I Still Do

WeddingBW.jpgWe have a very busy day planned for today.

We’ll start with church then on to a picnic, followed by a practice for Road to Bethlehem which starts tomorrow night.

After all that we’ll be back at church for a movie night.

Amongst all that busyness, I’m hoping we’ll still find plenty of time to remember a very significant event that happened 18 years ago today. On a hot December day back in 1992, I married an amazing lady.

Pauline and I met in the January of 1992 and were married on the 12th of December the same year. Once we got engaged, half way through the year, we couldn’t stand the thought of having to wait until ‘next year’ to be husband and wife, so we picked a date in the last month of the year and started planning.

I’m still hopelessly in love with Pauline and plan to stay that way for the rest of my days. It still boggles my mind that such an incredible lady would choose to spend her life with me. She’s clever, intelligent, funny, thoughtful, wise, remarkably beautiful and so much more.

Eighteen years later and my love continues to burn brightly for my incredible bride. On that day I said ‘I do’ and today and every day I still do.

Happy 18th Anniversary to the most wonderful woman I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.



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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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7 Comments

  • Happy Anniversary Rodney and Pauline, I think you’ve both been blessed by finding each other…your soul mate. Congratulations, it also takes commitment, love, forgiveness and lots of hard work on your parts to make a happy marriage.
    It was beautiful to read your article Rodney, thanks for sharing that. Best Wishes to you both for a happy and healthy life together, Love Debbie x

    P.s. Phil and I are coming up to out 27th wedding anniversary in March and I am chuffed I married an amazing man too, he also did ok too, I think. It is a 100% commitment 100% of the time on both sides to make a happy marriage.

  • Happy anniversary Rodney and Pauline.
    I still think the world is flat otherwise you are pretty much upside down right now.

  • Congrats! December must be the month of wedding anniversaries for bloggers. I just visited Mark Edwards’ blog and he’s celebrating 17 years!

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