Intersecting Life and Faith

Thirty Things About Us

This past week we celebrated 30 years of marriage. For reasons I cannot explain, number thirty was more significant than number twenty-five. We’ve known each other for 35 years, which seems like a long time, but in the words of a friend…

You should try 60+

In honor of 10957.3 days here are 30 things about us.

  1. We love Jesus!
  2. We love God’s Word.
  3. We love each other!!
  4. We became engaged over the phone!
  5. We hadn’t seen each other in over a year when we became engaged…but there was a lot of letter writing and phone calls…there were no cell phones then.
  6. We saw each other twice before we were married.
  7. The three girls who stood next to me during my wedding still stand by me today…yes, this one is about me.!!!
  8. Our reception was in the church basement with ham sandwiches, homemade mints and cake.
  9. We didn’t smash the cake in each other’s faces… I know, we’re boring!
  10. During our wedding an ice storm began.
  11. Our car broke down on the way to our exotic honeymoon.
  12. Our exotic honeymoon was in Des Moines, Iowa.
  13. Our parents had to pick us up from our exotic honeymoon.
  14. Husband lost the car keys, but I didn’t yell at him!
  15. Our first fight was about what the back of the car is called.
  16. I was sick on our honeymoon.
  17. A week into marriage we took a teenager to a college weekend nine hours away.
  18. Our second fight was about Bible Study.
  19. We wanted to be parents, so 16 months after we said ‘I do.’ we became Mom and Dad.
  20. Early in our marriage we spent time apart, sometimes a week at time, because of the Mister’s district responsibilities.
  21. We love Jesus!
  22. We love God’s Word!!
  23. We love to laugh…sometimes at each other.
  24. We love to sit on the couch(I sit on the couch, he reclines)after dinner watching the news, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
  25. We LOVE our kids.
  26. We LOVE our moms!!
  27. We love to read.
  28. We LOVE our Church.
  29. One our favorite things to do together is go out to eat.
  30. We love Jesus.

You can read the rest of the story in my book, Confessions of a Farmer’s Daughter.


  1. Jody

    Thanks Marilyn for the idea to link my book on this post, it didn’t cross my mind to do that!!

  2. Terri

    Love the honeymoon mishaps because it sounds like ours! lol I enjoyed this post, Jody.

  3. Marilyn kennedy

    I’m glad I read the book!! I would have questioned some of those statements!!?

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