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Our Anniversary!


Our Anniversary!

Lake Jocassee

On July 14, 1984, I met the guy I would eventually marry on October 26, 1985. Last weekend, to celebrate our anniversary, we spent the weekend at Lake Keowee. Saturday night we went bowling until 1:00 AM. On Sunday, after he fixed and served us breakfast, my wonderful husband took our son and me to Cashiers and Highlands. What beautiful places they are. The view of Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee in the mountains is so gorgeous and breathtaking. We shared the view with many other people and a huge amount of ladybugs. I did take pictures but the pictures do not show its justice…      

This year we did not exchange gifts because we were together sharing our time with each other, which is really unusual because his job has him traveling fall, winter, and spring. Needless to say we all had a wonderful weekend just kicking around and exploring the beauty of Gods creations.

Twenty-three years of being married has gone by quickly and I guess the years to come will seem to go by even quicker. I am well blessed and know it. What I have is something that some people never find. Yes, we kid each other about our dreams of winning the lottery and becoming philanthropists but deep down we know we won the lottery that day in July and we won it again March, 1996 when our son was born.

Like everyone we have our ups and downs too but being married to the right person makes those ups and downs so much easier. If someone was to ask me what makes your marriage work, I would have to say we allow each other to grow, we are devoted to each other and our son, and we think a lot alike.

What’s really amazing is even though we were working for the same company (Duke Power now known as Duke Energy) we met on a blind date and from that date on we have been inseparable other than what our jobs have required us to be.

So ladies and gents those ‘oowie’ dates do work!

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 -

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Our Anniversary!*


Comment balloon 18 commentsTeresa Harris • October 31 2008 01:22PM


Congratulations on your long relationship. It sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary trip this year.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi Teresa,

What a wonderful story...It sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary celebration!

Don't forget me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC!"


(949) 753-7900

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) over 10 years ago

Vickie: Thanks for your comments!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Michael: Thanks for stopping by! If I have someone needing to relocate to Orange County I will certainly call you!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  Now I know why you didn't attend the fashion party that you blogged about!  I love your idea of spending time together alone rather than gifting!  To me, that's the bigger and better gift anyway, right?!

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 10 years ago

Hi Teresa, WOW, Congrats! That is an incredible story of love that lasts. You are so very blessed, as am I !! I love the Highlands/Cashiers area. We lived just down the road in Franklin many moons ago! God bless your hubby, son and you !!!

Posted by No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging over 10 years ago

Did  you wear costumes to your wedding? Just kidding, of course!!

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Sounds like you have a wonderful husband!! And Son.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 10 years ago

Happy Anniversary and many more! Wonderful story, all the best to your family!

Posted by Lourdes Hoglo REALTORĀ® Three Village & North Shore Suffolk Co. Long Island (Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Teresa.. Congratulations on 23 wonderful years of marriage.  You and your husband have made it this long, and met on a blind date.. against all odds... and you are still going strong...  This is one beautiful story... and gives me hope.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Awwww....Congratulations.  What a great inspiring story!!!!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 10 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy for you. Guess what? You met your hubby on my birthday. How cool is that?

BTW...thank you so much for praying for my daughter. GBU!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Teresa - "Happy Anniversary"and what a wonderful story. Sorry it took me some time to get to your post, but I made it and that's all that counts. I know you will have many more to come, give you husband and great big hug from Robert. And don't get any funny ideas about the hug!


Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 10 years ago


Don't know how I missed this one until now. Congratulations on your anniversary. Great story of celebration. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 10 years ago

Love the sweet message Teresa and congratulations on the remarkable life with your partner. Hope Coco & Scooter got to celebrate with you too. Thanks for sharing and warm greetings from Paradise.

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Posted by Greg Gorman, Naples Florida Real Estate (John R Wood Properties) over 10 years ago

Teresa - CONGRATS!  What a beautiful story and you have shared some beautiful and WISE advice!  Here is to many, many more love filled years to come.

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 10 years ago

Teresa,  Lee and I count  so every day is a special anniversary.  14773 days for us. You are so goes by way to fast!  Thanks for sharing your love story. Many more happy ones.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 10 years ago

Teresa, my husband and some members mentioned to me that I should make so many comments and this will help me to meet people. Happy aniverasry

Posted by Nu Nu (777S INC (Videos by Vegas Bob)) over 10 years ago

NuNu, So glad that you are listening to your husband. Really enjoyed your first post.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 10 years ago