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At Thanksgiving time, people all over America are listing all the things for which they are thankful. I am joining that group and stating that I am thankful today, as I am every day for my husband Darren. I met him when I was a pretty young girl of 19. All these years later, I am a pretty older thing at 48 and adore my husband who has been my best friend and my husband for the past 25 years.  I am thankful for Darren for many reasons. One is because he used the best pickup line ever when he introduced himself to me back in college. I shared this story in a previous article,  part of which I will quote here:
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The Communist Manifesto is one of my  favorite  books because when I was reading it as part of my college honor’s program I met   my husband. I was sitting in a lounge area reading the book when my husband walked up  to me and said what to this date is the best pick up line ever, “Karl Marx was an idiot.”   Click here to read the rest of this sweet story. 






I fell in love with Darren that day and had visions about us hopping a plane to Vegas and Getting married. I didn’t care that we were both dating other people. Darren was a little slower than I and we remained strictly friends for two years. We dated for two years and then we got married, then 23 years went by and arrived at today.  I am thankful that he thought Marx was an idiot. I am thankful that he gave me the gift of his friendship. I am thankful he shared his life with me.

There are always stories and controversies about the demise of marriage and saying that women are nothing without husbands or that husbands are no longer needed. I don’t get involved with all those conversations. I love my husband, I am thankful for him. I am thankful for the life God has blessed us to live. So this Thanksgiving, as I am every day, I am thankful for my husband.


This Thanksgiving – Thankful For My Husband — 31 Comments

  1. How sweet! I know that I’d be completely, utterly lost without my husband.

  2. I want to say that it makes me feel wonderful to read this. Not many these days love and appreciate their husbands as they should. There are so many that take advantage and not count their blessings. My husband is a gem. One of a kind and that makes him so special to me. We’ve not been married as long as you and your husband, but I feel the same way with him. 😀

  3. Great post! How wonderful that you have such a supportive husband. My husband is my rock, he believes in me and supports me and that has really helped me to follow my dreams and turn them into reality.

  4. I am always thankful for my wonderful husband especially during the holiday season, he makes the holidays so much more special to share the time with the one true love of my life 🙂

  5. I love your love story with your husband, we are all fortunate to find the man that will be there for us no matter what.

  6. What a great post about your husband. I’m sure that he is one proud hubby having you as a wife and that, if he’ll get a chance reading this post, he will love you more! 🙂

  7. Congratulations! I am praying that we will reach 23 and more years of being together. I am thankful for my husband too and I love him so much! God bless your marriage!

  8. Amazing! 24 years… Congratulations to your blissful marriage 🙂 Wow 2 years of waiting, Congrats again 🙂 Ours lasted 9 months then we got Engaged for 1 year and 3 months. Love reading your love life here. True, guys love to be appreciated too and they love hearing it especially from the wife. It cures their loneliness especially this age of confusion between relationships. Stay strong you guys. 🙂

    • Thank you for sharing your story. It made me smile. I pray you are writing and telling your happy story to others 50 years from now.

  9. That is such a great story, I love the intro – definitely an original pick up line. I am not sure I would have been patient for two years as a friend though, when I know what I want, I usually get my way. I commend you for waiting that long.

  10. It sounds like the two of you are perfectly suited for one another and balance each other in every way. I’m happy that you have this kind of love. 🙂

  11. Very nice of you to write that. I am very thankful for mine too. Mine is a great man and sounds like yours is too.

  12. Congratulation 😀 Wow you’ve been married that long already, that’s nice because it’s very rare. Salute you for that 🙂 I’ve been married for nearly 9 years not and I still giggle with my husband. Love him so dearly too.

  13. Wow, 23 years!! I’ve been married for 12 years, and I was just talking to my husband last night about it felt like we just met yesterday 🙂

  14. Wonderful post. I’m thankful for my husband, too. He was there just at the right time, when I needed him, and I think we’ve been through some of the worst things together and made it through the other side. I hope to share these types of stories, both ours and others’, with my daughter (and possibly future children), so they realise that happy marriages are possible.

    • You are so correct, people need to know that we made it through some hard times and got past some hard stuff and are still in love, loving each other and happy. That knowledge will help other people make it.

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