No, no, no……it’s not what you think. Heaven forbid!
In fact Dear Hubby and I are celebrating 24 years of marriage this very day. It was an overcast, muggy day in 1984 when my beau met me at the altar of the First Baptist Church of College Park and agreed to be Mr. Elementaryhistoryteacher forever more.
What a very smart man he was and still is. I’m so glad he decided he couldn’t live without me because I was getting awfully tired of running after him. :)
We had met when he began working for my father right after graduation. He asked me out, but I couldn't go since I wasn't 16 yet. My dad had rules....and he stuck to them. Once I turned 16 I reminded my beau that I had reached the magic age, and he advised he still wanted to take me out, but I would have to wait...as he had joined the U.S. Navy and basic training was coming between us. For the next six years the Navy kept us apart except for an occaisional 30 day leave here and there. He traveled the world and I graduated high school, attended college, and became a paralegal.
After 24 years I can honestly say it was worth the wait and worth it to allow the U.S. Navy to borrow my chosen man for a bit.
Our ceremony was scheduled for 4 p.m, and as my dad and I took our place in the foyer of the church we could hear the peal of the church bells as they rang the hour and a special cadence signaling a bride was about to walk the aisle.
The pastor, Dr. Hugh McDonald, provided a very lengthy and very solid Christian wedding ceremony with vows right out of the King James Bible including not one, not two, but three heartfelt prayers said over us in his native Scottish brogue. Just in case you are wondering THIS bride proudly announced to the world she WOULD OBEY, and I’ve never regretted it.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering about my reference to infidelity. It’s rather simple. Regular readers around here know that posting has been a bit irregular over the summer, and I’ve been downright quiet of late.
I have to admit to you I’ve been a bit busy with another blog. No, not Georgia on My Mind. I fessed up to that a long time ago. No, not my Bible history site……, no not American Presidents…..Sadly I’ve been so busy I haven’t posted there in weeks :(
The other blog I’m referring to is a project for the Historical Committee at my church, and I’d like to share it with you. My church has been around since 1946 and has quite a history of growth and mission work. Over the years a few very dedicated ladies have painstakenly collected and saved all sorts of items for our historical archives including meeting minutes, pictures, church bulletins, deeds, written histories and other memorabilia. My thought, which I shared with the other members of the historical committee, was why should our treasure trove of items be sitting alone in a closet where the oldest pictures had begun to fade, and paper items were becoming more and more brittle?
Digitizing the collection would protect valuable data, plus it would also enable us to share the collection with our fellow church members and the world at large. Luckily the committee agreed with me, and I have been very busy this summer creating the new blog, First Baptist Church, Lithia Springs...a History.
Head on over and take a look around, but pardon me if I’m not there to welcome you.
I have an anniversary to celebrate!