Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 11,1986...25 years ago

It was a clear Fall afternoon in October.... 1986
We were all living in very close quarters in an apartment in Westerville...
Our minister was Jerry Flowers...it seems like a perfect name for a man uniting us marriage...
Tina was 6 years old...Sherry was 7 about to be 8...Erin was also 7 about to be 8...
The cake came from Krogers and all the foods for an easy afternoon reception...
Our families came for the day... those who could... a short 20 minute ceremony...
In our small living room filled with roses...red...pink...coral... filled our small home with sweet fragrance...
We came together too pledge ourselves to our new family...
The odds were totally against us succeeding ...and yet we were filled with the afternoon's optimism..
Now after 25 years...we are together and I recognize how very blessed we have been...
Family is everything ...family is the only thing that matters...
Our children...our seven grandchildren... fill our hearts with pride and a renewed appreciation...
Appreciation for living an authentic life dedicated to each other.
We imagine building a home where the global families could find a place to rest...
In our log home in the woods...
Living close to Nature ...sharing our love and growing into old age together gracefully.
Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Congratulations on 25 years! You are a beautiful couple :)



  2. Congratulations to both of you. I can see that you are very happy, with much love between you. I wish you many more years together.

  3. Congratulations to both of you!! How wonderful to be committed to each other for those many years. I agree, family is everything!!

    Love to you both.


  4. Open yourself up to love..indeed!!! Congratulations to you both. You're a very special couple.
    Tony & Kathy

  5. Congratulations!You are truly blessed and the beauty of it is that you in turn bless all of us who know you!

    Here's to the next 25!!!!Cheers!!!

  6. I remember that day. . . .I can't believe it was 25 years ago, though!! Congratulations on your silver anniversary! Julie

  7. I'm happy for you, you are very fortunate to have such a love.

  8. Thank you all for your kind affirmations...I realize Life is never perfect but I DO know how blessed we are together. Have a wonderful day! I wish you Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

  9. You are a darling couple...your Love beams out thru cyberspace and blesses us all!

    Brightest of Blessings Always!