A Haven for Vee

Monday, July 9, 2012

♫ Why Worry ♫

Sung by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris 


Here we find ourselves four years later. We, John and I, chatted a bit about these past four years and I asked him if they had been the four roughest years of his life. He grinned without responding. Right. Just as I suspected.

~the Grin~

Personally, I don't know how I would have made it through the past four years without him. God sent him just when I needed someone most, just when my grandmother and mother needed someone most. God was so good to us in sending a kind man like John. My grandmother once said to his sisters, whom she had just met, "John is such a kind man." They responded in unison, "We know!"

Soon after my mother died, I was talking with a family friend who told me that my mother had shared this with her: I can leave this world in peace knowing that my girls are happy. 

So, in the words of the song,


...There should be laughter after pain


There should be sunshine after rain


These things have always been the same


So why worry now


Why worry now



44 comments:

  1. Wishing you both a wonderful day! What a great grin he has! May God continue to bless you both richly in the year ahead.

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  2. Oh my goodness, you made me cry.
    That is so beautiful!

    Congratulations to the two of you!!

    Hugs,
    Becky

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  3. This is so sweet! Have a very happy day today. God is so good. Blessings and hugs, Pam

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  4. Have a very happy day, both of you!

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  5. Have a wonderful memorable anniversary! He does seem to be a keeper...lucky you!

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  6. Congratulations to you both! How blessed you are....Enjoy your day!

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  7. Happy Anniversary Vee. I am sure John feels he is just as lucky as you are. You make a beautiful couple. May your next many years together be fabulous!

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  8. Three impressions from this post:
    1) John has the sweetest smile.
    2) Those words from your mother grabbed my heart.
    3) You two are blessed! Happy Anniversary!

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  9. Dear Vee, I wish you and John the happiest anniversary......The people who read your blog know what a kind and caring person John is! And fun, too. That wonderful smile proves it.

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  10. Your John has a lovely smile - it says a lot about him! Just remember, though, that it takes two - and his kindness and your happiness are closely intertwined!

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  11. How sweet! Congratulations to you both. :)

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  12. How very blessed both of you are! I still love that post, from all those years ago, "This is the Man". Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many, many more years of sharing the love you've found in each other.

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  13. What a special post! Is today your anniversary? Sending the best to both of you!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! I do hope God kept the specs that He used when He made John and intends to make men like him more often. The world sure could use a lot more good men.

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  15. Congratulations to you. Louis Dean and I feel like we know you both! God is so good.....all the time. But especially as I have grown older I realize just how GOOD God has been. He does only what GOD can do.

    You found a gem in John......and he found a pearl of great price - a true TREASURE in YOU!!!

    I read a good marriage is one in which we are better together than we are apart. Y'all make a perfect TEAM....PAIR....Marriage.

    I have LOVED getting to know you folks!

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  16. John was definitely a blessing to you, Vee, as you are to him! God was good to put you togetherfour years ago to weather life's storms and enjoy life's bounty.


    ♥ Happy Anniversary! ♥

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  17. Happy Anniversary to you and dear John. God does know what is best for us and his timing is always just right. xo

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  18. Vee,
    Four years! Isn't it amazing to look back and see what a different person you were before John? I know I am amazed when I think of myself before Mister.
    I also hope that having found him later in life, that I appreciate him more, and am a better wife than I was previously.
    Happy, Happy Anniversary.

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  19. You both make my heart go pitty pat with admiration and love for you.

    I am SO HAPPY for you both.

    And I love his grin, it says a lot - but behind that grin are some honest and good eyes - blessings to you both.

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  20. So sweet! Happy Anniversary to you and John! Wishing you many more. So glad God brought you together.

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  21. A very Happy Anniversary to you and John. What a wonderful man God sent to you. : )
    It works both ways though - John has you!!
    Love those words to the song!

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  22. Happy Anniversary! And oh, you have both been really blessed. And Vee? This post was beautiful.

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  23. I don't have the words to describe how much I love the way you wrote this post. From a word- addicted soul like me, that's saying quite a bit.

    Happy Anniversary!

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  24. Happy Anniversary to you both. How wonderful God's timing was on bringing John into your life when he did.
    Wishing you many more years of health and happiness.

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  25. So much to be thankful for --- what a beautiful tribute! Happy anniversary!

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  26. Where did those four years go? It seems just yesterday...that you were cooking up treats for your carpenter. And before we knew it...you ran off and married him. I'm so happy for you...for him...for you both. Wishing you both much happiness in the journey ahead!

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  27. Happy, happy anniversary Vee and John. I love the grin on your sweet man's face! And I'll be you are wearing one to match. God brought you together for a reason.

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  28. Am I permitted to say, what a handsome guy? A very happy anniversary Vee to both of you.
    Judith

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  29. What a beautiful post. Reading your blog, I would never have guessed you haven't been living together for years and years. You are blessed to have found each other! God is good!

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  30. He is a wonderful man and I know you appreciate him. I feel the same way about my hubby. We married when we were in our 40s...and we've sure had a lot to deal with these past 'almost' 20 years. You and I both have a lot to be thankful for! Give him a Yankee dime! heeheehee!

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  31. Awww, Happy Anniversary to you both, Vee & John! Four precious years! Yes, we've grown to know John through your eyes and he is indeed a very kind man. I know your mom is pleased and happy about that! God always provides what we need, and I'm sure that YOU were exactly what John needed, too! His plan is perfect! Enjoy your day!

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  32. Happy Anniversary Vee! Wasn't it providential that God sent along a partner who would help you through your days of worry and uncertainty. You are both blessed to have each other!

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  33. I met just during the middle of your time caring for your mom and grandmother. My heart ached for you all the time. God has blessed them with heaven and you with John. I am happy for you. blessings
    QMM

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  34. God Bless! Joy to you both.
    Lovely song, I am a big Emmy fan.

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  35. 20 of 8PM. So sorry to be so late, in getting here.

    But my Congratulations, are none the less, for the lateness...

    And I am soooooooooo happy, that you have your life together, back...


    ♡*♡*♡*♡*♡*♡
    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie"
    ♡*♡*♡*♡*♡*♡

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  36. Having met John, I would agree. You are blessed with a very caring and gifted man. The Lord most certainly knows exactly what we need! Excellent words to your song. Reminds me of the song Larnelle Haris sings, "So YOU Were In It After All." (You were with me when the sun was shining...and you were still beside me when it rained!) I'm so thankful that we don't trod these paths alone!
    Blessings to you two!

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  37. Happy 4th Anniversary! Cheers to the two of you for the next 96! xo

    Mary

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  38. Hi Vee!

    What a touching post and a beautiful song! John does seem like a wonderful man - but the two of you is what makes it a wonderful union. God is so aware of us, He knows us so well, knows what our needs are . . . and sometimes . . . He sends us angels . . . like John.

    Gentle Hugs,
    Barb

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  39. Congratulations on your 4 years! Your hubby was heaven-sent at just the right moment. God's timing is perfect! He indeed looks like a kind man and you are a great couple. Here's wishing you many, many years of happiness!

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  40. Hi Vee!

    Such a beautiful post! Such a wonderful man God blessed you with to uplift you, love you and be your rock. You make a beautiful couple Vee!

    May the good Lord bless you with many happy years together, many many.

    Big hugs, "Edie"

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  41. This is just such a beautiful post...he is a wonderful man...a true God sent.

    How many of us had our worlds turned upside down four years ago...we sure did, and yet, God has provided and has been there...no need to worry.

    I find myself coming alive again...He is faithful.

    Thanks for sharing his faithfulness to you!

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  42. And how lovely you all realize what a kind man is John! So many neglect to tell loved ones how wonderful they are and then...one day, it's too late.

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