"Do not be anxious about anything but in everything through prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7

Sunday, June 17, 2012

40 Years And Counting . . .

My, my, my - how time flies when you are having fun! And I am having fun! Met my soul mate at the University of  Georgia and it has been an adventure every since. On June 17, 2012 we celebrated 40 years of marriage!

What I love most about Charlie Merwin is his love of life. He makes the most of every moment. He is easy going and very patient with me and he makes me laugh when I don't feel like it. He has been my rock and my best friend.

I don't think I would have ever traveled as much as I have or experienced as much as I have had I not met him. I know more about turkeys and deer than I could have ever imagined. I am a pretty good fisherman because of him even though I do still get really aggravated if I have to fish out of the back of the boat. AND he taught me how to ride a motorcycle! I truly believe that God reached down and picked him out and put him in my path 42 years ago.

We have learned so much together too. We have learned to love MUCH and forgive MORE. We know that there are times in our days that we need time to ourselves - to breathe - AND times that we need to cling to each other to get through STUFF. If everything about a relationship was easy, what fun would there be in growing together?

So thank you Charlie Merwin for the time of my life! May God continue to bless us as we LIVE, LOVE, and LAUGH.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Charlie and I love to just get in the car and start driving - not a specific destination in mind - just wherever our spirit leads. We haven't had a chance or I should say haven't taken the time to do that until this past week. So Thursday morning we got in the car and just started driving.

Our first destination was Americus where we had lunch in a Bistro adjacent to a well known hotel there, The Windsor.

Our next stop was Star Racing. Such a great group of people. Charlie got his own personalized tour :) Check with Charlie on the details. I didn't have a CLUE what they were talking about!

They will train you to be NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) certified on this little baby:
This bike will go 1/4 mile in 7.6 seconds!

Our destination for the day was Carrollton where we stopped to visit with friends and share a wonderful meal at Little Hawaiian Restaurant. Great food and desserts!

Since this was our turn around point, we headed south the next morning and rambled through LaGrange and worked our way towards Macon for a Pre-Father's Day visit with my daddy. An added bonus was to see my sister and brother-in-law for a while too.

Our ramblings included having supper with daddy at Jeneane's (a wonderful place for home cooked meals) and riding downtown to check out the filming of the movie "42" about Jackie Robinson.

This Brooklyn 1940s scene was recreated on Second Street in Macon. The cars were amazing!

Some other precious memories made with my daddy and his dogs and his one and ONLY cat:

Yep, there we are with all the dogs: Zippy, Nona and Pretty Girl :)

Then it was time to come on home and we rambled one more time in Tifton with a special friend of ours who has a heart for ministry. He was having a special event for an organization called Hope Ministries. So we ended our day with Earl (the Pearl) Perry :)

As I look back over these pictures, I am thinking that Charlie and I need to RAMBLE more often. It was fun! Love the adventurous spirit in my sweet "Charming" Charlie!

Be blessed today and take time to enjoy TODAY!