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A special anniversary

This past week, my sweet husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. This is pretty amazing considering I’m only 39…… (insert giggle here.)

We had planned to take a driving trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, AZ for a long weekend to celebrate. But a hurricane in the Pacific, which blew through the state of AZ dumping huge amounts of rain, caused us to cancel our reservations and put that trip on hold. Ever the thoughtful guy, Mr. Kim surprised me with an island getaway to Maui for four days. 

We relaxed, walked, sat and gazed at pretty sunsets, laughed, shopped and had a marvelous time. It was a quick trip but we appreciated every moment we had together. We reminisced about two young kids, getting married in a military chapel by the pastor from the church where I grew up, surrounded by family and people we loved. My goodness, we’ve gone through a lot since October 8, 1988. 

And we agreed if we had to do it all over, we wouldn’t change a thing. 

People have asked us what the secret is to our happy marriage, and the answer is simple. There are three of us in this marriage. Him, me, and the Lord. 

Our pastor, Norman Maynard, gave us some great words of wisdom in the days leading up to our wedding. He told us a marriage isn’t just a commitment or a promise to each other. It is a covenant. Two people choosing to make a covenant with each other and God. We’ve never forgotten those words. 

I feel so incredibly blessed to have this man by my side, walking through life together. And I can hardly wait to see what the next 30 years have in store for us. 

10 Comments
  1. Beautiful words and memories! We so loved being a part of your beautiful wedding!!!

  2. Happy 30th Anniversary! You are so blessed to be married to your Best Friend. Wishing you both many more years of happiness and good health.

  3. Well if you get bored or looking for a new profession, you could be a photographer and Kent could do travel planning! I’m so blessed to have met you in Paducah many years ago and love following your many adventures.
    Wishing you many more Anniversary travels and times. Safe travels home. 🤗

  4. Happy anniversary. You have the keys to a great marriage.

  5. Congrulations on your 30 years. That is almost unheard of in this day & age. You have the right combination–GOD first then each other.Hoping you have many more years ahead..

  6. Happy Anniversary,

  7. 🌺🌸🌺HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO BOTH!🌸🌺🌸

    What a wonderful trip for you…and sounds like all spur of he moment change. What a guy! But then you’re very special as well! Your marriage will definitely last with God in first place…bless you both!

  8. Glad you had such a great anniversary!

  9. Happy 30th Anniversary! And what a wonderful place to be. Congratulations and our very best wishes.

    We married in 1959 and in September we celebrated our 59th anniversary.

    It’s special to share so much with the guy you love.

  10. Amen to that ! Marriage is a covenant. Sacred and stronger with the Lord in the commitment to each other. What an awesome surprise !

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