Happy St. Patrick’s Day

🍀❤️🍀 Happy St. Patty’s Day! 🍀❤️🍀

As many of y’all already know, today is our 44th “date anniversary” as well. Steve & I went on our first date March 17th, 1979 to an inexpensive quaint seafood restaurant called Shrimpy’s in Jacksonville, Florida. The restaurant was off Beach Boulevard on Pottsburg Creek. Sadly, they have been closed for years. And there’s no photos of our date as we didn’t snap pics of everything back then because film wasn’t cheap. Steve next proposed marriage on April 1st. I know, I laughed too, but he came prepared as he gave me a gold bracelet (my first ever of many!) to “seal the deal”. He said he wanted me to know he was serious. Such a sweet guy. I haven’t worn the bracelet in awhile but it’s still in my jewelry armoire.

Sometime in April, we paid a visit to the local Kay Jewelers and picked out wedding rings. We’re still wearing the same rings but my stone is now a sapphire. Opal’s are a delicate stone and it didn’t last.

I give God the glory that the marriage did last. Like everyone else, we’ve had our ups and downs and without His love and guidance, who knows what directions we would have gone in?! Not good ones, I’m sure. Praise God for His love.

And that’s a short history of Us and why we celebrate this day every year. ❤

Hope you have a wonderful day folks.

Thankful Thursday And Photos From Yesterday

First off, we had a lovely time on the Georgia coast yesterday to celebrate our 42nd First Date Anniversary. We had a stroll around the rustic historic downtown, walked down by the waterfront and lunched at Skipper’s Fish Camp. For me, the date of March 17th, means more than the actual Wedding Anniversary date on August 11th. The ceremony only made the affection we have for each other official. 🙂 Back in 1979, we had already known one another for a year so the wedding just clinched the fact we must stay together always. In my heart I was already his, and he was mine. On a smaller scale, it’s like being a follower of Jesus. Once we let His love into our hearts and say we want to be His, He never ever let’s us go. What a blessing it is to know the love of Jesus Christ. He makes all our vain human endeavors make more sense.

Without further ado, below are a slideshow of the photos from our day trip over to Darien:

It was drizzling rain today. It prevented us sitting in the Big Chair at Skipper’s. Below is one from our visit in October 2018. Isn’t that chair HUGE!? I would love to have one and put it down by the road just for a lark.

18 October 2018

I’m feeling very thankful for a great many things.

(>‿◠)✌ I’m thankful for blog “followers” that are more like friends. I’m thankful that so many of y’all care to read my thoughts and share yours in return. Lovin’ the comradery we share in Christ. We all lift each other up, “therefore edify one another with these words”, when we so desperately need that affection. Depression, suicides and illegal drug use are hitting an all time high with the ‘never let a good crisis go to waste crowd’. I wish these poor fragile one’s would stop living in fear and listening to a government that bears only ill will ☭ and trust in the power of our loving God more. I promise, none of us who believe will pass into Glory until God ordains it. Nothing can prevent or change that. Just have faith.

(>‿◠)✌ I’m thankful for the love that God gives me through His Holy Spirit. Love is meant to be shared not hidden under a basket (or behind a mask, in this case). I pray I share that love with others through kindness, forgiveness and prayers.

(>‿◠)✌ I’m thankful for the love of a good husband. ❤ He’s also my best friend. ❤ He makes my life so easy and happy.

(>‿◠)✌ I’m thankful to actually have a sister for the first time ever! I grew up an only child, or as some say, a lonely child. Long story short: I was adopted out of the family at 2 days old. I found my birth-family many, many years ago, but the relationships with each of them have taken many twists and turns, people have moved, some died. My half-sister now believes and follows the Lord Jesus Christ will all her heart. She’s also very Conservative (like me), patriotic, outspoken, and kind-hearted to a fault. This poor girl has been through the wringer. We have a lot in common now. I’m lovin’ that.

(>‿◠)✌ And lastly, I’m thankful for Spring, for the new growth bursting forth after a long, hard winter. Of the birds returning and all of His creation seeming to sing with joy as warm weather returns. By the way, we had our first Hummingbird visit the feeder yesterday afternoon! Yippee! That is so awesome!

Thanks for listening. I hope your day is blessed with joy.

PS: Emoticons are from this site. Enjoy! (͠≖ ͜ʖ͠≖)👌