Monday, August 15, 2011

Two Beaches

We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary yesterday by going to Latin Mass at Stella Maris on Sullivan's Island, SC, taking a walk along the rocks and beaches at Fort Moultrie and then having a fabulous dinner at Station 22. We had our kids with us and my son took this picture, with that amazing suspension bridge in the background (it connects Charleston to Mt. Pleasant).






Coincidentally, the homily was about finding home, how we're all on a journey until we are at eternal rest. But I felt right at home here, esp. at Church. I am so thankful that God opened this door for us, and thankful He gave us the courage to step out in faith and trust as He leads us.


Many of you know that we've been travelling, moving coast to coast. It's been an incredible journey and I hope to post pictures once we are settled. We've been getting the children ready for school and we still need to find long-term housing, so you can imagine the chaos.

Seventeen years ago, we were married on the beach in Oak Harbor, WA. It was a beautiful day, but the water was cold, as it always is on the Pacific NW. We vowed to be together, through thick and thin, and I still marvel that I can love my husband more now than I did 27 years ago. I had no clue back then. God is good.

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10 comments:

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Congrats on your 17th wedding anniversary!!!

inluvwithwords said...

Happy Anniversary Vijaya! (My husband and I are celebrating our 25th today.) I hope the chaos settles soon. Although it sounds like you are handling the move extremely well. Blessings to you!

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations! Nice picture. And, I'm glad to know you have arrived safely on the East Coast.

Suman Khisty said...

God Bless you both. You two look so happy and content.

Marcia said...

Happy anniversary! You guys are so cute! And Don would LOVE that bridge!

Suma Subramaniam said...

Happy Anniversary Vijaya. You both look so happy together. Wishing you many more years of togetherness. Thanks to your son for the lovely picture and the beautiful backdrop.

Vijaya said...

Thank you all. We are settling in nicely and love it here.

In luv, Big Congratulations to you and your husband. I wish my husband and I had made that commitment sooner rather than wait ten years.

Marcia, that bridge also has a walking/biking path separate from the cars.

Evelyn said...

What a great picture! And I'm so glad that I've now had the chance to meet the two of you and your children in person--your pictures will be even more special to me. Thank you for stopping by our house on your long trek across country. We loved it! Belated congratulations on your anniversary! I pray that God will grant you many more wonderful years together. Hugs, Ev

Mary Witzl said...

What a great anniversary you had. And I know how good it must feel to be settled again after the chaos of moving. You both look lovely, and so happy.

Very few of us have any idea what we're getting into when we decide to get married. I see the same blissful naivete now in the eyes of newlyweds and hope they've chosen wisely -- and have a bit of good luck, besides.

Vijaya said...

Thank you, Ev. It was such a joy to meet you, and be cared for so well.

Mary, you're so right about not knowing what you're getting into when you first get married. It's a leap of faith. We are blessed indeed.