On This Day Eight Years Ago

On this day EIGHT years ago I did something I wasn't the least bit nervous about... I married my beloved Papa Bear, one of the best men God ever made!
One would think that with my history of three miserable former marriages, that I would be wary of trying it again.  But I had it figured out this time, I made a list of the things those men had in common, then I chose someone who was the complete opposite!   
We were married in a private ceremony at a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in East Texas.  The only ones in attendance were the two of us, the minister, and the two innkeepers as witnesses.  We wanted it that way, intimate rather than a big fancy affair.
Marrying Papa Bear was the best thing I've ever done in my life!  My life has changed so incredibly much in the past EIGHT years, and I know that no matter what the years to come bring, we will weather the storms together and continue to celebrate the good times with joy and laughter. 
My story is a testimony to the fact that God doesn't always answer our prayers immediately, and we not only need to be praying but also listening to what He is trying to tell us.  Once I understood the lesson, Papa Bear was there and waiting for me, just as God intended all along.  In my case He most certainly saved the very best for last!  I hope we are granted many more wonderful years to share!
This is an updated repost from two years ago.  Sharing the wonderful story of our love reminds me of the joy of that day all over again.  Papa Bear was right when he said that true loves grows a little each day, I love him more than words can say! 

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 20

Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a weekly meme called Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a fun way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements:

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was __________________.

2. The title of my autobiography would be __________________.

3.  I would love to learn, ___________________ .

4.  I am glad that I learned,  ________________, because _________________.

Here are my answers:

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was several months ago because we usually watch Netflix.  My memory is so rusty that I can barely remember what shows I watched yesterday, much less what I watched that long ago! :-)

2. The title of my autobiography would be Six Pieces of Cherry Pie because there will most likely be six chapters of my life before I depart this world, all very different from each other.

3.  I would love to learn to write well enough to earn an income doing it, wouldn't we all? :-)

4.  I am glad that I learned that people and experiences are far more important than things,  because I think it's rather sad to watch people whose main goal in life is to acquire possessions. They never seem to have enough to be satisfied.


No Returns

"Take it back," Simone shouted. "Don't buy me any more expensive gifts because you have a guilty conscience!" 

Stunned by the intensity of her anger, Barry did his best to calm Simone's rage.  "Honey you're talking crazy, I haven't done anything to be guilty for," he protested, averting his eyes.

"Yeah okay, give me the keys and I'll take it on a test drive to the convenience store to pick up a couple things," Simone said, apparently calming down.

Thirty minutes later the neighborhood was rocked by an explosion and Barry ran to the front door in time to see the brand new vehicle engulfed in flames while Simone walked away smiling.

I'm joining Ivy Walker at "Uncharted"
for Six Sentence Stories
where the cue this week is "back"

A New Season Begins

Thought for the Day