Thursday, October 6, 2011

That Special October Day

                                                         On a beautiful October day
                                                         forty one years ago
                                                         on the bed a white dress lay
                                                         anticipation continued to grow

                                                         Flowers were still in bloom
                                                         a special October, not plain
                                                         joy surely did loom
                                                         despite the drizzle of rain

                                                         Vows were earnestly made
                                                          on the wings of love and a prayer
                                                          at God's feet we gladly laid
                                                          our lives before him there

                                                          Me in my white dress
                                                          both in our wedding attire
                                                          the day was the very best
                                                          two people could ever share

                                                          Each year the memories grow
                                                          in my heart forever to stay
                                                          of that October long ago
                                                          and my wonderful wedding day

                                                          Susie Swanson

Simple yet so rich with blessings from above. There is a time for laughter, heartache and song because God  keeps an order for all things. A special time in which we each belong, but love remains until the end. God so ordained that it should be this way. It knows no season and the time for love is yesterday, tomorrow and today..      Kenneth and Susie... October,10 1970---October,10 2011


  1. 41 years ago! Wow, that's fantastic! Congratulations and happy anniversary to you. :)

  2. An early Happy Anniversary to you! My grandparents were married in October - October 1908. A beautiful time of year to get married. I like your picture.

  3. Thanks for sharing this with us ... Everyone remembers their dress, don't you think? Raising my coffee cup in a toast to your Happy Anniversary ... Cheers :)

  4. Hi Susie! Happy Anniversary, forty-one years, how wonderful! You looked so happy and beautiful in your wedding dress and your husband was quite a handsome fellow in his uniform, my goodness!

    I can close my eyes too and see my wedding dress hanging on the door of the closet in my childhood bedroom at my parent's house. My parents kindly invited me to move back home six months before the wedding to help save money. It was a wonderful gift and helped Tony and I to start out with a little nest egg. So I left my apartment that I shared with one of my girlfriends and came back to the little room where I had spent all my girlhood days.

    Those six months flew by like a whirlwind. By this time, my mother was very severely disabled, but despite this, she got up on her crutches and she and my dad made me a special breakfast the morning of the wedding. I will never forget the sweetness of that morning for as long as I live. Tony and I will be married 23 years in Dec. Congratulations Susie and Kenneth and I hope you have a wonderful day!! Delisa :)

  5. Such a wonderful poem. Congratulations to you both, and I'm wishing you many more happy years together.

  6. Glad to find your blog. CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary. We will celebrate our 40th in early November.

  7. Thank you all so much for the many best wishes. I feel as if it's been longer, since I can't remember him not in my life.. I remember those young, care-free days like it was yesterday but when you find your soulmate , you can't picture it any other way.. Congratulations to you NCmountainwoman on yours. @Delisa, Your wedding was so pretty, I can see it through your eyes.@Joanne, yes I believe everyone always remembers the dress. Mine was simple and plain but holds beautiful memories to always cherish..Thanks again..Susie

  8. Happy 41st anniversary! I wish you many more happy years together.

  9. Belated anniversary wishes to you both. Hope the next 41 are just as wonderful for you.

  10. You guys are a lovely couple. Happy Anniversary! Blane and I were also married in Oct. and we will celebrate our 22nd in a few weeks. It was wonderful to see you and your sweet family.

  11. Thank you Tammy, October is a beautiful time to get married. I didn't know you had one coming up too. Happy early Anniversary. Wow 22, I didn't realize that, my how time flys. It was so good to see you and your beautiful family. I hope we can get together again soon. I enjoyed it so much, You all take care and we love you..