Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Past and present

This is my theme for Thankful Thursday this week.
If it were not for the past I would not be who I am today.
So I am thankful for all the good and bad things that made me who I am today.
I started life as an innocent kid from West Virginia.
Who would have thought I would grow up in St. Louis. Mo.
So I am thankful that my Mom married my Step dad . and he made the choice to move us there.
Or this would not be my life today.
I would be married to a mountain man and living some where in WV.
The photo above is my prom in 1978.
Yep it is me and hubby.
NOTE: I am not taller than him I just have tall shoes on. LOL
For my wedding I wore flats so he would be taller than me.
This is me and my mother inlaw on May 10, 1980
Hubby's 2 sisters in the photo have passed. He is #12 of 15 kids.
His Dad was one of the youngest of 15 kids.
And I am very thankful. I only have 2.
My kids and grandkids make my life special.
I am thankful to be here for them.

I am also thankful Sunday May 10 will not only be my 29th anniversary , but also Mothers day. I did not realize when I picked that day for 1980 that it was also Mothers day. I am thankful so many people gave up there mothers day to celebrate my Wedding.
PhotobucketThank you all for rejoicing with me today in my past to celebrate this year.
Happy MOTHERS Day to you all!.
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Denise said...

Bless you sweetie, such a nice thankful post. Enjoy your anniversary and mothers day on sunday. I love you.

Carla said...

ooo la la on the prom pic, you still look the exact same!!!
Happy Anniv, Happy Mother's Day to you my friend:)

Robbin'sMama said...

Have a great Anniversary and Mothers Day.

Anonymous said...

love the photos. 15 kids??? that's a lot. =D

happy mother's day to you, grammy.

Rocks said...

Advance happy Anniversary and mothers day to you! I enjoyed the photos :)

Zaroga said...

You look beautiful in your prom dress. Loved looking at all your pictures.

My Daddy was one of fifteen and Mama was one of eleven. I am one of five and Frank one of three. Frank and I have only two children... very thankful for that.

If I don't get back to you before Sunday.. Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother's Day!

LAURIE said...

I am also thankful for my past - it is what has made me who I am today, with Gods help. Happy Anniversary and Happy Mothers day to you! (*that means 2 presents ... right?)ha ha.

Melissa said...

Happy anniversary and happy Mother's Day! I enjoyed your photos as well as your words.

Gramma Ann said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Hubby!

Peggy said...

Wow. I only had one brother - it must be cool having a large family.

Love the photos and the memories. Thanks for sharing.

bp said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend! God bless you,

Laurie Ann said...

I'm stuck at the 15 kids part. Wowza!

What a sweet post! Loved the pics. Happy Anniversary and Happy Thankful Thursday!

Rita T. said...

I LOVE the pictures! You have a happy Mother's Day too!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What sweet photos! Yes, I remember the platform shoes, I wore them, too. I was only 5'8" in high school, Lord knows I need to be at least 4" taller, haha! I think I was taller in those shoes than almost every boy in class. I bet guys in the 70's hated our shoes!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Dear E.
You are very beautiful girl in the shot !

Renee said...

Happy Anniversary and Mother's Day!

It's kind of neat when life circles around and we can be thankful for all that has made us who we are. Wonderful post!

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary and Mother's Day. What a happy post! I love looking of pics of family. You sure were a beautiful bride!

You must be getting excited, I just looked at your sidebar and you have not much time left before Tesa's baby is born!!