Adore

Jeff and I are quite a pair. We are definitely opposites. He doesn't mind being in front of a crowd; I'm content to stay in the background. He is quick and decisive. I am thought-filled and hesitant. He believes the house is his personal closet; I can't function unless everything is neat and tidy! We laugh at/with each other all the time. But in spite of our different personalities and all the quirks that go with them, we are a team and love to be with each other. He still calls me his "bride" and I call him "love". I don't think we could have imagined what our lives as husband and wife would be like the day we said "I do" but somehow we've managed to make it through the good and bad times with our faith and the support of family and friends. I saw this Willow Tree figurine when I was visiting my cousins in Colorado many years ago, and it immediately reminded me of Jeff and I, so it came home with me. It seemed to be an appropriate symbol of our April A Challenge word today.
Intriguing photo :)
posted April 5th, 2012  
Looks like a beautiful figurine. ~ Sounds like you've got a terrific marriage. ~
posted April 5th, 2012  
Interesting capture of these figures. Still affectionate, regardless of time or cracked paint. It seems to say "Our love will endure the ages" which I guess sums up your relationship with Jeff.
posted April 5th, 2012  
Lovely ... beautiful photo and your comment is priceless. Your marriage is strong and filled with love and respect. You've been blessed.
posted April 5th, 2012  
@boogie Thank you Mags! Taken in the early morning sun strongly back lighting the figurine.
@sanera Thanks Samantha! Yes, we feel God has really blessed us- although we've had to work at it too!
@cromwell Thank you so much Cromwell! Yes, this is the style of this artist- carved to look "old" and weathered. I so appreciate your comment and view!
@karenann Thank you Karenann, yes, we certainly have.
posted April 5th, 2012  
Precious
posted April 5th, 2012  
What a great analogy you have made between the figure and your marriage.
posted April 5th, 2012  
Sweet Willows and story!
posted April 5th, 2012  
That's lovely, I'm so pleased you are happy together this portrays it so sweetly :)
posted April 5th, 2012  
Beautiful sentiments and words to fit this figurine! Treasure these moments.
posted April 5th, 2012  
You are so blessed to have married your best friend, I too have done that, what a miracle. Thanks for sharing that
posted April 5th, 2012  
Lovely to hear such loving sentiments about your husband, I feel similarly blessed about my husband!
posted April 5th, 2012  
Great perspective. Took a second to figure out what it was. ;-)
posted April 5th, 2012  
@kerristephens Thank you Kerri!
@anazad511 Thank you AnaZad!
@httpgeffed Thank you Colleen!
@filsie65 Thank you Phil!
@mrssmith Thank you Carla, we do, and I know your words are especially powerful.
@sarasdadandmom Thank you Terry! So happy for you too!
@louisefrance Thank you Louise! That's wonderful!
@jeancarl Thank you Jean Carl! This artist's style is very simple, but lovely.
posted April 5th, 2012  
That looks familiar LOL. A great capture to emphasize the word.
posted April 5th, 2012  
@digitalrn Hmm do I detect you may have a similar item in your home? (o: Thanks Rick!
posted April 5th, 2012  
Beautiful composed and shot Ann.
posted April 5th, 2012  
you are so lucky to have found the one for you. i'm happy that you are happy in your relationship. true ones are rare. kudos to you both. nice pic too
posted April 6th, 2012  
Nice angle to capture the love that is felt in this photo.
posted April 6th, 2012  
What a neat figurine
posted April 6th, 2012  
Adore..What a Beautiful Word and photo...I love the pov and the how it represents your love for each other...I to collect these..this one is my favorite...not very many people have what you two have...God Bless you both!m:)
posted April 6th, 2012  
Oh my, how fortunate you are. It's nice to love and be loved. You are also so fortunate to have created such a beautiful photo to represent that love! Bravo, a fav for me!
posted April 6th, 2012  
That is so sweet! Its great to have your best friend as your husband ! :)
posted April 6th, 2012  
Thnks for the reminder. My husband is also wonderful, and we've been together 30 years, but when life gets in the way it's nice to remember to say, "I am lucky"
posted April 6th, 2012  
What a great memory to have of each other. Sounds like you two were a match made in heaven
posted April 6th, 2012  
How sweet!! This is an awesome perspective of a Willow Tree figure, and it captures your love beautifully!
posted April 6th, 2012  
i didn't know about the 'willow' figurines until i came to 365. they are quite interesting. i like this shot for the prompt, the lighting is priceless! i love it when i come across stories like yours. it makes the fiction i write believable.
posted April 6th, 2012  
@michaelelliott Thank you Michael!
@prttblues Thank you Bev!
@nicolecampbell Thank you Nicole!
@kimmistephens Thank you Kimmi!
@ellimae Thank you Ellen!
@sharritta Thank you Sharon!
@potsbypam Thank you Pam!
@pandorasecho Thank you Dixie!
@bkbinthecity Thank you Brian!
@deniseinindy Thank you Denise!
@summerfield Thank you Vikki!

Thank you everyone for your lovely well-wishes and thoughts. The next best thing to having such a special guy is having such great friends here on 365! Your comments have me grinning from ear to ear!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Lovely shot, story, and sentiment. So well described - you are both wonderfully graced to have one another!
posted April 6th, 2012  
I can't decide which one is best.. your sentiments or the photo..this is a very rare situation nowadays.... =).. I wish to both of you be together.. for many many years.. and to you(amd us) to take photos.. for many many years..
posted April 6th, 2012  
Very romantic and great that you still remember
posted April 6th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot of your figurine - perfect representation of your relationship and the challenge word for the day :)
posted April 6th, 2012  
Lovely shot of this figurine, Ann. Love how you describe your relationship with your husband.
posted April 6th, 2012  
Perfect symbol and great story!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Lovely pov and a beautiful statue!! Your sentiment is so beautiful!! Sounds exactly like what marriage should be but so many take it for granted!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Lovely shot!
posted April 6th, 2012  
what a lovely photo and comment
posted April 6th, 2012  
@beachradish @inertie @peterdegraaff @alia_801 @sangwann @cimes1 @twinsplusone @beamqueen @mortisa

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! One and all. My apologies for the mass thank you as you all know I prefer to thank everyone individually. It's been a fun but long day and I have a ton of comments to read! I can't tell you how good your comments made me feel- and yes, I know I'm blessed to feel this way! I'm glad you all appreciated it too!
posted April 7th, 2012  
Ann that was lovely, soul-mates by the sound of it, you are lucky to have each other.
posted April 7th, 2012  
What a tribute. You should print it and give it to Jeff for your next special occasion.
posted April 7th, 2012  
@melorac Thank you Carole! Yes, we are definitely two peas in a pod even though we very different peas!
@allie912 Thank you Allison! He read it over my shoulder and was quite pleased with himself! And believe it or not, this figurine is on his dresser, not mine!
posted April 8th, 2012  
this made me smile, my husband and I have a lot of differences, too. I really like your photo, but I have to admit these figurines kinda creep me out. I don't like things without faces. I have an angel one that I put out at Christmas just because my MIL gave it to me. You made them look a lot less eerie, though.
posted April 10th, 2012  
@crickle1969 Thanks Chrystal! I guess it's a personal taste thing. I love them- but I like Early American/Primitive stuff anyhow (don't own a lot but I like it!). But I can understand why some people don't like the lack of a face.
posted April 10th, 2012  
simply lovely
posted April 13th, 2012  
@wardie Thank you Paul!
posted April 14th, 2012  
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