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Our wedding Anniversary

May 17, 2019

We just celebrated being married 44 years! Wow, some of those years went so fast! It is hard to realize that we have been married that long!

This year, we asked our dear friend Ed, who has been married 72 years to go with us for dinner! His dear wife has been in memory care for 5 years now and for several has not talked. He got news this week that she might not live much longer and was a little bit discouraged. You see he is ready at their ages, both in their 90’s to see her die but she had deteriorated rather quickly in the last month. About 7 weeks ago, Ed broke his hip, so he wasn’t able to visit her three days a week like he has since she was placed in this facility for memory care. He was in the hospital and then rehab in the very facility where his wife is in the other wing, then home to recuperate. At his age, he is amazing!

So our anniversary was in trying to encourage him. He and his wife are strong believers in Christ and are ready for heaven when the time comes. They both have been a great testimony to many people and our family is especially privileged to have known them. Kent met this couple when he was ten years old and Ed was his Sunday School teacher. They weren’t able to have children and sort of adopted us and our family. They visited us over the years in several of our homes and Ed went with our family to Mali, W. Africa on a missions trip. They prayed for us every day, and that means so much! Now we pray for both of them each day too!

So this year our anniversary was really about encouraging a dear friend! He always encourages us!

A pic of us, taken fairly recently

We had a very Happy 44 th Wedding Anniversary!


Jan for the Roaming Reimers

Our Wedding Anniversary

May 22, 2014


Last Friday, Kent and I celebrated our 39th Wedding Anniversary. Image I  have to admit that 39 years still sounds as if it should be my parents  or Kent’s and not us. But when I    look around at our friends and  our grown adult children…I know it is us.  I love any reason to    celebrate life.

Kent had taken the whole day off, that was a treat in itself. Kent had picked out a local diner that had  a good reputation online to have a good breakfast. So    “Breakfast at Valerie’s” was the place.  Apparently they had just gotten an award for the best breakfast in  area. So off we went to check it out.  It was a good American type diner.  The food was good and the staff  very attentive and friendly. I got  the french toast and Kent got a 2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon and two pancakes  meal. Both were delicious  and quickly served up and hot. We had mentioned to the waitress that is was an  wedding anniversary  and she surprised us with a strawberry shortcake for dessert on the house. How very  sweet! It was a  good start to the day for sure!

Then after that big breakfast we needed a walk!!  We walked the Lacamas Heritage Trail before with Kent’s sister and husband but this time we walked the entire length 3.5 miles, twice. That was over 7 miles and we felt good afterwards.  Here is their website:  There are a ton of trails for hiking in this area and we do want to explore them. This was a walk along some very tall evergreens and along wetlands where the mallard ducks were starting to nest for the season. The lupine wildflowers here were in bloom as well. We had a very pleasant hike here.

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We went home for a shower and then off again to the International Rose Test Garden in Portland. Since I love flowers and the gardens are in bloom this was a was the price for admission..Free! I was pretty excited but we both were just a bit disappointed as the roses were just starting to bloom. They will be much prettier in a week or so. But we did find some beautiful ones as we strolled around.

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  We had decided to go to a Mid eastern type restaurant for dinner. We had looked at several online and had the address for one but once we looked at the traffic report… We changed our minds. We found an Iranian restaurant in downtown Portland. Since that was where we were, we went to see what it looked like. The Persian house was just what we wanted. We walked in and found the place had atmosphere. So we liked that right away. The waitress was Iranian and family to the owner and was so friendly and helpful.  She helped us pick out some different food. We had an appetizer of eggplant and onions with delicious spices.Picture on left side. I got the Steak kabob with saffron rice, in the middle. Kent got the Spinach and Prune lentil dish with rice on the right. Of course there was delicious fresh pita bread. We each tasted the other’s dish to get even more variety. All of it was so delicious. And the waitress even brought us baklava for dessert as well.

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This meal was a highlight for both of us. We enjoyed reminiscing and just being together in a nice restaurant. The atmosphere here was so comfortable and the waitress so attentive and encouraging us to enjoy ourselves and she even took our picture!

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With the evenings being so long here in the Northwest we sat and watched the people passing by and the sun setting in the city. Pretty and a very enjoyable day!


God has blessed us in these 39 years of marriage. We both have learned to be better spouses and to relax and enjoy life a bit more. We both love to work beside each other as we have over the years in  ministry as well as around our homes.  We are so grateful for the two wonderful adult children God gave to us, for their christian lives, marriages and christian spouses and for the wonderful grandson that we have. We have so many blessings also in our life’s work and ministry. God has used us individually and as a couple for His work. We ask God to keep us close to Him as we want to celebrate many more wedding anniversaries and much more in life together.

Praising God for His Faithfulness to us and very thankful for my loving, and faithful husband of 39 years!!


Jan for the Roaming Reimers