Sunday, May 29, 2011

Unknown and Known

When we started out our married journey 35 years ago on 5/29/76, we certainly didn't know what was ahead. We didn't know where our careers would take us - and how we would manage to pay the rent and bills. We didn't know the size our family would grow to be and how the joys of parenthood would far surpass our expectations. We would know heartbreak in getting our family started as well.

We didn't know we would be able to travel the world as much as we have, yet find the most satisfaction in having "home" be wherever we could be together.

We didn't know my father would pass away before our kids really got to know him. We were blessed to get to see my mother live until the age of 86, and see her grandchildren reach adulthood. We have been able to see Wes' parents continue their life journey to this day. We didn't know how the lives of our siblings would turn out - the marriages (and unfortunately the divorces) and nieces and nephews we would welcome.
We didn't know that, in addition to Anne and John, we would add Jed and Kari to our family.
And Ellie!
We did know at the time of our wedding that we were surrounded in love by family and friends.
Dear to us, you are, and we thank you for being on this journey with us!


Timi + Andrew said...

Happy Anniversary Deb and Wes!
We cannot wait to see your journey to continue...

The Lindahl News said...

Thanks, Timi and Andrew. We sure are excited there will be another Nelson grandson getting married soon. Will you be coming?

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Timi + Andrew said...

Yes, we are planning on coming to the wedding. We probably have to drive out there but will see. It would be great to see you all!
But until then we would love to see Ann, Jed and Miss Ellie sooner when they visit in Colorado :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations Wes and Deb! It's always so wonderful to see couples who are committed to each other through all things!

Sandi said...

Congratulations on your 35 years! You are such babes in those pictures! Your parents all look fab --- how will we compare when we look back at our own children's wedding pics years from now? Our eldest and his wiife share the same date and just celebrated 6 years of wedded bliss. My how time flies. My folks will be celebrating their 60th anniversary on the 19th. Stunning!

Congrats and much love for adding future years to your numbers --- love, Sandi