In a Blink of An Eye!

Time is a very strange phenomenon. . . . minutes, hours, days, weeks,and  and even months can just drag on and on, especially when you are ill or sitting in the dentist’s chair. I remember telling my students that  the passage of time in school  compared to the passage of time during vacations is one of the mysteries of life.  So it is for me. . . . the 50 years from  August 20,1966  to  August, 20 2016  seems just to have been a  blink of an eye for  me.

I fell in love with David when I was 19. He was incredibly funny and the smartest person I had ever met.  I am so grateful for the two amazing  children, Katherine and Christian who were born of our union.  They have given us such joy every day of their lives.

David has shown me places and taken me to  parts of the world that a girl from Staunton, Virginia could never even imagined.  I love his adventuring spirit and constant striving to learn and his love of travel!

This picture was taken at the end of one of the Indian spectacular 7 days of wedding celebration in 2015.  The students encouraged the kiss!

Through all these years, I have not always liked David very much but I imagine he would say the same about me. Such is life together with  two very different people.   We stood before  God and our families and took a vow which we have taken seriously during  all this life together.

But there has not been a single moment of the 50 years that I have not loved him!

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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24 Responses to In a Blink of An Eye!

  1. kunstkitchen says:

    Congratulations of 50 years!

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  2. Kit Clark says:

    I’m so happy for the two of you and your 50 years together, may you have many many more.

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  3. What a special tribute to your 50 years together. We’re right behind you with 48 under our belt and still loving each other, too! Great photo, too!

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  4. Angie says:

    How wonderful you both are, and such a tribute to your David. Beautiful stories of love like your are what keeps me smiling, brings hope to my life for the future of marriage and love, and makes me want to jump up and shout “Hooray”! Congratulations my dear friend. I wish many more years for you both. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. Judy Gerdis says:

    Coming up right behind you! Can’t believe it either…50 years….seems like only a couple. Congratulation to you reaching this milestone. So many couples give up along the way. I’m so glad we can share these special moments in time with you through FaceBook and I’m glad we live in such a day that we can nurture and care for relationships through media, otherwise our friendship would have probably ended as neighbors back in Manhattan, Kansas.

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  6. God bless you both! You say it well to have not always liked him. In our vows we do not promise that. But to love and honor we do promise. In this day and age many have forgotten that. May God bless you and honor you both for your commitment to each other and to the vows, and to him.

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  7. Rashmi says:

    congratulations to you both for completing 50 years.. you are an inspiration for all young people like me.. may you celebrate 50 years more.. may god bless you.. both are looking soo adorable.. 🙂

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  8. Helen H (Bailey) Bayly says:

    How lovely, dear Anne! Thank you for sharing with us…(and inspiring us –.we’ll ask our kidz to take fotos when we reach #56 on September 9th!). Please keep me/us on yr blogging address list – and keep travelling and kissing!! Abrazos, Helen, Troy xoxoxoxo

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  9. SitaRasa says:

    ❤ Wonderful 🙂 God Bless

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