Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fifty Years Together

I wrote this in 1999 for my father and mother-in-law's 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Their love is so great you can see it everyday.  I have had one vision from the day Jim and I where married (October 24, 1981) that we will grow old together fifty years or more.


Fifty Years Together

What God has joined, let no man put asunder
         fifty years together
                  some wish it
                           some have lived it
                                    some will not be so fortunate
For the young can imagine, the old can remember
         fifty years together
Maybe it began with a glance
         an introduction
                  or a meeting by chance
A marriage starts by two joined as one
         one love, one passion
                  one life, one forever
And through the years, as wife and husband
         are together for sickness and health
                  are side by side in good times and bad
Together they love, honor and cherish
         each other
                  their children
                           their children’s children
Together they share
         their success and loss
                  times when faith was there
                           together no matter the cost
Now it has been some fifty years
         fifty years of memories made, dreams coming true
                  fifty years for others to model after and aspire to
What tomorrow will bring is hard to say
         but together we will be day by day.
                                                 Andrea Keding, July 1999

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Watching Him

I wrote this for my husband, Jim Keding.   He is a wonderful man and life partner.  I could not surive with out him.

Watching Him
I have been watching him for three decades
I would watch him toss the Frisbee on the beach, swing the baseball bat and run with the football.
I would watch him study for his classes in college and do his favorite thing; read.
I watched him during our wedding, waiting, the loving look he exchanged with his mother, watching me come down the aisle.
I watch his eyes sparkle when he says “I love you”.
As the years have gone by, I have watched him
            though good times, hard times, lonely times and family time.
Watching him brings joy to my heart.
Watching him hold and cuddle our children
Watching him teach our children to:
            play, share, love and become young adults.
Watching his love and concern for his aging parents.
Watching him set out on new adventures.
Watching him when he sleeps from a long and trying day.
Watching him for the rest of my life is something I anticipate with great joy.

Andrea J. Keding      20 March 2012

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sooo handsome....

This layout is one of his senior pics.  I love the simpleness of the page it brings out the drama of his expression.