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Thankful for Special Days

I'm so thankful for special days.  Saturday was one of the very special ones for Greg and me.  You see, we've been married 28 years.

Anniversary Celebration

November 3, 1984 was a very special day for us.  We flew our families up to Vail, Colorado.  We said our "I do's" in a church beside the ski slopes.  We stayed at The Lodge and had our reception there.

Greg was so proud to play the song he had searched all over town (this was 1984 after all).  He had chosen "Forever I Do" by Lou Rawls.  It was the perfect song for us to dance our first dance as husband and wife.

On Saturday, we celebrated at home quietly.  Greg came up to me and asked me to sit and listen.  He found the Lou Rawls song on his computer.  He reached out his hand and ...we danced together. 

What a perfect anniversary gift!

Fun at School

Last week was an exciting time in our school.  The Pre-K 3 class got to dress up for Halloween.  I was glad that they chose to wear princess and super hero costumes.  I'm not thrilled with Halloween but who could resist those sweet faces that were super excited?

For weeks prior to this day, the children would share how they were going to be dressed.

Heidi and I decided to be doctors and nurses.  It really wasn't much of a stretch for me.  But we had a good time (as we always do).

I'm so thankful for special days.  

But I also celebrate the every day blessings ...

#563  Another anniversary with my hubby
#564  Greg's thoughtfulness in finding our special song
#565  Dancing with my husband
#566  Remembering how far we've come over the past 28 years
#566  That we never gave up on each other even when the going got tough
#567  Fun with the kids at school
#568  Seeing their excited faces in their costumes
#569  Tattoos, candy, games and a pumpkin patch
#570  The sound of laughter
#571   A fun co-worker who loves to laugh and dance

Are you counting your every day blessings?

Photo Credit: The Power of Giving
I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience as we continue to count our every day blessings.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Happy anniversary, Debbie! The 3rd was my birthday so it's a special day around here too. And, my husband and I have also been married 28 years, as of June 2nd.Loved seeing these little ones (and you and your friend) in costume.

  2. Aww... that is so sweet! Happy Anniversary, Debbie! Love the cute costumes! :)


  3. Okay my friend, this one just brought tears. I went to You Tube and heard Lou Rawls sing this beautiful song, and as he sang, I lifted Greg & Debbie up in prayer, for many many more years together! I think that was a beautiful tribute to you when Greg went to the trouble to find this song and dance with his beautiful wife! :)

    (Can you tell I'm a romantic??)


  4. Dear Debbie, What a wonderful thing for your hubby to do for your anniversary. The Lord has richly blessed us with incredible men. Love your thankful list; I am so thankful for you dear sister.
    Hugs, Noreen

  5. Happy Anniversary, Debbie. I pray that God will give you many more years of wedded strength, joy, love, and laughter!!!

    Tis the season to be very thankful for the many blessings we're given each day.


  6. Great Big Happy Anniversary Wishes to you! Sweet way to celebrate :)

  7. Oh, Happy Anniversary Debbie and what a sweet, thoughtful gesture on the part of your husband.

    You do look right at home in your uniform! What cute kiddos!

    We all have so much to be thankful for, thanks for the reminder. Hugs!

  8. I like the way you ended this post!!! And as I could feel your grateful spirit, I know your heart always overflows not just with happiness but so much more with His gift of joy. Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet hubby!!! May the Lord bless you with many, many more to come! That seemed so much fun with the kids all dressed up and I bet they were so thrilled!!! What more when there was a doctor and nurse around... the kids must knew....the T-L-C that surrounded them!!! Your gratefulness is contagious! So...thank You Lord!!!

  9. You were an incredibly beautiful bride, Debbie--I am so glad you shared the picture of you and your Prince Charming--he is a handsome dude also--love the quote at the end and it is so true--

  10. What a sweet husband you have. Happy Anniversary! May you continue having more and more meaningful years together. Love the picture from your wedding, and all the pics of your kids. I helped out Halloween night at a Harvest Fest at our new church and had such fun seeing all the children dressed up. It had been awhile since I'd seen so many at once!

  11. Congratulation to you both! Pictures that touched my heart. Have a nice week!

  12. Happy anniversary, Debbie! We just celebrated 25 yrs and looking forward to 25 more! Such cuties at school. I know your kids are crazy about you!

  13. The third was our 39th anniversary, seems like a good day to get married. Fall is always so beautiful.

  14. I don't know how I missed this!? Happy Anniversary Debbie! What a sweet thing for your hubby to do. May the Lord bless you with MANY more!

    You do look right at home as a nurse...I am with you, Halloween is just not a fav., but there is nothing like little ones lost in a world of make believe and dress up, love it!

    Have a good week!

  15. In an era of disposable marriages, you are to be commended for the commitment you & Greg have kept. What a romantic way to mark your anniversary's passage. You will never forget it!

  16. Happy anniversary! The LOC and I have one this month too. It will be 24 years for us. :)
    Blessings to you. - Marsha

  17. Happy Anniversary! Sweet, sentimental and thoughtful hubs. Very cute pics!


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