Sunday, July 8, 2012

36 years later..............

          36 years ago today, July 8,1976,  we were married in the Salt Lake Temple.  In the last 36 years, we have had 4 children, many struggles and trials, some pretty good disagreements and some amazing fun times. I thought I couldn't love Alan anymore then I loved him 36 years ago, but I was wrong.  Through all the good times and bad, I have discovered my best friend on this earth and I can honestly say, I did not know what love was 36 years ago, I am still learning.
          Today for our anniversary we went to church, came home and finished preparing our institute lesson, went to some friends for dinner and then went and taught institute to 8 amazing young adults on the Island of Pohnpei.
           No fanfare (we didn't even tell our friends it was our anniversary), no fancy dinner, no fancy date, we just spent the day together doing the Lords work.
           I can honestly say, this has been our favorite anniversary so far. I recommend it to everyone. Spend your special day, with your special someone, just serving the Lord.
           I am grateful I married my sweetheart 36 years ago and I am even more grateful He is still my sweetheart.
I know, it's not pretty, but it works for us
           Happy Anniversary to US,  lets go for another 36 years.


  1. Happy Anniversary! A great way to spend it. We love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great way to spend your anniversary! Thank you so much for sharing on your blog!!! If it weren't for you and President Mecham, we wouldn't have any pictures of Elder Vance (perhaps you could teach him how to download pictures on the internet, or at least save them to a thumb drive to mail home). Dwayne & Cheryl Vance

  3. Congratulations! Your both awesome may you enjoy many more wonderful years together... You can come back and be mission president to celebrate. See you in a few days!