May 26, 1990
In a beautiful old house on the Baylor University campus in Waco, Texas, I married my Renaissance Man.
I’ve had old house love for a really long time!
A few months prior, he gave a beautiful diamond ring to me—and sweet little birthstone rings to my daughters—and invited us to join our lives with his. He promised to love, protect, and stand alongside us to the best of his ability… forever.
For 25 years—through life’s beautiful highs … and some very difficult lows—he’s never wavered from that commitment.
Now that we’re in the empty nester stage of life, a Table for Two seems like a nice way to celebrate.
Years ago, we didn’t choose wedding china, but this Franciscan Platina china, with its pretty silver rim, works well with the Mikasa Helena crystal stemware and Frank Whiting Kings Court antique sterling flatware we’ve picked up along the way.
White spider mums were the flower of the day 25 years ago. Today they’re paired with Grandma’s Roses (Now there’s a love story you’ll want to read!) and a similar hot pink rose from the garden.
I hope we’ll have many more years of looking across the table at each other… trusting each other… growing old together.
Is it possible the best is yet to be? Only God knows… but we’ll continue trusting Him as we’ve done for our entire life together. We both believe that “unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” (Psalms 127:1)
Happy Anniversary, Renaissance Man!
Thank you for 25 years of being by my side for better (and worse), richer (and poorer), health (and sickness). You are loved!
I’m sharing this tablescape:
at Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
and Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound