Celebrating our love: 28 years married

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I managed to squeeze in some love-dovey moments at the height of the miting de avance of presidential candidates three years ago. Now it is the 2013 mid-term elections and luckily today is a Sunday so I am spending it with my daughter. Sadly, my second daughter is now in Germany and can’t spend it with us but the memories of being together the past years is enough to get me by.

When Butch and I shared our 25th wedding anniversary celebration with a sprinkle of old and new friends, family and relatives, it was truly a celebration. We had so much fun. our guests were entertained with the video of our wedding 25 years ago along with live violin music . It felt strange seeing our young selves, 25 years ago. Guests who were present in our wedding laughed as they saw their young and slimmer figures.

silver-wedding-celebrationButch and I still look good. My husband looks gorgeous even with silver-gray hair. Celebrating our love with our two lovely girls (and Luijoe in our hearts) made it such a memorable occasion. Yup, we are still in love with each other but not after loving and hating each other many, many times in the past 25 years. Not after I broke my leg from leaving the house.

Friends of my husband think I should be given an “accomplishment award”. Haha, they know how difficult Butch can be. I also tell them that Butch never gave up even at the time I gave up on our marriage.

It was not an easy journey. I learned to let go of things that I had no control of and instead changed my attitude. We have three beautiful children, two with us to love and to hold , the other to dream, cherish and love always. Our bad times made our love even stronger. We made it this far. It called for a celebration.

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I have found happiness with Butch. I know the place we live in earth will not last forever. I also know that the energy of love never dies as I have felt with the death of my son. I intend to treasure every single moment we’re alive, in love and together forever.

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  • Effy

    Watching the slideshow with the old and new pics had me feeling warm and fuzzy all over. Really looking forward to our parents’ 25th anniv. On another note, glad that you had a wonderful celebration. 🙂

  • Awwwwwwww. Happy 25th Noemi and Butch, You both look amazing. Lauren and Mariel looked beautiful in their gorgeous dresses. Such a lovely family.
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  • I can’t help being teary eyed as I watch the videos. Really inspiring! I’m sorry wasn’t able to join in the celebration. I was out of town for a vacation. But I pray that you have more loving and fruitful years together! God bless you both always! *hugz*
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  • I want to read this blog entry over and over again! 🙂 Only a few get to celebrate and reach 25 years of marriage, yours is such an inspiration ^^

    Congratulations Noemi and Butch! Both of you look gorgeous 🙂
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  • inspiring for a 25-year old like me to have a marriage that will last as such…


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  • A touching entry. Happy anniversary!

  • Abe

    Wow …. that’s great!

  • Hi Noemi (my life coach in blog)

    I so much adore the slideshow with the old and new pictures, creatively done but more than that I admire the 25 years and beyond of marriage life that you have. This is one of my favorite entry here.
    Congratulations and awe-inspiring!
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