Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Anniversary...

to us! Debra Kay Johnson became my wife at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 1978, at the Leary Baptist Church in Leary, Georgia. After honeymooning at Callaway Gardens we embarked on an adventure that has gone on now for 31 years and that has given us two fine children, many good friends, and a lot of great experiences.

When we got married I told Debra that one of my goals in life was to be married one day longer than my father's parents who were married for 65 years, 6 months. So, we are not quite halfway there but we've made a good start.

We will celebrate tonight by going to church. In some ways, that summarizes our life together but in other ways it doesn't.

The name "Debra" means "bee," but to me it always has, does now, and always will mean "Joy."

I am a blessed man.


Randy said...

You were so beautiful on your wedding wait, that was Debra. Of course what I remember was your cousin hiding in the back seat and us calling the sheriff's department to report his "kidnapping"...then you turned right--instead of left--out of the church parking lot. Chasing you down was half the fun. The other half was watching him climb out of the car, and your expression. We love y'all and can't wait to see you.

Millie said...

Mike: I remember when we were in Louisville together, you called Debra "your sweet 'n low!" Remember that?