Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fifteen years ago today....

I said: "I, Vonna Marie, take you, Keith Allen, for my lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part."


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Then Father Francis Schroering blessed our rings and,

Keith said:  "Vonna, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

and he slipped these on my finger....

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and made me the happiest girl in the world!


Today Keith said: "Happy 15th Anniversary, I love you!"

and he slipped this on my finger....
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To which I said:  "Oh wow!..."  and I'm still the happiest girl in the world!

I thanked God then and I thank Him now for the man he made me for and the man he made for me.

Until next time,
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114 comments:

  1. Awww! Happy happy anniversary to both of you! May you be blessed with many more happy years.

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  2. awww. thats so sweet :-) congratulations lucky lady. You give us all hope for the future. I hope my hubby is as romantic as yours in another 10 years :-)

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  3. I congratulate and wish you much love and happiness!

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  4. Happy Anniversary! May you have another great 15 years together! (btw - love the ring!!)

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  5. What a special day for you and Keith, Vonna... Happy 15th and may you both enjoy many, many more happy years together!

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  6. Congratulations to your 15th! Many more years to come!

    Best wishes

    Cathi

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  7. If anybody deserves to be the happiest girl in the world, it's you! Happy Anniversary.

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  8. Happy Anniversary Vonna and what a beautiful new ring you have there! Wishing you many more years of happiness!

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  9. Happy anniversary--and what a pretty ring (and I love your nail color, too!)

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  10. Congratulations to you both~

    That ring is not only a beautiful gift for a good wife, but also a beautiful example for your children. How wonderful it is for your daughter at this period in her life to see your father esteem his wife so! And your sons, too! :D

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  11. How sweet Vonna! What a gorgeous ring! Keith is a keeper for sure :)
    Happy Anniversary to the both of you! And may you both enjoy many, many more years of wedded bliss!

    Hugs

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  12. Congratulations! Many more!

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  13. Wishing you and Keith a most special day filled with the warmest of memories! May you have many more years of happiness! Happy Anniversary, Vonna!

    Robin in Virginia

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  14. Happy Anniversary for both of you and all the best for the wonderfull couple! May each day be a wonderfull one, filled with blessings!

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  15. Happy, Happy Anniversary to you and Keith. You better keep that fella - he is kinda special!!
    Many, many more wonderful years to you both.

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  16. Happy Anniversary...And a lovely new ring! Mr H and I just celebrated 41 years together on the 25th...I wish you as many and more...aren't we lucky to be so happy with our guys!

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  17. Simply beautiful Vonna! Congratulations to you both!

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  18. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!!!

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  19. Happy Anniversary to you both. Heres to many more and a gorgeous ring.

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  20. That's so sweet. Happy anniversary to both of you.

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  21. Happy Anniversary! Your husband is a sweetie...

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  22. Congrats to you both! And wow - he knows how to pick 'em doesn't he? First you, then a beautiful sets of rings, and now a wowser of a ring!

    Here's to many more years together!

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  23. Congratulations to both of you. Your new ring is spectacularly beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful anniversary. Many wishes for many more happy years together.

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  24. Happy Anniversary to you both. May you have many more blessed years together.

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  25. Happy Anniversary Vonna!

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  26. Happy Anniversary to you both.

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  27. To quote my daughter: "Shedonk!!". Love the ring! Happy anniversary!

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  28. Happy anniversary.... what a beautiful ring!

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  29. I wish you both many more happy years together! Happy Anniversary Vonna!

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  30. Wow, Vonna, what a sweet husband~he is a "Keeper"....and I admire your love for each other and your family. That is what marriage is all about and you are certainly a good example of a great wife and mother! Thanks for sharing your sweet gift with us and I wish you many more years of wedded bliss and love! Happy Anniversary! pam in Iowa

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  31. Happy Anniversary to you both...so wonderful to see a happy marriage! Continued love and happiness is my wish for you both on this blessed day.

    Joanie R.

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  32. Happy Anniversary!

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  33. Congratulations Vonna - Lovely Ring & Thoughtful Hubby - Congrats ;)

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  34. Vonna,
    Wishing you a blessed anniversary and many, many more to come.

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  35. How beautiful Vonna!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!!!!

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  36. Happy Anniversary! You are a very blessed woman to have found such a wonderful man to share life with. Enjoy your day and may God grant you many more.

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  37. Happy Anniversary to the two of you! The ring is bee-u-ti-full!

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  38. Happy Anniversary!!!

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  39. How Fabulous!!!!! Cograts on your 15th!!!!

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  40. Happy Anniversary to you and Keith! May God bless you with many more years of marriage!

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  41. Happy Anniversary Vonna!

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  42. What a lovely post. Happy Anniversary, I'm glad you've been so happy in your marriage. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Congratulations. You guys are an inspiration.

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  44. Felicitations ... enjoy this anniversary thoroughly and all those yet to come!

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  45. Happy 15th Anniversary to both of you! Wishing you many more happy years together.
    Carolyn

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  46. Happy Anniversary Vonna. My DH and I celebrated our 25th anniverasy yesterday :)

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  47. How pretty!
    Congrats on 15 years of wedded bliss! :^)

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  48. Many congratulations Vonna for you, your husband and the children.
    What a beautiful ring your husband gave you.
    I wish you all the best and many happy years to come.

    Love from Holland!

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  49. Wow, what a beautiful ring! Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  50. Wow! Gorgeous! Enjoy your day and life together!!! The years just get sweeter as they go by. We're on 24 this June!

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  51. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy that beautiful ring!

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  52. Happy anniversary! What a lovely token of your love.

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  53. Happy anniversary to you both :) gorgeous rings before and now :)may you have many more years of happiness ... we are nearly 23 years this year eeeekkk ..lol love mouse xxx

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  54. Congratulations to Keith and best wishes to you for many, MANY more years!

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  55. Awww, that is so sweet of Keith! Happy Anniversary to you both and may you have many more wonderful years together!

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  56. Happy anniversary to you!
    Happy anniversary to you!
    Happy anniversary to Vonna and her husband!
    Happy anniversary to you!
    And many more!

    Happy Stitching!

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  57. How wonderful Vonna...today is also a special day for me as my son was born 7 years ago...I treasure each day xx

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  58. Wishing you both a very happy anniversary today and many more to come.

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  59. Happy Anniversary !

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  60. Congrats to you!! What a milestone.

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  61. Oh Vonna Happy Anniversary to you and Keith! Lucky girl to have such a wonderful husband, with many years to come.
    LiBBiE in Oz

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  62. Happy 15th Anniversary to you and Keith. I loved you shared your wedding picture. And what a special girl you are with the new ring. May you share many wonderful years together !!

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  63. Happy Anniversary and I hope that you are blessed with many more.

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  64. Happy Anniversary

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  65. Happy anniversary Vonna! Lovely rings. xx

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  66. Oh how wonderful!! Congratulations on your 15th Anniversary! May you have 30 or 50 more!! Hugs!

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  67. Happy Anniversary! You both make such a cute couple. :)

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  68. Happy Anniversary! He done real good. Lovely ring.

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  69. Happy, happy anniversary to two wonderful people!!

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  70. Happy Anniversary! Blessings to you and Keith on many more happy years!

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  71. Happy Anniversary to both of you! You've married a man with excellent taste Vonna. You'd better hang on to him for at least another 15!
    All kidding aside, I wish you both many more years of happiness and blessings.

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  72. Happy Anniversary and you sure got a keeper 15 years ago that is for sure.

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  73. Oh, wow, happy anniversary. Your new ring (and your old rings) are beautiful. Sounds like you've got a keeper!!

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  74. Congratulations :) I wish you another 15 wonderful years and more

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  75. WOW hun; he's diffidently a "keeper" what a beautful picture of the two of you. I'm so happy for you; your new ring is absolutly beautiful. Congrats to the both of you; your both very lucky to have each other hun.

    Hugs, Shar

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  76. Happy anniversary~~~~~~ Nice upgrade of your ring~~~ ;-)
    May you have many many more happy days together!!!

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  77. Happy Anniversary!!!

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  78. A beautiful bride and a handsome groom. Obviously so much in love
    and so happy to be together. May
    you have many, many more wonderful and happy anniversaries together.

    Your wedding rings are gorgeous
    Vonna and so is that beautiful
    anniversary ring.

    Yup! He's a keeper!!

    Hugs!

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  79. Happy Anniversary Vonna & Keith...may God continue to bless your union and your sweet family!! You guys are a wonderful testament to God's good graces...


    Wow, Keith has excellent tastes in jewelry!

    God Bless,
    Terri

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  80. Happy Anniversary, Vonna & Keith. May you be blessed with many more happy anniversaries!

    That ring is stunning!

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  81. You made me cry...good tears. That wedding picture is so beautiful...you were a gorgeous bride, and what a handsome groom. Then for him to say happy 15th with a beautiful ring to celebrate. WOW! He's a keeper!

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  82. Wow this is weird Vonna - we have the same anniversary except my Dave and and I celebrated 20 yrs today! We picked up my new wedding ring on our way out to dinner tonite. Blessing on you and Keith. :-)

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  83. Happy anniversary and may you have many more! Sounds like you have a wonderful hubby and he has a wonderful wife!

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  84. BEAUTIFUL! Belated Anniversary blessings to both of you. You are an inspiration in this day of easy come, easy go marriages. :) Cathryn

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  85. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! We had our 26th anniversary on April 25!

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  86. Wow! That's a beautiful ring!! Happy Belated Anniversary Vonna!! I hope you had a good day!! :)

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  87. Happy anniversary to you and your husband.

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  88. Congratulations, dear girl and hubby! May the rest of your lives be filled with the joy and excitement you began with and the love and devotion you continue to share!

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  89. Congratulations Vonna! I pray you will have many more blessed anniversaries.

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  90. Happy Anniversary!Hope you have many, many more.
    Your new ring is beautiful!

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  91. Happy Anniversary!

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  92. Happy Anniversary to you both. What a wonderful life you have built together. Gorgeous rings then and a gorgeous ring now to celebrate 15 years of marriage.
    May you have many more years filled with love, happiness and good health.
    hugs, Margaret

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  93. Oh Vonna! First of all, Happy, happy Anniversary to both of you! You were a beautiful bride and are still as beautiful, inside and out now. :) I love your new ring. What a wonderful and lucky man Keith is. I hope you have many, many more wonderful years together. Hugs and love...

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  94. Happy Anniversary to you both! I love your ring, it's fabulous!

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  95. Happy Anniversary Vonna! we celebrated 15 years this year as well in March. :)

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  96. Congratulations! You're a blessed woman.

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  97. Happy Anniversary Vonna. I hope God blesses you with many more. Your ring is beautiful. Pat

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  98. Happy Anniversary!!! May you have many more years of happiness.

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  99. Happy Anniversary to you both

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  100. Sorry this is so late, but happy 15th anniversary! I hope that you have many more wonderful years to come.

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  101. Happy Anniversary!
    That sure is some nice bling! Probably otta keep him around :-)

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  102. I'm *very* late joining the party, but happy anniversary to you and Keith, dear Vonna. May you have many, many more years filled with love and laughter!

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  103. Oh wow indeed! Maybe you didn't have a royal wedding, but it was just as special and meaningful as all the big doings on Friday. Happy, happy anniversary!

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  104. oh je suis en retard mais bon anniversaire !
    je vous souhaite plein de bonheur pour toujours

    bisous bisous

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  105. That is so great! 15 years is definitely something to be proud of. And what gorgeous rings!

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  106. Happy Anniversary - lovely ring!!

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  107. Happy belated anniversary!!! What a pretty ring, I bet you were thrilled :-).

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  108. Happy anniversary! What a beautiful ring.

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  109. Congratulations! I celebrated 21 years on 4/21. It is blessing to be able to spend that long with the love of your life, a true partner and friend.

    Just wish I got a beautiful ring like that! You are so blessed.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  110. I know this is late but I want to wish you both many more years of love and happiness.

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  111. Awww! Happy Anniversary to you both! What a beautiful gift!

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  112. Missing you on line Hope all is well!

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