Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy the Bride the sun shines on!

I don’t know about you, but back when I got married, it was considered bad luck to get married on a rainy day.

Well, so much for superstition! Norm and I got married on a very, very rainy day (much like this weekend, in fact). If I remember right, it was a very rainy August that year! We had to use umbrellas (which is not a popular or oft used item in South Dakota) to get to and from the church. No matter how wet it was, no matter the superstition, it didn’t seem to make much difference.

That wet night was 41 years ago tonight, which is another rainy night! Norm and I have been through many different seasons of life in our 41 years but, through it all, thick and thin, good and bad, Norm has stuck with me.

I am fortunate that he is a Peterson. The Peterson men have a reputation for stick-to-it-ivness. They don’t give up easily. And Norm is still here, after all that I have put him through. I will be eternally grateful for that quality that he has. He was my first true love and will be my last true love.

Our love is steady, quiet and solid. He holds me up in my sad times and he keeps me straight in my crazy times.

Thank you, Norm, for 41 years!!! May there be many more to follow.

And may all of you be blessed with the solid love of a very, very good man!


Jan said...

My goodness, Connie, you were a child bride! Best wishes.

Kati said...

Awwww!!!! Happy Anniversary Connie & Norm!!! I hope that together you see another 20+ years of marriage. What inspiration for my hubby & I, who are just coming up on our 10th.

Cris said...

Happy Anniversary Connie and Norm!!! Oh my, you are gorgeous and Norm is so handsome, with all due respect. :-) You've come a long way. The superstition here is that it is not good to get married in August... well, we did... and we've been together for 13 years! Blessings your way!

Sonia said...

Congratulations Connie and Norm!
A Very Happy Anniversary!
Love the photo! Just a beautiful couple!

Geraldo said...


Funny, here in Brazil they say the opposite, that rain on a wedding is good luck. Well, actually it's not the weather that matters, it's finding the right person!
Happy anniversary!

Moonbeam said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Connie. My hubby and I just celebrated our 17th this weekend. It rained on our wedding day too - we had a garden wedding!! Luckily it cleared up enough for us to start and then when my dad pulled the curtain aside to escort me out the door - the clouds moved aside and the sun beamed brightly.

Leslie Shelor said...

You were a lovely bride!

Michelle said...

Y'all are sweet as pie! Happy (VERY belated) anniversary!