Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Seven Amazing Years! THANK you, e Harmony!!

Louis Dean and I are celebrating seven amazing years of marriage today!

He could hardly wait til I got up this morning to wish me a happy anniversary!
(I nearly always sleep 2 hours later than he he does.)

We have both enjoyed our marriage so much!
I was 56 years old and he was 68 when we married.
Who KNEW we would still be having such FUN together??

We 'met' on eHarmony in April 2005 and were married in June!
A whirlwind courtship!
Our match was created April 16, 2005.

He was described as:
Physically Fit

Yes......he was and is all those things!
His main goal?
"Need a partner who will play music - guitar, fiddle or other."

I was described as:

I kept copies of all our correspondences during our 'courtship.'
LD and I will read over the emails we sent each other later on this afternoon.

I guess you could say our match was made in heaven!

He was married 41 years - happily!
His beloved Ellen passed away in 2000.

I was married 41 years - not so happy!
Divorced in 2004.

We thank God for bringing us together through eHarmony!

Louis Dean and Ellen seldom had a cross word with each other.
Neither do we.

So! How are we going to celebrate today?
LD is working in the camper getting it repaired so we can take it to south Texas when the grand quads start coming home from the NICU.
I am going to do art and homemaking chores.
We were married at 3:00 in the afternoon and had our wedding night dinner at Saltgrass Steak House so of course that's where we have gone on our every anniversary!
Oftentimes it was in Galveston but today will be here in Irving where we started!
Perhaps they will seat us at 'our' table!!

I just can't seem to do a post without mentioning the latest on the Bell Quad Squad!

Kailey Lee is the second of the quads to be moved to a crib!
She has been off the caffeine for a few days now and only has a feeding tube.
Did you KNOW that preemie babies are given caffeine to help them be responsive and breathe? There are so many things about preemies I never knew!
They are also being given a bottle feeding once a day.
They have 30 minutes to take whatever part of the feeding they can and the rest is given through the feeding tube.

Last night Trystan Lee took her ENTIRE feeding of 33 cc's in FIFTEEN minutes flat!!

They will start coming home in no time and we have a LOT to do to get that camper in shape!

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband!
We have had some great adventures together in our seven years -
and are about to have even MORE!!


Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful love story! I have a friend who is engaged to the love of her life. They, too, met through E Harmony! Happy anniversary, Linda!


Sweet Tea said...

I just love reading "your story". Fantastic! Congratulations to you and LD and may you have many more wonderful years!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary! You were married the year before me, so I can always remember how long it is for you two. You make a wonderful couple and I'm so glad God brought the two of you together. Have fun at your dinner tonight!

Bernice said...

Wishing you and LD a Very Happy Anniversary. Yours is a true Love Story, so romantic:)
Prayers for many more wonderful years together.

Linda said...

Awww...lovely story of the meeting between the two of you. Congratulations on 7 years of marriage. I met my husband online and we have been married 13 years. The babies are adorable.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Congratulations to the both of you!!!

You said; "I was described as: Creative Loyal Genuine Spiritual."

Mmmmmmmm, sure... But you left-off Cute-As-A-Button, HoneyBun!!! You are that too, in all ways. And I'm sure LD would agree.

Hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs,

Pam said...

Congratulations on 7 happy years! Truly sounds like a match made in heaven....I have a sister-in-law and her husband who I call a match made in heaven also because he lost his wife a few years before they met an married.....never know what those angels are up to do we! I hope you have a wonderful evening and many more wonderful years to come! A friend in East Texas, Pam.

Luann said...

A VERY Happy Anniversary you two.. I am going to share this on FB so some of my single friends can know there ARE a few good men left in this ol' world. I am so glad you found each other as you have both been a blessing in each others lives.

Vee said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more wonderful years!

Always learning something new about preemie care here. I had no idea about the caffeine. Very interesting, but then I know that I don't breathe so well nor am I too responsive until after my first cup of coffee. ;>

Enjoy your anniversary dinner...

Carole said...

A great post as always. Have a super day.

Susie said...

Happy anniversary to LD and you. May you have many more loving years. I wish I could come hold the babies, smiles, Susie

Texas Tales said...

Congrats mom, we love you guys!!

bj said...

O, the happiest anniversary to you and LD.
Your love for each other has always jumped right off the pages of your blog.
I am sooo happy you two found each other and are enjoying your marriage.

These babies just keep gettin' bigger and cuter. You do know, don't you, that I KEEP stealing your photos that YOU keep stealing off you daughter's FB ???

Chatty Crone said...

Happy anniversary to the sweetest couple - and may you have many many more! sandie

Bev said...

Happy Happy wishes to you and LD!!

Pondside said...

That is a true fairy tale love story, with a happy ending that just goes on and on. I am so happy to 'know' you and your Louis Dean! Congratulations to the two of you!

darlin said...

Wishing you both a very Happy 7th Anniversary Linda. EHarmony you say eh? Now that's interesting, did you ever imagine you'd meet the love of your life on the internet?

That's amazing Trysten took her entire feeding, excellent news! I am so happy for all of you, a family full of love and blessings.

Have a wonderful day, take care and may God continue to bless you and all of your loved ones.


Oh my gosh....this is a love story made in heaven. How incredible, what a wonderful read. And the babies....indeed a GIFT from heaven.

HAPPY 7th anniversary you two.

Changes in the wind said...

Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us...loved the pictures and etc. You make a great looking couple.

Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary to you two love birds! You two are the SWEETEST couple. I don't even know you personally, but completely feel that way through all of your posts about your life together. He is definitely a keeper. God must've brought him to you since he knew that you needed someone like that. Hope y'all have a wonderful celebration and many more happy years together.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Love your story! I have a friend who married the man of her dreams...that she met on e-harmony as well. Wishing you two a most wonderful anniversary celebration...and all the best in the journey ahead!

Carla said...

Lovely story. You two compliment each other. You're cute together.

Sandra said...

bob and i met at work, me fresh from a bad divorce, he with a wife 5 years deceased. we started dating Oct 1 1984 and married Feb 8th 1985, i thought we were fast at 4 months. my mother thought i was crazy, now we have 27 years together. i wish you the same and as much happiness as we have had.