Friday, April 27, 2012

Walking in Memphis

Today Paul and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary. When I look back at our wedding photos I can't help but think that we were just a couple of kids back then and I marvel at how much we have both grown over the years. I am amazed at how much life we have fully lived and I find it hard to remember what life was like without Paul by my side.  Growing old together truly is a blessing that so few people are able to realize, although compared to some, we are still just a couple of newlyweds in the early stages of our marriage.  I look forward to the day when Paul and I can say that we have been married for 50 years, so really, we are not even at the halfway mark of our marriage yet.

When the excitement of our wedding day had settled into a peaceful joy, we got into my electric blue Chevy Cavalier and drove to Tennessee for our honeymoon adventure. We started out in Memphis visiting Elvis Presley's Graceland and Beale Street, the birthplace of the blues, and then drove across the beautiful state to hike in the Smoky Mountains. It was providential that just at the time we were married Marc Cohn had a hit song, Walking in Memphis, and every time we hear it we are always taken back to that happy time when we were young and love was new. Like the words in the song, "you've got a prayer in Memphis" we really did have a prayer in that specific time and place, we had a prayer for the hope of a lifelong marriage spent in  the loving arms of God.

Why don't you watch the embedded video here and celebrate our anniversary with us?


  1. Happy Anniversary!! I am pleasantly surprised to hear of the similarities between the beginning of your married life and mine!
    In June, it will be 18 years since my husband and I were married and left in my BLACK Chevy Cavalier for our honeymoon in Tennessee! We did not get to Memphis, but stayed in Gatlinburg in the Great Smokies. Because my husband, who is a big Elvis fan, was bummed about not getting to Memphis, we visted the Elvis Museum in Gatlinburg. Ha ha!
    Wishing you a continued lifetime of marital bliss!

  2. Happy Anniversary, Anne!!!
    I love the picture :) My prayers for you on this special day!

  3. So cute! Forgive me for being late, but Happy Belated Anniversary!

    Most of all, may God grant you many more happy decades together!