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15 Years Later…

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When we met for the first time, the universe did not shift on its axis!

It was not love at first sight for me, but probably for you.

My love at first sight was cradled in my young arms and we were cooing at each other; my dear friends first daughter and cute as a button too.

In you stepped that very first time and that image of me cuddling up a baby struck your eyes and stuck in your heart.

You chose there and then that I would be yours to have and to hold.

I gave you my cold shoulder, but you warmed me with your heat.

I had no plans for such distraction, my career laurels beckoned silently.

But, fate had its plans, and I am glad it did.

You systematically wooed and broke down all my walls,

Every fence erected, you climbed over and crawled into my heart.

You brought laughter to my lips,

A twinkle in my eyes,

And more joy into my life,

The butterflies came,

And you gave me such bliss.

Now and again, you make as mad as a hatter,

But your love cocoons me all over.

Its 15 years to the letter today,

The very day I said, I do, I do,

It always feels like a birthday,

With lots of unwrapping to do.

My dear darling husband, you decorate my life,

With my heart filled with love,

I do, I do, I do, again and again.

To infinity and beyond.

For today’s gratitude challenge, I am grateful to God for walking with me through this fifteen years of married life.

His abundance of grace, peace, love, mercy, joy has endured in our lives. Indeed, I am blessed.

Won’t you join Colline’s gratitude challenge? There is always something to be thankful for.

Kind regards,

ยฉ Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


103 thoughts on “15 Years Later…

      1. Yes. I’m doing better. I’m off to watch my grandson sing in a Veterans’ Day program. He’s very excited this morning. He loves to sing. Keep praying for me though, I don’t know if the storm is past or pausing for another blast. You, have a wonderful day!

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  1. Happy Anniversary! Looks like our anni’s are about a week apart…we just celebrated our 9 years of marriage on the 3rd. Not too far behind ya! I hope your day is filled with love and happiness!

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  2. So beautiful! Happy Anniversary Jacqueline.

    I awwed and ohhed and hmmmed and smiled so much. ๐Ÿ˜€

    You were such a stunning bride.

    This made me laugh- “I gave you my cold shoulder, but you warmed me with your heat” . Us women like to do plenty ‘shakara’. Ah! I really commend men, it takes a lot of confidence to successfully woo a woman. I am so glad that I am a woman. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wish you both a lifetime of enduring love and God’s blessings.

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  3. May your marriage always be as wonderful as your beautiful love story! Few things are as important as words in a relationship with the ability to “speak life or death.” I believe you will still be in love on the day death parts you. I’m curious, did you have that phrase in your wedding vows?

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  4. Simply lovely! Happy Anniversary! Blessings to “infinity and beyond”! Our 36th is coming soon and I don’t know how those years passed so quickly. Enjoy each and everyday..even those mad hatter ones!

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  5. Excellent, heartfelt poem. Fifteen years means you most likely have made the grade. The tough years are behind you. It doesn’t get any better than being able to look back over a couple of decades and smile about the times you’ve shared.

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  6. What a beautiful bride!! : ) Thanks for your condolences and prayers for forgiveness. They mean a lot to me, Jacqueline.


I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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