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I’d Do It Again in a Heartbeat!

I’d Do It Again in a Heartbeat!

33 years ago today, Dave and I were married in a Friday evening ceremony in the chapel on Camp Wainwright (now known as Canadian Forces Base Wainwright.)

Dave and I Exchanging rings Feb 11 1983Dave and I walking down the aisle after the ceremony

Happy Anniversary Dave!

I can remember thinking as I walked down the aisle after exchanging vows that I was the luckiest girl in the world.

And now 33 years later… I know just how right I was. But more than that, I know how fortunate and blessed we have been that over the years our love has grown deeper. Our relationship as man and wife has grown stronger.

Even knowing all that I know of the many trials we’d go through… the separations when you were away on exercise and on peace-making missions, the long nights alone, the days when I ached for your return. The joyous homecomings and the days of getting reacquainted and learning to love all over again a man who came back altered by his experiences. And of course, the every day joys and trials of parenting our children together… those things and so much more.

Yes… even knowing all that, I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

 

Thank you dear readers for indulging me as I shared this open love letter to the man who chose me to be the one to walk beside him in this lifetime!

 

18 Comments

  • Rachel
    February 11, 2016 1:30 pm

    Congratulations to you both.

  • Raewyn
    February 11, 2016 2:12 pm

    Beautiful post! Congratulations to you both 🙂

  • Dave
    February 11, 2016 2:41 pm

    And I would do it all over again too sweetheart. Love you forever and always.

  • Mary
    February 11, 2016 3:28 pm

    Awww…..congratulations to the two of you. May you have many more.

  • Gretchen
    February 11, 2016 3:38 pm

    Wonderful! Congratulations to a very lucky and smart couple!Lucky because you found each other and smart because you managed to make it even better over the years!

  • Melanee
    February 11, 2016 5:57 pm

    Hey! I grew up just North of Wainwright! I’ve been on camp Wainwright many times!! It is such a beautiful area. I was North on Hwy 40 about 1/2 way between Vermilion and Wainwright.
    Congrats on 33 years!!! It is such a great feeling when all is going well in a marriage and making the long haul together with our best friends.

  • Linda
    February 11, 2016 7:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you both!

  • Meari
    February 11, 2016 11:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Guida
    February 12, 2016 12:32 am

    Happy Anniversary and many happy more to come. That was a beautiful letter.
    Guida

  • Susan
    February 12, 2016 1:20 am

    Congratulations! You are blessed!

  • Christine B.
    February 12, 2016 6:37 am

    Congratulations! Wishing you both a wonderful anniversary!! Christine x

  • Judith
    February 12, 2016 8:02 am

    My congartulations for this specialday.
    Please enjoy it with your DAVE.
    As you write . It#s the same with me. In november we are celebrating our 40th anniversary. Anmd I am so looking forward to this day every year.
    Love and huggs
    Judith

  • Karen
    February 12, 2016 12:57 pm

    Happy anniversary! May there be another 33 in your future.

  • Susan
    February 12, 2016 6:41 pm

    There is no greater blessing on this earth than feeling the way you do after all these years. Happy anniversary, and may there be many, many more.

  • MA
    February 12, 2016 7:09 pm

    Congratulations (albeit belated now!) to you both. Jack and I have been married 36 years and I too wouldn’t change a thing. Here’s to many more for both of us!!

  • Sheryl
    February 15, 2016 4:43 am

    My congrats to you and your Dave. Nice to hear that some couples are still happy together. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary.

  • Flashinscissors
    February 15, 2016 5:38 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you both! DH and I celebrated 35 years this January. Here’s to many more of them for us all!
    Barbara xx

  • Renee
    February 29, 2016 1:03 pm

    I missed this post. Congratulations and I hope you had an amazing anniversary! 33 years is fabulous. Wishing you many, many more years of bliss.

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