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Thank You For Keeping A Smile On My Face For 46 Years!

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I’ve been in love with Marcia June Starr Ballestero since November 29,1964. Although it was 17,060 days ago, I remember that day very well. It was the Sunday night after Thanksgiving. That was the day my heart decided there was no one else in the world for me, but her. My heart was right.

I absolutely fell head over heels in love with the girl. I love her ageless beauty. I am forever enamored  with the sound of her voice. I could listen to her chatter for hours. She is my favorite singer in the whole world. Her practical wisdom has benefited our marriage too many times to count. Her children call her blessed, her grandchildren adore her, and I can’t imagine my life without her being the center of it. She still makes me beam from ear to ear when she calls me Honey.

I am so very proud to show her off in public. I delight in her company. There’s still not enough hours in the day when we are together. Her loving and tender words continue to melt my heart and turn it into mush. I’m more in love with her today, even after 46 years. Her beauty and charm still turns my head!

Some have heard me call her Sister Honey, and others have heard me call her Sugar Booger. For Forty Six years, I’ve had the great honor of calling her my wife. I still call her Baby.

We said ‘I Do’ on August the 14th 1965. Besides the day I received the gift of the Holy Ghost, marrying her was by far, the greatest day of my life.

That’s 16,802 days of married bliss, or:

  • 1,451,692,800 seconds
  • 24,194,880 minutes
  • 403,248 hours
  • 2400 weeks (rounded down)

She has voluntarily made me the King of her world and treated me accordingly. I have made her the Queen of my life. No one is like her. No one comes close. She is altogether lovely. She’s the Best!

She has held my hand, and walked faithfully through life beside me. She has been my constant support and life’s greatest pleasure. She has never complained about the hardships of our life, and ‘made do’ when there wasn’t much money to ‘do’ with. I will always be in her debt.

She sacrificed her health and placed her life on the line to give us five wonderful children that have made us both grateful to God and proud.

Marcia! Thank you for all you have done for me and for our family over the years. Thank you for every sacrifice you made in raising our family and keeping our home. Thank you for never nagging or being critical. Thank you for being so loving! You are amazing indeed!

Martyn & Marcia Ballestero


Thank you too my Darling, for keeping a smile on my face for 46 years! I Love You With All My Heart!

Happy 46th Anniversary!








Written by Martyn Ballestero

August 13, 2011 at 1:37 am

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  1. Happy Anniversary to two of the most precious people I know! I love you both!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    August 13, 2011 at 2:13 am

  2. You both are so amazing!! I love this! It has been one of the best things in life to have the security of parents who not only”stuck it out” but really had a loving marriage. This example is what has helped me know what I was to look for in a spouse.What an example you both are to so many! I Love you, Happy Anniversary!! P.S. Plus you really had some fabulous Children……lol

    Marisa Hartzell

    August 13, 2011 at 8:47 am

    • Thank you my Darling. You are absolutely right. Your Mom and I have FABULOUS CHILDREN!! And that my Dear, is no joke. As my only daughter you safely hold a very special part of my heart. I am so very proud of you. Love you!

      Martyn Ballestero

      August 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

  3. That was so very precious!!! I love you both & hope you have many more happy years together! Happy anniversary!

    Carlene Branham

    August 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

  4. Happy Anniversary to you both! What an example you are to us all!

    I was tremendously blessed to hear you speak at Little Rock Campmeeting this week!!!

    God bless you!


    August 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

  5. Congratulations and many happier years yet. I appreciate your ministry and all that you do and have done. God bless you and keep you.


    August 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm

  6. Your devotion to Marcia is so beautiful; this blog made me cry. Happy Anniversary to you both. I love you.

    Nila Marxer

    August 14, 2011 at 9:43 am

  7. Seems that 30 seconds got together and they decided to become a minute. (tick tock tick tock) 60 minutes got together and they decided to become an hour (tick tock tick tock) 24 hours kept ticking away. And they all voted to call it a day. By calling it a day, there wasn’t time to say how much I love you. Then 7 days got together and decided to become a week (tick tock tick tock). As they grew and grew, then 52 weeks decided to become a year. (I love you dear) For 60 seconds every minute, 60 minutes every hour, every hour, every day, every day, every week, every week in every year, All I do is dream of you . . . 60 seconds, 60 minutes, every day of every year. I – LOVE – YOU (Is this the song you are trying to sing? I’ll play it for you as you sing to her . . . in September /:-D ! Congratulations! Sister Dovie

    Dovie M. Glover

    August 15, 2011 at 12:59 am

  8. Happy Anniversary to 2 wonderful, special people in my life~ much love to you both. Just this week, reading in Proverbs, I remember your teaching in our youth Sunday school class, Sis Ballestero… your wisdom has helped me so much! Have MANY, MANY more wonderful years together~

    Ellen Gentry

    August 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

  9. Happy belated anniversary wishes! Always so wonderful to hear of such precious love stories! God bless and keep you both.


    August 16, 2011 at 6:37 am

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