of his decisions were not mine, but looking back, we both can say, we have enjoyed 63 years of no regrets.

This post is Linked with Laura’s Faith Filled Friday



  1. Happy Anniversary, Hazel! You and Robert are testaments to the world of the love and wisdom of God. Your attitude and perspective is wonderful. May God continue to bless and keep you.

  2. Happy, blessed Anniversary, Hazel! Your wisdom is so needful. Thank you for sharing it. 63 years! Awesome. Jesus is glorified in your lives and through both of your writings. God bless you and "Bobby". Hugs to you both!

  3. Very touching love story. Happy anniversary:)

  4. Ohhh - there is so much good advice in this post (some I need to take). Thank you for writing this lovely post and for linking up with me this week. (((hugs)))


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