Celebrating 25 Years Together!

Twenty-five years ago today at 3:32 pm in Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale, Minnesota, Pr. John Temple said those famous words to Marvin and me, “I now pronounce you husband and wife.”

We sang “He Has Chosen You for Me” to each other after the lighting of the unity candle. Since we kept this a surprise, and since none of Marv’s family or friends knew he could sing, there were very few dry eyes in the church.

And then I aimed for the escape of the aisle (I really don’t like being the center of attention) completely forgetting the “kiss” part … but Marvin remembered. 😉

And now 25 years and three children later the man who has been my partner in joy, pain, trials, fun, faith, doubt, and many more everyday moments is still the love of my life.

He’s my biggest cheerleader and my best friend. He’s the family provider and a teaching father who has the gentlest heart. I’m forever grateful that God blessed me with my amazing life partner!

I don’t forget the “kiss” part anymore.

I love you Marvin!

Comments 8

  1. Congratulations – 25 years with your soulmate – you are truly blessed. The years have flown by so quickly, I still think I am 29, how could my niece be celebrating 25 years of marriage? Wish you continued happiness and a long, happy life together. You are one of the lucky ones. My husband Ed and I always agreed that if you always put the other person first you are a winner.,

  2. Wow – congratulations! You two are a great example of what marriage should be. I still remember the surprise duet that you and Marvin sang at the wedding. You had more than me in tears that day. That was a great remembrance for your wedding day 🙂

  3. Congrats Brenda! (We’ll be celebrating 25 years in March…so our puffy sleeved “Diana-inspired” 80’s dresses look similar.) 🙂

    1. Thank you, Karen! Those puffy sleeves were in, weren’t they? My daughter just wrinkled her nose at the bridesmaid dresses. 😉

      Are you going to do anything special to celebrate your anniversary?

  4. I still remember your wedding as the impetus for the Twiins to finally win a World Series. We were in the midst of sweeping a 4 game series from the A’s when you did your gift opening at Mom and Dad’s. Oh yeah, it was also a special day on it’s own, many memories from that day….Happy 25th Anniversary!

    1. That’s right, Gary! The Twins won the World Series that year all because of us. 😉 Although, I don’t remember us being in the midst of a 4-game sweep. Guess I was a bit busy at that time.

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