For Dirk – A Wedding Anniversary Poem

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For Dirk – A Wedding Anniversary Poem

Thirty-nine years ago tomorrow, I married my best friend, Dirk. He is still the love of my life. I wrote this poem for our 25th wedding anniversary. It’s still true! 



Wandering Wednesdays

We were so young

When we took our vows;

I loved you then,

But so much more now.

I prayed a prayer,

God gave you the part,

Only you

Will ever claim my heart.

Love was a feeling,

A thrill, and a hope,

To love and to cherish”__

A promise we spoke.

We could not know,

When we exchanged our rings,

All the joys and pain

The coming years would bring.

I walked down the aisle

To my very best friend__

If time could turn back,

I would do it again.

You are my love and my joy,

Our great God has blessed;

I treasure your faithfulness

Through the many tests.

In your love I have felt

How Christ loves His Church;

“In sickness and health…

For better or worse”.

We were so young

When we took our vows;

I loved you then,

But so much more now.

Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, August 13, 2001

About the author:

Norma - LoMD 2014Norma Gail’s contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, released in 2014. She is a Bible study leader, and writes devotionals for, StitchesthruTime blog, and “The Secret Place.” She belongs to American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. She is married and has two adult children.

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  1. I can’t imagine what your husband felt after receiving such a heartfelt gift. I love these little glimpses into your life, Norma. Happy Anniversary! Terill

  2. Thank you, Terrill!

  3. Beautiful, enchanting, and loving spoken words. This makes my heart smile. Happy Anniversary and love you! 🙂 <3

    • Thank you, Marcie!

  4. Congrats!!!

    • Thank you!

  5. Happy Anniversary to you both!

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