Monday, November 23, 2009

grat•i•tude : \ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\ noun ; from Latin "gratus" ~ grateful; the state of being grateful; thankfulness

Saturday, November 23, 1974 - a day filled with emotion.

Thirty five years ago I married my best friend - that sounds so cliche, but it is true. We were musicians living "for free" as caretakers on a beach estate in the Santa Barbara area. We had little money, few responsibilities, but knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.

I am so thankful that I followed through with an invitation to come and spend an evening singing with a crazy group of boys...

...and thankful that one of them asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.
Happy Anniversary to the love of my life.....long may we run.

As we enter into this busy season, my heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude for my lovely family and dear friends...

...and for a Savior who has brought me from darkness into Light.

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.




  1. Happy 35th anniversary you two. Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding photo. Happy Thanksgiving, Rosemary

  2. Congratulations.
    I sense the peace of the Savior in your of the things I love about you.
    Thank you for your sweet friendship.

  3. Hey Pam,
    That is so so beautiful!! Your love is rare - oftentimes, young lovers drift apart or realize that they have actually grown up as different people. You are blessed and your story blessed us all with feelings of gratitude!
    Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Joann

  4. Hi Pam!
    Such a darling wedding photo!!! You and hubby haven't changed one bit!!
    Miss seeing you at shows....
    xoShari @ Southern Charm

  5. Happy Anniversary to two of my favorite people!

  6. Pam,
    That brought tears to my eyes. Happy Anniversary! California Blondes.
    You must come read my new post... it is about true love.

  7. Hope you had a wonderful Anniversary and that your Thanksgiving is filled with lots of love and family. ~jermaine~