Wednesday, August 22, 2012

spin on




When you decide to get married at 19 all the skeptics warn you that you'll change.  That your marriage probably won't last because the person you marry won't be the same person 10, 15, 20 years later.  And I suppose some of that is true.  I'm definitely not the same person I was at 19.  I don't perm my hair.  I don't eat McDonald's for lunch every day.  My biggest fear in life is not getting a speeding ticket or giving a speech for my college classmates.




My tastes have changed.  My style has changed.  I've matured and grown into a woman/mother who loves to write, take pictures, create art, decorate etc... 


I'm not even sure I knew what self expression was 20 years ago, and yet everyday I long to do just that.  My innerman wants to be known.  I want to share with the world who I am, who God made me to be...and wear it on my sleeve and say I finally figured out what I like and here it is:)  This is me.




The one person who has watched all of this is that same person that I vowed to spend with my life with all those years ago.  He's seen me grow and change and become who I am and the thought of that brings me to tears.  He married a 19 year old girl, and through thick and thin he got this version of me...and decided to stay.


To say that he's good to me is an understatement. Last weekend he whisked me away to a little town close to here and pretty much did whatever I wanted;) He ate a cheeseburger, pizza and a gelato...make that two gelatos...all in the name of fun. Just for me. You have no idea how major that is. My man doesn't eat junk, and I shouldn't either, but you get the point.  Just like I've changed, so has he;)



He's not a fan of antiquing, but he took me shopping all day long.  It was HIS idea!!!  And he didn't pout.  And he didn't follow on my heels and zap my fun.  He looked around and occasionally held my purse;)  And it was awesome!!!! 


As soon as we pulled into this shop I spied something I've been wanting forever.  Do you see it?  It said Hello Becky, I've been waiting for you.  Right here in podunk Ruckersville...out in the elements rusting away...waiting just for you! 





This little windmill practically skip jumped into our car and away we went...treasure hunt over.  It's a perfect reminder to me that "weather" will change us, that winds will blow us...but regardless we're gonna keep spinning:)  Spin on friends...spin on!




Instagram pics...just in case you missed these;)







Have a blessed day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
731.  barn doors
732.  walking hand in hand in the morning light
733.  little chef hats
734.  nothing but time to appreciate each other
735.  treasure hunts
736.  terrycloth robes
 
 
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55 comments:

  1. I got married at 19 as well. We will be married 43 years in a couple of weeks.
    I'd say things have gone well for the two of you. Sweet day with your hubby.

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  2. I realized that I was holding my breath for your entire post! Reading, absorbing, loving every word. You have something special. Very special. What a wonderful feeling it must be. And what a special day! Definitely a keeper :)

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  3. You are growing up together. He hasn't stayed the same, either. I love long marriages. Mine is 30 years long.

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  4. That is so awesome! I didnt marry at 19 but at 22 and we had a child the same year. A lot of people have been skeptical but I just know the best way to show em who's boss is to live a long and happy life, together.

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  5. Oh, what a perfect find! I have one, but it is just galvanized metal - your, being so colorful, is perfect for YOU! It was meant to be. Long marriages are gifts, and hard work, but rewarding! Congratulations to you!
    xo~Jill

    PS - I get to see Suzanne on Friday for breakfast in Portland! Wish you were coming with - like old times!

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  6. I love that you love your honey. I love a good love story. I love that I am living my very own.
    Glad you got away. It is always good to go and remember why you fell in love.
    I may be a wee bit jealous of the windmill. I'll get over it. :)

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  7. Now, that was so sweet! I was a mere 18 years old when we married and here we are 41 years later and we're still "spinning" along. Super great post!!

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  8. Sweet, sweet post. Glad you two are still rockin' on :)

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  9. I married at 19 as well, and received my fair share of criticism. Love reading things like this, as well as seeing the multiple previous comment's with 40 years behind them. That is so awesome and encouraging!

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  10. How sweet for me to read about another loving marriage on the eve of my 32nd anniversary. I was 21 and fresh out of college when I married my sweetheart. We started dating when I was 17 and or love is deeper and stronger now than it was the day we were married! We are blessed aren't we? Praise God!

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  11. Your marriage and your relationship is a true testament of true love blessed by God, Becky. You continue to inspire all of us with the special love that your family has for each other. And please let your sweet, thoughtful, giving hubby that he's got a great smile - just like you! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  12. love, love, love the wind mill...i, too, have my eye on one in a field near my house :-)
    Aren't hubbies so sweet to pretend to like what we like?? ... sometimes i even pretend
    to like cutting grass...just to repay the favor :-)

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  13. It is always great to hear about other peoples wonderful marriages - good for you guys!
    Sounds like you had the loveliest of weekends and I love your treasure so much!
    xo

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  14. i love this. especially since i got married at 19, too. 8 years later, with a heap of God's grace, we're still going strong. and here you are at 20! praise Jesus. you are an inspiration! i love seeing your marriage and love for each other through the screen. : ) congrats on 20! here's to 20 more!!

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  15. this is so sweet. but now i am just cringing thinking of who i was dating at 19...yikes. not good.
    i love that he did exactly what you wanted for the whole day, that is a good man. and i lOVE the windmill!

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  16. An absolute beautiful post. I too got married at 19, my irst time. Sadly my first marriage did not last. God had a plan for me to meet the man I am with now and have been for 16 years. Lots of changes with both of us and our children and our lives. My husband is very much like yours a wonderful man sent by God.

    I love your windmill find it is beautiful Becky.

    Mary

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  17. Awwwww...what a great post! Love the metaphor...and love that cutie windmill, too! Sounds like a perfect weekend for a perfect pair. ;o)

    Mary

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  18. wow.

    i know you're younger, but i'd still like to be you when i grow up.

    smiles.

    michele

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  19. I loved everything about his post. And yrs... Somehow I did miss those pics on instagram so thanks for sharing them here... You cuties you.

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  20. I don't know which I love more - your perfect little windmill, or your sweet weekend with your hubs.

    I love a good love-story, and you two make it look so wonderful! YAY for you!!

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  21. Ok...you know you both make an adorable couple & you are quite beautiful but, day-um, Honey is a real hottie! So happy for you two..love a good love story!

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  22. Hahahaha! Just read Maria's comment....she's funny :)

    And you amaze me with your talents; how you weave words together so effortlessly with so much meaning.

    Praying I can someday feel this way. And I'll just leave it at that.

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  23. That windmill is a beaut! Um, can I call dibs on it whenever you are done with it?! :)

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  24. Hi Becky what a lovely post, I haven't got the same going on here, but it warms my heart to read about you and him. What a lovely journey you are making together. love the windmill, I don't think I've seen anything like this in the U.K. lovely colour. Heather x

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  25. I really enjoyed reading your post. I too was married at 19 and sometimes struggle with exactly what you talked about. Learning who I am and adjusting to the fact that I am not who I was then and that it's ok.
    Looks like you had a really nice day together. ;)
    Love the windmill.

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  26. I love your windmill : )
    I love how happy you are.
    So thankful you get to be with someone that lets you shine.

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  27. that windmill is SOOOO you!! way to spot that one!

    you guys are just the cutest couple ever. i love being with you both. can't wait for this week ahead!!

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  28. Wonderful post! I was married at 17 and the preacher told us we were incompatible. W have been married 43 years this November:) not always easy, but good.

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  29. I LOVE that he did that for you. Huge that he let you antique all day without that heels thing that zaps the fun! xo

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  30. Beautiful post. I got married at 22, but I am not the same person now, neither is my hubby. We all change and grow. It's nice to have someone who will grow with you and keep right on loving you.

    Great windmill.
    ~FringeGirl

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  31. Y'all are just cuter than cute. Plus I love that he held your purse.

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  32. wow so beautiful! you got a keeper!!! and I'm sure you both have worked at your marriage so that is a testimony of God's grace! Thanks for sharing friend! Love, Traci Michele @Ordinary Inspirations

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  33. This is just the sweetest thing...I swear you & I were separated at birth...I feel like I was reading something my heart wrote...you are amazeballs girl!!

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  34. SUCH a sweet post! I hope I'll have a love (one day) as deep as you and you and your honey have.

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  35. this made my heart squeeze glad and grateful
    for the beautiful thing
    love and learning does
    when it gets squeezed together.
    cheering you on,
    Jennifer

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  36. Becky,
    This post is beautiful in so many ways!
    I too married at 19, he was 21.
    We were told it wouldn't last, in fact everyone thought I was knocked up.
    Here we are over 8 years later and we have an almost 1 year old.
    I have changed a lot over the past 8 years, grown, matured and I know there is still so much more that will change in the future, but he has changed too and together we have changed and grown and molded even more together than anyone would have though possible when we said "I do".
    Praise you and your husband for being a wonderful picture of love.
    I pray you have more opportunities to get those precious moments with your hunny!

    Have a Blessed Weekend!

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  37. What a great week-end! Love that your man went junkin' with you ~ Trev and I did the same thing last week-end ~ but he enjoys it too so we are a good match that way. Your little windmill is great and spin on ~ I like that too. xo

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  38. You are so cute. I love your take on the windmill.

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  39. such a lovely post :) I married at 20 and so many told me we were too young as well but I love that we've grown and changed together!

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  40. Met at 16, Married at 22 and had our first baby at 24 - celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary next year. Loved this post today Becky but then I love all your posts. You made me giddy with this one.

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  41. I married my high school sweetheart too, I can't imagine him not in my life and he still makes me laugh everyday! Love the windmill great find!

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  42. I have been checking into your cute blog since before you moved and this weekend you were in my little town. Hope Ruckersville treated you well. Next time you are here make sure you stop into Cup of Joy and eat the most delicious homemade donuts.

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  43. LOVE that you guys have grown up together...so have we...16 years for us today! Happy Anniversary...19!!! WOW...God is good and faithful.

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  44. I could just cry...
    this is the sweetest story..and I know it is true.
    It didn't work out that way for me. I married at 16...not because I was pregnant but because I was a broken kiddo:)
    It lasted 10 years. People said those things to us too...and they were right.

    But you know what? I love this because I believe in my heart that if two people love each other and both agree to put 100 percent in..it can work.
    Dreams really do come true and there really are happy endings.
    You two are proof. You two are precious...I love ya girlie

    xo
    tiff

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  45. beautiful post, becky! love the windmill, and love that you defied their odds! congrats again~

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  46. So cute. Glad you guys had a chance to sneak away and have some fun!

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  47. That is such a sweet love story. You are such an amazing couple.

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  48. I am swooning over that windmill! It is perfection. I loved every word of this post....So thankful that I've gotcha, Becks. xo

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  49. So sweet!

    What a great trip! I love the windmill. The purse thing - my hubs does that too. Sometimes he forgets he has it and then we both realize it's still hanging on this shoulder after walking around for a few minutes. Cracks us both up - he gives it up PDQ then.

    We're 28 years and still going strong!

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  50. What a wonderful weekend! I've been keeping my eye out for a windmill, too....you found a great one! :)

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  51. You two are sooooo cute! What a good man you have! Taking you antiquing, when it's not his thing, well that is true undeniable LOVE. Awesome!

    ♥Lee Ann

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  52. LOVE the windmill and the story!

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