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Forever Still the One

Once upon a time, an older sister talked her younger sister into going ice skating.
When they got there, the older sister's friends with a younger brother walked in. They instantly had the younger brother help the younger sister with her skates then left him to help her around the ice rink.
As they chatted, they learned they were in the same grade and went to the same high school. She fell in love a bit that night and more as they met up at school.
A few weeks later, big sister threw younger sister and her twin a surprise birthday party and he was there. With his motorcycle. They danced. And he gave her her first kiss on that 16th birthday.

He bought a bigger motorcycle as soon as he could and they rode everywhere on it.
Four years later, it didn't matter someone tried to sabotage their wedding by canceling the church or turning the AC to heat so that sweat trickled down their backs. They said "I do" and started their life together.
July 2, 1982
Two children, first a son, then a daughter, blessed their lives.

Thirty-four years of marriage, the motorcycle is long gone, but he still holds her heart.
Because they were meant to be. (Which she knew from that first night so long ago).




Happy anniversary, Bruce. You're still the one. Forever.

(A big thank you to Gus Strand for the anniversary pictures)

And A Very Happy 4th of July to all!

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  1. Cecilia,
    What a precious love story and a blessed and beautiful life you two have had together.
    This is very, very touching and the photos are fabulous!
    What a doll you were and are now too.
    I rode motorcycles with my boyfriend too:)but you married yours!
    Happy 4th of July!
    Hugs,
    jemma

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  2. This is so sweet, Cecilia! Happy Anniversary! What a lovely, love story! I can't believe someone tried to sabotage your wedding! Was it a jealous suitor? Wishing you many, many more happy years together!

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  3. Oh Cecilia, this is so sweet. the story is precious and I just love your family photos. You know what I thought of when I saw the chopper? Easy Rider!! :)

    Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. You truly touched my heart this Saturday morning. You have a beautiful family and enjoy every minute you have together. Have a wonderful Forth of July.

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  5. Such a precious post! I teared up a bit...:) I love a good love story. The photos are great! Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend.

    Hugs, Vicky

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  6. What a neat story - Enjoyed that! Happy Anniversary and Hope your weekend is fantastic.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  7. Hi Cecilia and Bruce. Happy Anniversary.
    Love your story and the beautiful anniversary pictures. So natural and so you. Your beautiful smile reflects your happiness. So nice to meet the family too.
    Thanks for sharing and happy 4th to you too.
    Hugs.
    Audrey Z.

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  8. You two have such JOY on your faces! Your family is beautiful and your love shows on your faces!
    What a wonderful story and great pictures too!
    (is it me? or does your son reflect his father, and your daughter you?!) My goodness, you can tell those are your kids!!! LOL...
    Happy Anniversary!

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  9. Awww, what a sweet story and pics! Happy Anniversary!

    Tania

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  10. Such a lovely post Cecilia! You and your hubby make a beautiful couple, and the pictures of your children are precious. You got married a year before we did. We are the 30th this month.

    Did you ever find out who canceled the church?? That's terrible! (but makes for a good story.)

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