Friday, May 10, 2013

Forty-four Years and Counting


My daughter-in-law calls this weekend "the Leszczuk Christmas".  She's referring to the number of gifts being exchanged. Yesterday we had two birthdays (mine and my dad's) and, of course, Sunday is Mother's Day. But today is the best one of all. On this day, forty-four years ago, Stan and I were married.





I thought of writing a nice long post all about our life together - and we certainly have had our share of adventures - but when I thought about what really matters, I realized I could sum it up in one picture.



Our sons, daughters-in-law, and grandkids. 
(Not to mention the guy in the Santa hat - my dad.)

Forty-four years and this is what we have to show for it.
I think we've been truly blessed.

And I'm ready for forty-four more.

I love you, Sweetheart.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Newspaper Clipping for Today:


Why don't I ever see news like this in my local paper?

26 comments:

Melody said...

Congratulations to you!! What an inspiration you are. And you have a BEAUTIFUL family.

Heather Musk said...

Congratulations! My husband and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary soon, I hope we are together for the next 40 or so years too.

Linda G. said...

Aw. Happy Anniversary! You have a lovely family--you truly are blessed. :)

Re the newspaper clipping: Whoa. Those are some big...um, yeah.

Maria Zannini said...

Happy anniversary, hon!

You summed it up nicely. May you have many more years together.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Happy anniversary! 44 years is very impressive. And what a wonderful family.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on forty-four years! And that new clip made me cringe...

mshatch said...

Congrats on your many years of marriage and the fruits of your labors! And why the heck didn't they just douse the guy with some ice water?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Tina said...

You have a beautiful family - congratulations on your anniversary. Also, laughing my butt off at the newspaper clipping...that would have been fun to be a bystander for...
Tina @ Life is Good

Lexa Cain said...

It's hard to remember what your post was about when I was dying of laughter about that news clipping...
Oh yeah! Huge congrats on the birthdays, Mother's Day and especially the wonderful 44-year anniversary. Wow! :-D

LD Masterson said...

Melody - Thanks. They're a pretty good crew.

Heather - Happy early Anniversary. I hope so, too.

Linda G. - Thank you. Re. the clip - or maybe they were very tiny slats. (heehee)

Maria - Thanks. That's what I'm hoping for.

Diane - Of course, we were married when I was...um...seven. Or maybe six.

Alex - Thanks. Sorry about the clip. It made my hubby cringe, too.

mshatch - Oh, that's a great idea! Like the truck that got wedged under a bridge and all these engineers were trying to figure out what to do until someone suggested letting air out of its tires. Perfect.

Stacy - Thanks.

Tina - A bystander with a camera! YouTube material for sure.

LD Masterson said...

Lexa - (I should check for new incoming comments while I'm answering.) Thank you on all counts.

Arlee Bird said...

Congratulations on the anniversary. It's good to hear about couples who still manage to stay together that long. Nice family picture as well.

Happy Mother's Day!

Lee
A Faraway View
An A to Z Co-host blog

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! You have a delightful family.

I loved that clipping. Like Marcy already said, why not a good dousing with cold water?

(My hubby and I will be celebrating our 44th on the 24th... '69 was a very good year.)

Mark Means said...

Congratulations and have a great anniversary....birthday...Mother's day...the whole shebang! :)

Great looking family!

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary. And Happy Birthday wishes all around, too. Well... just to the birthday babies! That is a lot of gift giving all at once!

And that newspaper clipping made me laugh out loud!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Awwww, what a cute family!

Julie Dao said...

Such a lovely family! Congrats to you!

Al Diaz said...

That's a wonderful picture that speaks of a wonderful life. Congratulations, DL!
And that clip of news really made me laugh. You never fail to put a smile on my face. Thanks!

Julie Flanders said...

Huge congratulations to you and your husband, LD! And the photo of your family is wonderful. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and enjoy your Christmas in May. :)

LD Masterson said...

Thanks, Lee.

Susan - Happy Anniversary to you, too.

Mark - Thanks on all counts.

Robin - Yeah, my brother hated this weekend when we were kids. My birthday, our dad's birthday, and Mother's Day. He had to get everyone else a gift and he got nothing.

Vanessa - Well, if you say so. Who am I to argue? *grin*

Julie - Thank you. And see response to Vanessa, above.

Al - Always love to spread smiles.

Julie - Thanks. It should be a very good day.

Kaye George said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

(and the newsclipping is...well...) :)

Julie Luek said...

This post made my heart happy to read. Congratulations on 40 years-- that is quite a lovely accomplishment. And from the picture I see you two have quite a loving legacy. :)

DL Hammons said...

What a legacy the two of you have created together. Forty-four years....WOW!! Kudo's!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)

James Garcia Jr. said...

Ugh! Sweetest post ever!! And then just as I was reaching for a virtual tissue you hit me with that newspaper clipping. ;) Yikes!
But seriously, what a sweet and touching post. Congratulations on everything. You're right. BY all the smiling faces I would say that you have been blessed.

-Jimmy

LD Masterson said...

Kaye - Thank you. And, yeah, it is, isn't it?

Julie - Yes, we've been pretty lucky.

DL - Thanks, on both.

James - I can't get sentimental without tossing in a good laugh.