Thursday, June 07, 2007

26th Anniversary

Twenty six years ago today I married the love of my life. I’m so grateful to the Lord for bringing Tom into my life at such a young age. I remember all the planning that went into the wedding. I thought my wedding day would never approach, but it did and went by so quickly. It was a beautiful day, but it was just one day. The best was yet to come.

The last twenty six years have been anything but boring. I’m blessed because I married my best friend. Through thick and thin he has been there for me. He has honored me and loved me. He believes in me and encourages me always. He is perfect for me.

Don’t get me wrong this doesn’t mean we never fought. Our old pastor back in New York use to say if you didn’t fight once in a while, then one of you isn’t necessary.

As different as we started out, we have become so similar. I have rubbed off on him and he has rubbed off on me. He is such a good man and has taught me so much especially how to love people. He has encouraged me in my relationship with God. I have grown and matured as a person because of his positive influence, love and guidance.

I love spending time with him whether we are doing something or just relaxing. There is no one on this earth I would rather spend the rest of my life with. The picture at the beginning of this post is the beautiful flowers that awaited me along with my favorite chocolates (Lindt milk chocolate truffles). We went out to a fabulous dinner (Bonefish Grill) and had a couple of martinis. What a wonderful evening. We exchanged cards and if you couldn’t tell by the picture, we gave each other the same exact card. The card read: True love is spending one day getting married…and the rest of your life feeling glad you did.

I’m so glad I married you Tom. I don’t regret it for a moment. I love you more with every day that goes by. Thank you for twenty six wonderful years. Thank you for treating me special on the other 364 days of the year and not just this one. You are great husband and fantastic father. Our children possess so many of your great qualities. You’re a good man and I’m glad you’re mine. I thank you for today and look forward for tomorrow.

I’ll always remain forever yours Nadine.

Enjoy these pictures from our wedding.
Our wedding party above - made up of family and friends.
Tom's family


My family

P.S. To read Tom’s loving post click here.

© Nadine Z. 2007

35 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

I must confess, I think I got the best part of this deal, I got you!

I love you...
Tom

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and happiness and the great photos of your wedding.
Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

Well Nadine, I went to Tom's page and wepted as I read that. All I can say is "WOW". You truly are a blessed wife!!
Susan

Cheri said...

Happy Anniversary!

Diane said...

Well...Happy Anniversary!

We share the same anniversary date....only ours is 33 years.

It is amazing to look back over the years....and discover that a decision we made at such a YOUNG age....actually worked out so well! In fact, it is a decision we affirm each day along the way---still, GOD IS SO GOOD!

Happy Anniversary!

Diane

Two Write Hands said...

So sweet. Congratulations on 26 years together!

yerdoingitwrong said...

awwwww. First of all Tom's a big keeper....what a sweet comment. I'm tryimg to find ways to bribe my hubby to read my blog today.

Happy Anniversary, girl. It's cool to know that we share an anniversary with such a connected and fabulous couple.

Enjoy your day!! Here's to 26+ more years!

xo.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Happy 26th Anniversary! I love the pictures, expecially the one of the two of you in the rose. Here's to the next 26 or more.
Cheers

Karolee said...

Happy Anniversary! May God grant you many more years of wedded bliss.

Sandy said...

Lovely, so well written.
Paul and I share our "16th" tomorrow. Little did we know that our Focus on the Family interview with Dr. Dobson would be airing on our anniversary! Amazing how God works. How appropriate since we are talking about Christian Nice Guys and also our Married but not Engaged book :)
Happy Anniversary to you and Tom!
Sandy
For Reluctant Entertainers

Shionge said...

Happy 26th Anniversary folks and many many more years to come :)

Same card?? How sweet!!!!

Lovely pictures and thank you for sharing this lovely memory 26 years ago Nadine :)

Yoooo....so young & pretty & handsome :)

Trina said...

That is a very sweet post, and you are very blessed to have someone in your life that you still feel that way about!! Congratulations!! Den and I will be celebrating our 19th this month too.

pinks & blues girls said...

What a beautiful post, Nadine! The love you and Tom share is so evident and so touching.

Those photos are just great! You were a beautiful bride!!

Happy anniversary to a special couple!

Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

Dedee said...

Happy Anniversary girl. Aren't great hubby's the best. I'm so glad you found an amazing man to share your life with.

Stace said...

What beautiful pictures. Congratulations on 26 yrs of wedded bliss and I hope you have 26 more. Happy Anniversary!

Demara said...

Happy Anniversary Nadine!!! And those pictures look so fun!

Louise said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
And isn't your hubby just the sweetest...those words must warm your heart!
All the best to you both!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU WITH ANOTHER 26!!

palmtreefanatic said...

you both are a fantastic example to our society! This is such a beautiful post Nadine! Happy Anniversary! May God continue to Bless you both!

Joy said...

You were a lovely bride my friend... and the beauty is still so radiant :) I love you Nadine.

Lala's world said...

wow what a great testimony in this day that marriage can work and be good!
congratulations!

so funny that you picked out the same card....you really have become 1

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Both of your blogs are so you! Thanks, we love you. Helen and Dave

Deepak Gopi said...

Happy anniversary

Alycia said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You have a such a loving, wonderful husband and I loved reading his post as well. God is SO good!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I look forward to coming back to yours and reading more. So nice to meet you! Blessings!

Alycia said...

P.S. I also wanted to tell you that I am finding your husbands blog to be so interesting! I wanted to leave a post to his letter to you but couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong? Either way, this was a beautiful letter and you both have a precious marriage. I also wanted to tell him that I love the quote on his blog ~ I've never heard it before but what a great statement! Blessings!

yours truly B said...

Congrats on 26 years and the pictures are great I love the one with the rose
Billie

yours truly B said...

I read Toms post and I must say you have "The FariyTale" romance and I think that is pretty cool
Billie

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Happy Anniversary, Nadine and Tom! Your love for each other is truly inspiring.

Mrs.Martin said...

Happy Anniversary you Two!

And the pictures were lovely and fun to look at.

Mrs. U said...

Happy HAPPY anniversary!!!! 26 years is WONDERFUL!!

His,
Mrs. U

eph2810 said...

Happy belated anniversary, Nadine and Tom. It does sound you two are perfect for each other. How cute that you both got the same cards :)
The roses are beautiful - roses are my favorite :)
The pictures you have shared of your wedding are just precious.
Be blessed today and always.
Now, I will head on over to your sweet husband's blog.

eph2810 said...

Goodness, Nadine. What a beautiful love letter your husband had composes. I know that I would have just melted reading it from my Sweetheart.
Blessings...

Chappyswife said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Nadine! What a great tribute to your man. Great pictures of your wedding!

Elle*Bee said...

What a beautiful post! Happy Anniversary to you both (and here's wishing you many more).

KarenW said...

Such beautiful pictures! Happy Anniversary.

~Crystal~ said...

Awe...Happy Anniversary. 26 yrs of marriage in today's world is truly something to be proud of.