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The day I said I do- and still do all these years later.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

My husband and I met when I was 15. He had come from Greece to go to College and he was 19. I met him at the little Greek restaurant that I was working at. His uncle owned it and he had come to live with his uncle here in America. I would have to say that both of us thought that it was pretty much love at first sight as corny as that sounds.
I married him on August 24, 1985 and tomorrow we will celebrate our 29th anniversary together. There have been some hard years as far as finances go since he went on to get his PH.D in History but I would not change anything about our life and our choices. The tough times brought us closer together and after all these years, we are still deeply in love.
I did ask him today if he would still have married me if he knew that I would become a crazy lady that loves to walk long distances and exercise and run 5K's and he didn't really answer the question. As my husband says, nature is way over rated so he may not have thought that walking several miles a day was the ideal way to spend time, but never the less, he does it with me and we always have a great time together.
And even though he hates to admit it, he always has fun when we run the 5K races together.
Through thick and thin, and everything in between, he is my soul mate and best friend and I thank God every single day for bringing this man thousands of miles to a small town named Rochester MN, so that he could meet me and we could fall in love. He is my best friend and the one that I want to walk to the ends of the earth with!

August 24, 1985

The man of my dreams.

I was the happiest bride!

Still the man of my dreams 29 years later.

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  • no profile photo CD14915039
    Holly - I love this blog - you are both are very fortunate indeed to have one another and two beautiful daughter s- love the photos - yesterday , my parents celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary ! You look the same , just gorgeous emoticon - Hugs , K
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    Comment edited on: 9/5/2014 9:50:36 AM
    A lovely story!
    2035 days ago
    This is so wonderful!
    2041 days ago
    Wow Holly! I don't know how I missed this but it is spectacular ........... gorgeous pics and a little late but ............ emoticon ...... Congratulations to both of you! ..... ((Hugs)) .......
    2041 days ago
    emoticon Such a nice story of how you met, really liked seeing the pictures too. Congrats on 29 years together and many more. You two look great together emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Jackie
    2044 days ago
    Oh Holly! Brings tears to my eyes! Lovely lovely tribute to the man and to your marriage. Congratulations!
    2044 days ago
    You are a very lucky woman to have such a wonderful husband and soul mate.
    2045 days ago
    Hey Holly, just saw this now! Congrats to you and your hubby. What a lovely blog! I loved reading the romantic story of how you met (although I got nervous realizing my youngest is 15-she will not be working at any Greek restaurants! lol Just kidding!) I'm so happy to hear how happy you guys are. And congrats to you on how awesome you look in the current pictures!! You really look fantastic!! You are doing such a great job keeping your weight off and you look so positively happy and healthy! emoticon
    2045 days ago
    so sweet what a beautiful couple emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD8158758
    How about that ..we have something in common..I met my husband when I was 15 too. He was from out of town, visiting his father, then moved there. Love at first sight for us too! He is 3 years older than me. We married when I turned 18 and here we are celebrating 40 years this winter, still in love. Just like you two! You are a lovely couple! Great wedding pics! Happy for you two and Happy Anniversary!!!! Hugs
    2046 days ago
    emoticon You two are a beautiful couple!

    I love the little black dress and the wedding pictures!

    Hopefully I'll be in one for our 15th next February!

    2046 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/24/2014 6:10:22 PM
  • no profile photo CD2279933
    What a beautiful post! Loved the photos.
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    Thanks for letting us share in your joy! Blessings! :)
    2046 days ago
    Happy Anniversary! You are a very attractive couple and that was a lovely story about meeting him. I imagine that you both are excellent cooks of Greek food. I look at my husband the same way..as my best friend.
    2046 days ago
    Awwww Holly, your blog brought tears to my eyes! I am so happy for you both that you are so happy together and have always been. This truly is a gift! You were the cutest bride, so romantic... but how do you manage to both look even better today than you did all those years ago (and how I love your black dress!!!)? I guess all those 5Ks might help a bit? emoticon
    2047 days ago
    What a nice story to read with my coffee this morning. Congratulations!
    2047 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Happy Anniversary! What a handsome couple you make! Your hubby sounds like mine..... would walk through fire for you. Me and mine celebrated our 28th on the 15th! We are best friends too! Isn't it wonderful to travel through this life with your best friend and love of your life by your side? I am so happy for you both because he is as blessed as you are!
    2047 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Happy 29th Anniversary to the both of you. He may not have thought long walks and 5K runs were his cup of tea How lucky that he loves you so much he does these with you. What a wonderful way to exercise--together. Many, many happy yers with you and your best friend. By the way, love the wedding photos Holly.
    2047 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8522718
    That is so wonderful, Holly, you both look so happy!
    Thank you for showing the pics, that is really nice.

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    2047 days ago
    Isn't that life-long journey of marriage worthwhile, even after those big bumps along the way?!!

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    2047 days ago
    Happy Anniversary! You two look great!
    2047 days ago
    I love this!!! What a beautiful story and pictures! You two are such a lovely looking couple and it sounds like you really mean so much to each other. I am so happy for you finding the love of your life! Congratulations on your 29th Wedding Anniversary!
    All the love in the world to both of you!
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    Comment edited on: 8/23/2014 11:06:49 PM
    Absolutely love your love story and your pictures are the best! You're a lucky lady! Congratulations!
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