Friday, June 25, 2010

It all started 27 years ago!

Twenty seven years ago today I said "I do" to Jim Hines and my life has never been the same. It was a short romance/engagement and within 6 months we were married. On our first date I told him that I wanted to marry him and have his children (some alcohol might have been involved) - but God is gracious and good and my dreams came true. We were married in my Aunt's backyard in Osprey, Florida. Our good friend, Yvonne performed the ceremony. The bride wore a "Gunny Sak" dress and I'm not sure who did her hair - do you ever look at old photos and ask yourself, "What was I thinking?"

Jim is an incredible man and I am blessed to be his wife. God intervened in our marriage early on and radically changed our lives and our marriage forever. He graciously gave us three amazing children, added a beautiful daughter-in-love, a totally awesome grandson and a granddaughter scheduled to arrive in November.

The ceremony was cheap and simple, but the memories and repercussions of the day are eternal!

I love you, Jim Hines - thank you for choosing me to be your wife! Everyday is an adventure with you and our God! -- "WHAT'S NEXT?"


Peggy said...

Mary - your smile is still as beautiful as it was then! Jim looks pretty different! :)

Mrs. Julie Graham said...

happy anniversary you two! (and us two, haha)

We're so grateful to have you as friends we can look up to! I hope that in 23 years we're just as happy as you are!

Looking forward to our double-date staycation!! wahoo!