Friday, September 13, 2013

IN THANKSGIVING FOR 52 YEARS TOGETHER

 
We thank you, most gracious God, for consecrating our marriage in Christ's Name and presence.  Lead us further in companionship with each other and with you.  Give us grace to live together in love and fidelity, with care for one another.  Strengthen us all our days, and bring us to that holy table where, with those we love, we will feast forever in our heavenly home; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(The Book of Occasional Services
- Episcopal Church)

 
ONLY YOU
Only you can make this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart with love for only you

Only you can make this change in me
For it's true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand
I understand the magic that you do
You're my dream come true
My one and only you

Only you can make this change in me
For it's true, you are my destiny
When you hold my hand
I understand the magic that you do
You're my dream come true
My one and only you
Not Shakespeare, of course, but very nice for slow-dancing back in the day.

13 comments:

8thday said...

Congratulations on your long and lasting love!

it's margaret said...

Grandmere! Grandpere! What a number! God bless you both, and thank you for your witness to love --a sign for the whole world! Thank you! Bless you!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you, 8th day and margaret. Good times, difficult times, ups and downs and here we are at 52. Amazing!

susan s. said...

Dear Mimi and Tom, Happy anniversary! And such an auspicious number! I didn't actually look it up to see if anyone else thinks so, but I declare it to be!!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, susan. I looked up traditional gifts for the 52nd anniversary, and if you're so inclined, send rubies. :-D

Leonard Clark said...

What a couple of wonders...good for you, love, creativity, grace and FUN! Look what you did! BIG GOLD STARS!

David and John said...

52 years is quite a milestone. Congratulations!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Len and David and John, thank you. Has it really been that long? The years seem to fly by. Who would ever have expected...? :-)

Russ Manley said...

How wonderful - congratulations to you.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, Russ. Grandpère and I both forgot. A Facebook friend reminded us that yesterday was the anniversary. Since we have 4 birthdays this month, along with the anniversary, we're celebrating them all together on Sept. 21st.

Tim Chesterton said...

I'm a bit late adding my congratulations. Hope you are having a wonderful celebration!

JCF said...

Congrats & Mazel Tov!

{{{June & Tom}}}

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, JCF.